Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)
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Did you know

Did you know?

CIA is the certification, most valued by employers of internal audit professionals. Join the over 185,000 CIAs in 170+ countries awarded the designation that adds immeasurable distinction with only three letters.* 

*Source: The IIA’s 2021 Internal Audit Leadership Survey

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Why should you pursue the CIA®?

Earn more

Earn more

The CIA designation increases career-advancing opportunities and earning potential.

Become a go-to expert

Become a go-to expert

Become the credible, trusted expert that everyone turns to and one that can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Stand out from the rest

Stand out from the rest

Becoming a CIA differentiates you from your peers and gives you credibility that puts you ahead of those without.


What are the steps to certification?

  1. Determine your eligibility, 
  2. Register for the exam,
  3. Take the exam, 
  4. Receive your certificate.

What are the learning topics for the examination?

Find the CIA® Exam Syllabus 2025  here 

What are the available resources and study guides?

Order the CIA®  learning system here.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Candidates must submit proof of education, 
  • Candidates must submit proof of identification, 
  • Candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference form, 
  • Candidates must submit an Experience Verification form.

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