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CIA Exam Preparation Instructor-led Course Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

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This online instructor-led Part 1 CIA exam preparation course is designed to give candidates a comprehensive review of the topics covered on the Part 1 CIA exam. The course will provide in-depth analysis, reinforce CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence.

The training course is appropriate for CIA candidates, internal auditors seeking professional development, and students in accounting, business, or financial degree programs.

During this course, participants will be able to:

  • Learn and discuss Part 1 CIA topics with subject matter experts and peers.
  • Obtain study tips to help candidates stay on track to complete their CIA exam within their specific time-frame.
  • Work through practice exam questions.

Registration for this course includes Part 1 of The IIA’s CIA Learning System® (Version 7.0) self-study materials including printed book, e-book, access to online study tools for one year, and a Student Activity book.

Questions? Please contact customer relations at 1-407-937-1111.

Learn more about the IIA’s CIA Learning System.

Please be advised that we cannot guarantee timely delivery of the materials if registration occurs within one week or less from the start of the course. Your materials will ship to the address marked primary on your profile.

Course Duration: 1.5 day(s)
CPEs Available: 12
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Two years of internal audit experience
Advance Preparation: 
Delivery Method: eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live); Seminar (Group-Live)

The course may include discussion on the following exam topics:

Section I: Foundations of Internal Auditing

Topic A: The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework/Purpose, Authority, and Responsibility of the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Requirements of the Internal Audit Charter
Topic C: Assurance and Consulting Services
Topic D: The IIA’s Code of Ethics

Section II: Independence and Objectivity

Topic A: Organizational Independence of the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Impairments to Independence
Topic C: Auditor Objectivity
Topic D: Promoting Objectivity

Section III: Proficiency and Due Professional Care

Topic A: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for the Internal Auditor
Topic C: Due Professional Care
Topic D: Continuing Professional Development

Section IV: Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

Topic A: Key Elements of a QAIP
Topic B: QAIP Reporting Requirements
Topic C: Conformance/Nonconformance

Section V: Governance, Risk Management, and Control

Topic A: Organizational Governance
Topic B: The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Overall Control Environment and Individual Engagement Risks and Controls
Topic C: Ethics and Compliance Issues and Violations
Topic D: Corporate Social Responsibility
Topic E: Risk Management Fundamentals
Topic F: Globally Accepted Risk Management Frameworks
Topic G: The Effectiveness of Risk Management
Topic H: The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in the Risk Management Process
Topic I: Types of Controls and Management Control Techniques
Topic J: Internal Control Frameworks
Topic K: The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Internal Controls

Section VI: Fraud Risks

Topic A: Fraud Risks and Types of Fraud
Topic B: Potential for Fraud Occurrence
Topic C: Controls to Prevent/Detect Fraud and Education to Improve Fraud Awareness
Topic D: Forensic Auditing

Most courses can be delivered through on-site training. You might be surprised that the organization leading the profession is just as committed to the delivery of affordable training.

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