Certification in Control Self-Assessment™
What is the CCSA™?
The CCSA™ is a specialty certification program designed for practitioners of control self-assessment (CSA). Individuals at any CSA experience level will benefit from this comprehensive program. Gaining the required knowledge of areas such as risk and control models - often considered the realm of auditors only - exposes CSA practitioners from all backgrounds to concepts that are vital in effectively using CSA to help clients achieve their objectives.
The CCSA™ examination is available on a year-round basis.
It is recommended that candidates set aside approximately 60 to 80 hours of study for the exam, over a minimum of a three month period.
By applying to become a candidate in the CCSA™ Program, an individual agrees to accept the conditions of the program. These include requirements regarding eligibility, exam confidentiality
and continuing professional education
Eligibility and Skills Requirement
CCSA™ candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements: Education:
CCSA™ candidates must have a bachelor's (four-year) degree or equivalent. Two years of post-secondary schooling with an accredited organisation plus three years of general business experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. A copy of the degree or transcripts must accompany the application. Character Reference:
CCSA™ candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a character reference signed by a CCSA™, a Certified Internal Auditor, or the candidate's supervisor. Work Experience:
CCSA™ candidates must obtain one year of control-related business experience, such as CSA, auditing, quality assurance, risk management, or environmental auditing. Work experience must be verified by a CCSA™, a CIA®, a CGAP™, or a CFSA™, or the candidate's supervisor. Experience verification may accompany application or be submitted later at registration for the examination. Facilitation Experience/Training:
CCSA™ candidates must obtain at least seven hours of acceptable facilitation experience or at least 14 hours of acceptable facilitation training. To be considered acceptable, facilitation experience or training must meet the guidelines listed on the facilitation validation form. Validation of facilitation experience/training may accompany application or be submitted later. The CSA course satisfies the facilitation training requirement for the CCSA™.
Candidates must take their exam within 180 days of their exam registration date. The certification program’s eligibility requires candidates to complete the program certification process within four years of application approval. If a candidate has not completed the certification process within four years, all fees and exam parts will be forfeited.
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