What are the Steps to Certification in internal auditing?
Step 1: Decide Which Certification Is Right for You
You have the choice of taking the CIA®
or one of the specialist certifications, depending on your career focus, your skill level and your eligibility. Each certification program has a self-study component, study materials, sample questions and an examination administered by Computer Based Testing
Step 2: Determine Your Eligibility and Skill Level
Each of the IIA-Australia certification programs has specific entry criteria and eligibility requirements that a candidate must meet to take the exam. In addition, you may want to assess your skill level by taking a practice test using the sample questions. Your score on the practice test will allow you to assess your readiness and areas for improvement.
Step 3: Register for the Exam and Pay Fee(s)
You will need to formally register for the CIA®
or specialist certification exam, providing a character reference and verification of your experience or alternatively your student status. The IIA-Australia's certification exams are now offered through computer-based testing, year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide.
Step 4: Prepare for the Exam
You are responsible for determining the method(s) in which you need to prepare for the exam. We provide you with a list of available study support resources for your consideration.
Step 5: Take the Test
With the transition to computer-based testing (CBT), the Institute's certification exams are administered through the worldwide network of Pearson VUE Testing Centers.
Step 6: Receive Your Certificate
Once you have passed the exam and met all other program requirements, your certificate will be presented to you.
Are exemptions available in the CIA® program?
Yes. An exemption is available from the Part IV CIA® exam. This exemption, known as Professional Recognition Credit (PRC) is based on holding one of a number of professional qualifications. The IIA's own CFSA™, CGAP™ and CCSA™ can each be used to claim PRC. Other professional qualifications eg CISA, CA, CPA can also be used.
PRC: List of exemptions