Certification Corner

Published By The Institute of internal Auditors   
April 2014

Message From the Vice President of Professional Certifications

Cyndi Plamondon,

Dear Colleagues,

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time passes and that it’s time once again to bring you up to speed on all things Certification. It was a busy third quarter here at Global Headquarters and all signs point toward an equally energizing fourth quarter.

First in this issue of Certification Corner, take a moment to get to know fellow member Julie Lathrop, CIA, in “CIA Spotlight.” Learn this professional’s reasons for adding this key certification to her curriculum vitae.

Next, please keep in mind that the CRMA professional experience recognition (PER) period is coming to a close for North America. At present we have awarded more than 4,000 candidates with the CRMA designation and more than 2,000 remain in the pipeline. I encourage all North American candidates to apply before the deadline of 30 September 2012; you’ll have until 31 October 2012 to send in your substantiating documents.

Speaking of the CRMA, with special thanks and gratitude to the hardworking volunteer members of the CRMA Steering Committee, the newly created exam syllabus has been finalized and is now available on the website. We will begin exam testing in English in July 2013.

In other news about examinations, much work has gone into the planning, implementation, and roll-out of the new 3-part Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam, and those details are covered in this newsletter.  In keeping with our high standards, we are continually calling on experienced certified professionals to contribute relevant and challenging exam questions. See the Call for Exam Question Writers article in this issue.

So brew a cup of coffee or tea, or grab a soda and spend a few minutes with this issue of Certification Corner. As always, I invite you to contact me with questions you may have about Global Certifications.


Cyndi Plamondon, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Vice President, Professional Certifications

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