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CIA Certification 1

CIA Overview
• Only globally recognized certification for internal auditors
• Based on the International Professional Practices Framework
• First exam administered in August 1974 (first certificates issued
• More than122,000 have earned the certification
• More than 80,000 exam parts administered each year
• Exam offered via computer-based testing (CBT) since May 2008
• 750 testing centers in 140 countries through Pearson VUE
• Register and monitor CIA application progress with
online Certification Candidate Management
System (CCMS) 2

CIA Benefits • Distinguish yourself from your peers • Gain instant professional credibility with internal and external customers • Broaden your knowledge • Enhance your image • Grow your confidence • Demonstrate your passion and commitment • Increase your earning potential • Advance your career Certified professionals earn 25% more than their non-certified peers. (Source: The IIA’s 2014 Compensation Study) 3 .LearnCIA. 4 .CIA Benefits to Employers • Improve performance of your internal auditors • Demonstrate proficiency and achievement of staff • Gain credibility with new and existing external clients • Enhance credibility with executive management and audit committee www.

Bachelor’s degree – Those without a degree can be approved if they have: • Two years post-secondary education and five years verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent. Continuing Professional Education www.LearnCIA. Successful exam completion 5. OR • Seven years verified experience in internal audit or its equivalent. Character reference 5 . Adherence to The IIA’s Code of Ethics 6. 2. Professional work experience 4.CIA Program Eligibility Requirements 1.

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CIA Exam Overview • CIA is a 3-part exam • Exams offered year-round with CBT through Pearson VUE • 180 days to take an exam part after registering • Part 1 is 125 multiple choice questions with exam length of 2 hours and 30 minutes • Parts 2 and 3 are 100 multiple choice questions with an exam length of 2 hours per part.LearnCIA. 600+ required to pass 7 . • Exam scoring: Scale of 250-750.

5 hours Duration: 2.theiia.0 hours Duration: 2. CIA Exam Content Part 1 Exam: Internal Part 2 Exam: Internal Audit Part 3 Exam: Internal Audit Auditing Basics Practice Knowledge Elements Duration: 8 .0 hours Question Count: 125 Question Count: 100 Question Count: 100 Topical focus areas include: Topical focus areas include: Topical focus areas include:  IIA Mandatory Guidance  Managing the Internal Audit  Governance  Internal Control and Risk Function  Risk Management  Tools and Techniques for  Managing Individual  Organizational Structure and Conducting the Audit Engagements Business Processes Engagement  Fraud Risks and Controls  Communication  Leadership  IT/Business Continuity  Financial Management  Global Business Environment A detailed topic outline can be found at: https://global.aspx www.LearnCIA. 9 .www.

LearnCIA.) 3. 2.Steps to Take the Exam 1. (Fee is waived throughout August 2015. Provide documentation related to: – Character Reference – Education – Photo Identification Create Apply Provide Register Schedule www. Complete the CIA Application – US$100 for IIA members. Create a profile in the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).com 10 .

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There is no additional cost to 12 .LearnCIA. – There is a USD $75 fee to change or cancel a previously scheduled appointment with Pearson VUE. Fee is US$250 for Part I and US$200 each for Parts 2 and 3 for IIA members. Register for the exam. Schedule the exam with Pearson VUE. When the application is approved. 5.Steps to Take the Exam 4. Create Apply Provide Register Schedule www.

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available at 14 .LearnCIA. Find more information about the CIA exam in the Certification Candidate www.

com 15 .Step 1: Create a Study Plan How Much Time Will You Need to Study? • Expect to allocate the following hours to your studies: – Part 1: 28+ hours – Part 2: 27+ hours – Part 3: 66+ hours • Study times vary based on – Years of experience – Expertise in accounting or IT – Study method – How quickly you read and comprehend topics www.LearnCIA.

and experience at online pre-test www. • Use your results to create a review-plan 16 .com/my-cia.Step 1: Create a Study Plan My CIA Review Plan SmartStudy™ • Create a FREE customized study • Assess your areas of strength and plan based on your goals. step-by-step plan that focuses on areas that need the most attention www. weakness by completing the schedule.LearnCIA.

Step 2: Study the Reading Materials Study with printed books or your 17 . www.LearnCIA.

Step 3: Apply the Concepts • Chapter Quizzes • Flashcards • Online Glossary 18 .

LearnCIA.Step 3: Apply the Concepts Sample Chapter Quiz Question 19 .

LearnCIA.Step 3: Apply the Concepts Flashcards and Glossary 20 .

LearnCIA.Step 4: Test Your Knowledge 21 .

Step 4: Test Your Knowledge Reports 22 .LearnCIA. • Free Study Plan: My CIA Review Plan • Free Demo of Learning System • Free Study Tips and Exam Tips • Order Information • Certification Handbook • CIA Exam Registration • Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) www.Resource Links 23 .LearnCIA.LearnCIA.

com 24 .LearnCIA. Question & Answer www.