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Nomination Form [Download PDF]

Completed Board Election nomination forms should be sent to the following email by 23rd December 2020: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Study the Syllabus & Sit for the Test

The comprehensive exam covers current internal auditing practices; internal audit issues, risks, and controls; and five Standards-focused syllabus domains. Interactive study materials, which are included in the application fee, help ensure candidates are comfortable with their knowledge when they sit for the 2-hour, 100-multiple-choice-question exam.

At present, both onsite and online testing are available. Online testing employs “live proctoring,” which means the candidate is monitored online during the test duration, typically with the help of a webcam, mic, and access to the screen of the candidate.

Onsite testing is available at the many Pearson VUE test centers around the world.


Candidates will have two years to finish the Internal Audit Practitioner program from the date they are approved into the program. Individuals with active Internal Audit Practitioner designations can apply for the CIA program without the required education and/or experience, Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree.

With an active Internal Audit Practitioner designation you can apply for the CIA program. You will have three years to enroll in the CIA program using your active Internal Audit Practitioner designation as an entry requirement. If your Internal Audit Practitioner designation is no longer active, you will have to either meet the CIA program educational requirements or meet the 5 years of experience requirement to enter the CIA program. Visit the CIA Eligibility Requirements webpage for more information.

To Review:

What Are the Eligibility Requirements & Pricing Details for the Internal Audit Practitioner Program?

Program Eligibility Requirements

To ensure all individuals can start the internal audit professional development journey, The IIA has revised work requirements for candidates to the Internal Audit Practitioner program. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for character and identification. Before a candidate application can be approved, all documentation (character reference and identification) must be received and approved by The IIA’s Certification staff.

Character Reference

Candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate’s supervisor.

Proof of Identification

Candidates must provide proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted.

Program Application and Registration Fees

The program application and registration fees may differ per candidate and location, but as a standard are as follows:

IIA Members

  • Application Fee - $75 (includes interactive study materials)
  • Exam Registration Fee - $150


  • Application Fee - $150 (includes interactive study materials)
  • Exam Registration Fee - $250

Visit the Pricing Structure web page to review program application and registration fees.

To learn more about program eligibility and pricing, please visit the Internal Audit Practitioner FAQ.

Register for the Internal Audit Practitioner program through CCMS today!


Since the announcement of the virtual 2020 International Conference, 2nd - 4th November 2020, The IIA will extend a 20% discount to organizations who intend to organize groups of 10 or more attendees. The discounted price would be $555 US for members and $755 US for non-members.  If you would like to take advantage of the group discount, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As a reminder, attendees: the virtual event includes:

  • Will have access to a live stream of 28 concurrent and six general sessions
  • Ability to view session recordings and download materials in the event platform for two weeks post conference
  • Interactive with other attendees via discussion boards and group chats
  • Can earn up to 18 CPE credits
  • Live translation available in 16 languages

Visit the 2020 International Conference website for more information.

Dear Member,

  1. We would like to inform you of extensions related to on the various CIA Challenge Exams initiatives.


CIA Challenge Exam

Extension Information

ACCA & Qualified Accounting Bodies (QAB)

The application & registration window for the CIA Challenge Exam – ACCA & QAB has been extended to 10 October 2020 to give eligible candidates additional time advantage of this opportunity to earn their CIA designation.


A concession is now available to allow eligible candidates to request a program extension through 30 June 2021. All extension requests must be submitted via Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).  Please note the last day candidates can sit for the exam is 30 June, regardless of when their program expires.


As a reminder, the Certification Handbook states there are no refunds or transfer of funds for certification products and candidates should ensure the product and pricing is correct before continuing with their purchase.

  1. Our webinar on Evolution of internal audit skills and competence during & post Covid-19 pandemic’ scheduled for tomorrow will be postponed to a later date.
  2. The approved Internal Audit Competency Framework is attached for your review and equipping     members and internal auditors overall with tools that assess professional strengths and development needs.

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