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CIA

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Why choose CIA?

Certified Internal Auditors (CIA®) is the only globally recognised internal audit certification which helps individuals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competencies in the auditing field anywhere around the world.

The benefits of gaining the qualification is to be able to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as:

  • Add value and improve organisation’s operations through evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls
  • Demonstrate professionalism and proficiency
  • Facilitates internal auditors to top management positions
  • Understand management principles
  • CIA adds values across all industries such as finance, manufacturing, banking, education and many more. 

CIA adds values across all industries such as finance, manufacturing, banking, education and many more.

Why choose CIA?

Certified Internal Auditors (CIA®) is the only globally recognised internal audit certification which helps individuals to demonstrate their knowledge, skills and competencies in the auditing field anywhere around the world.

The benefits of gaining the qualification is to be able to distinguish yourself from your peers as well as:

  • Add value and improve organisation’s operations through evaluating the efficiency and effectiveness of risk management and internal controls
  • Demonstrate professionalism and proficiency
  • Facilitates internal auditors to top management positions
  • Understand management principles
  • CIA adds values across all industries such as finance, manufacturing, banking, education and many more. 

CIA adds values across all industries such as finance, manufacturing, banking, education and many more. 

Qualification structure

The qualification has three parts:

Part 1 Part 2 Part 3

Essentials of Internal Auditing

Practice of Internal Auditing

Business knowledge for Internal Auditing

125 questions

100 questions

100 questions

150 minutes

120 minutes

120 minutes

Reminder- The exam is an on-demand exam which can be taken at any time throughout the year at registered exam centres.

Registration fees

The registration fees which are payable directly to the IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) are as follows:

Non-member Full time student

Application fee

$230

$65

Part 1 Exam fee

$395

$230

Part 2 Exam fee

$345

$180

Part 3 Exam fee

$345

$180

To know more about the certification fee structure, click on Pricing Structure (theiia.org)

Eligibility/ Exemptions

To be approved into the CIA program, the candidate must satisfy any one of the below conditions:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or higher,
  • Hold an active internal auditor’s practitioner designation,
  • Possess five years of internal audit experience,
  • Be an active student in the final year of college.

* You are able to take the CIA exams but the certification will be provided to you once you have completed your degree and the program requirements.

   You will need to complete and pass the three parts within three years from the time of registration.

CIA Challenge Exam

CIA challenge exam gives active CPA or CA holders the opportunity to earn the CIA® designation through an expedited process. The challenge exam will include CIA content not already covered by your local accounting exam.

The Professional Certification Board (PCB) has approved work experience and education exemption for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualified members and an education exemption for US Certified Public Accountants (CPA) active license holder pursuing CIA certification.

Why study at PhoenixFT?

  • Comprehensive three-part CIA course – an easy to understand and highly exam focused course
  • Expert written Phoenix study materials
  • Interactive teaching methodology used for focused and accurate knowledge
  • Full time subject specialist tutors – All experts in their fields and highly skilled and effective communicators
  • Flexible study packages – F2F, blended and online study packages available
  • Award winning online platform – used by 22 out of 25 top universities globally
  • Assist students to pass the CIA certification within a three-year window.
  • Dedicated customer support – We will always and without compromise put ‘YOU’ the student first.

Why study at PhoenixFT?

  • Comprehensive three-part CIA course – an easy to understand and highly exam focused course
  • Expert written Phoenix study materials
  • Interactive teaching methodology used for focused and accurate knowledge
  • Full time subject specialist tutors – All experts in their fields and highly skilled and effective communicators
  • Flexible study packages – F2F, blended and online study packages available
  • Award winning online platform – used by 22 out of 25 top universities globally
  • Assist students to pass the CIA certification within a three-year window.
  • Dedicated customer support – We will always and without compromise put ‘YOU’ the student first.

CIA study packages

Silver
Complete Online tuition course
Hard copy PhoenixFT study notes for each module
Interim testing
Online Revision course
Revision question bank
Electronic final mock exam x1
Personalised tutor support
Whats App study group
Gold
F2F Tution course
Hard copy PhoenixFT study notes for each module
Interim testing
F2F revision course
Revision question bank
Electronic final mock exam x1
Personalized tutor support
Whats App study group
Platinum
F2F Tuition course
Hard copy PhoenixFT study notes for each module
Interim testing
F2F Revision course
Revision question bank
Complete online tuition course access
Online Revision course
Electronic final mock exam x1
Free re-sit guarantee
Personalized tutor support
WhatsApp study group