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
- Membership with IIA-Australia is required.
- Bachelor's degree or equivalent (in any discipline) from an accredited university-level institution. Certain international professional designations may also be accepted. A copy of the degree or transcripts must accompany the application.
- Character Reference: candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a character reference signed by a CCSA™, supervisor, manager or educator upon application to the program.
- Work Experience:candidates are required to complete 24 months of internal auditing experience or experience in audit/assessment disciplines, including external auditing, quality assurance, compliance and internal control. Either a master's degree or work experience in related business professions (such as accounting, law or finance) can be substituted for one year of experience.
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 All specialty certification examinations are nondisclosed. Candidates agree to keep the contents of the exams confidential and therefore may not discuss the specific exam content with anyone except the IIA-Australia's Certification Department. Unauthorised disclosure of exam material will be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics and could result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.
Code of Ethics A candidate agrees to abide by the Code of Ethics established by the Institute.
Continuing Professional Education Upon certification, a candidate is required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments.
Candidates must take their exam/s within 180 days of their exam registration date. Candidates should register for one exam at a time. Usually, the CCSA™ program is completed in two years. 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.
CCSA Exam Syllabus
The required application form is: 2014 CCSA™ Examination Application Form
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