Certification Corner

Published By The Institute of internal Auditors   
April 2014


Following the same calendar as the newly revised CIA exam, registration to apply to sit for the new 2-part Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) exam opens on 1 May 2013 to begin sitting for the exam on 1 July 2013.

The CRMA exam has another connection to the CIA exam, in that the CRMA requires a co-requisite of Part 1 of the CIA exam. Individuals who already have their CIA designation (in good standing) or have successfully passed Part 1 of the CIA exam who wish to earn the CRMA need only sit for the separate CRMA core exam, which will consist of 100 multiple choice questions covering four domains.

In the few short years since its launch, the CRMA designation has become an important distinguishing feature that can elevate the professional stature of those who earn it.

In fact, since its introduction in 2010, the designation has received unprecedented participation from around the world through the Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period. More than 8,000 professionals have received the designation with more than 4,000 still pending approval. 

There has been broad global appeal for this designation with half of those conferred so far from outside North America. The PER is now closed to residents of North America; however, Global IIA members still have until 31 March 2013 to apply and 30 April 2013 to submit their documentation.

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