The CIA Challenge Exam
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The CIA® Challenge Exam

Are you a Qualified CPA (K), CISA or ACCA?

 Do you know, as Qualified CPA (K), CISA or ACCA, you can now earn the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation through the CIA Challenge Exam and demonstrate your knowledge, skill and competence in Internal Audit to the world.

This Exam only tests knowledge areas not covered in CPA (K), CISA or ACCA exam curriculum.

Now is a perfect time to prove credibility and value by earning the only globally recognized certification for internal auditors. Be certified for success.

The CIA Challenge Exam:

  • Comprises of 150 multiple choice questions based on the syllabi for CPA/syllabi for CISA
  • Based on the Internal Audit Standards.
  • Examination time is up to 180 minutes.
  • Offered in English only.
  • Based on scaled scoring and a passing score of 600 is required out of 750 points thus 80%.
  • Developed following best practices with the support of experts and professionals.
  • Available via online testing or at a testing center.

Program Timeline

The CIA Challenge Examination is only offered in the testing windows as listed below:

Application window:

  • Application: April & September
  • Exam Registration: All year
  • First Attempt Testing Windows for April category: June or August
  • First Attempt Testing Windows for September category: November or February

The testing windows are subject to change.

The CIA Challenge Exam Rates:

The exam registration is included in the application bundled price.

  • IIA Member Rates: USD 1,255
  • Non – Member Rates: USD 1,625

The cost includes:

  • CIA Challenge Exam application fee.
  • CIA Challenge Exam registration fee.
  • CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide, including 1,000 practice questions.
  • Access to the online materials, valid for 12 months from date of invitation. Extensions are available for a fee. 
  • Access to the Standards to help you prepare for the exam.


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