Certified Internal Auditor – CIA® (USA)
CIA® Examination Information
The CIA® exam tests a student’s knowledge of current internal auditing practices, internal audit issues and risks and controls.
The CIA® exam is offered in three parts:
- Exam Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics (125 multiple choice questions – 2.5 hours)
- Exam Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice (100 multiple choice questions – 2.0 hours)
- Exam Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (100 multiple choice questions – 2.0 hours)
Computer-based testing (CBT) is available for the CIA® exam parts, allowing students the flexibility to sit for exams at any time during the year. CIA® exam parts can be sat at IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing centers.
Students must sit for the CIA® exam parts within 180 days from the date their registration is processed by The IIA.
If a student fails any one of the CIA® exam parts, they must wait at least 90 days before retaking that exam (part).
There is no limit to the number of times a student can retake a failed exam part.
Once a student passes an exam part, they are not allowed to retake that exam part again. The only exception is if a student fails to achieve their certification within the defined eligibility period. In this instance, the student must wait for a period of 3 years before resitting the CIA® exam parts.
The certification program’s eligibility requires candidates to complete the program certification process within four years of application approval. If a student fails to complete the certification process within four years, all fees and passed exam parts will be forfeited.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements
In order to maintain the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) designation, certificate holders are required to report continuing professional education (CPE) credits on an annual basis. Please refer the website (www.theiia.org) for further details.
BIBF in collaboration with Powers Resources Corporation (PRC) offers a comprehensive study programme and student support for the CIA® certification. Tuition is available for all exam parts and covers review of the syllabus and practice exams.
BIBF Application Fee : BD 25
CIA® exam preparatory course*:
- Exam Part 1 : BD 300
- Exam Part 2 : BD 400
- Exam Part 3 : BD 500
- Total Fee : BD 1,225**
*The fees above are inclusive of tuition and study materials only. Initial registration, subscription and exam fees are payable to The IIA (USA) separately.
**If registering for all three parts at once, candidates will be eligible for a 10% discount.
Note: The applicant must apply and register online with the IIA prior to scheduling an exam.