Certification Corner

Published By The Institute of internal Auditors   
April 2014

Dear Colleagues,


As you can imagine, the 2nd quarter has been very busy for the Professional Certifications Board, Exam Development Committee, and our entire headquarters’ certification team as we work toward the launch of the first offering of Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA®) exam and the introduction of the 3-part Certified Internal Auditor®(CIA®) exam on 1 July. Both of these occurrences mark great milestones in the evolution of The IIA’s certification program.

The CRMA has already been awarded to more than 11,000 individuals during the Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period that ended 31 March. You’ll be introduced to our 10,000th CRMA certificant in this issue’s Certification Spotlight. If you haven’t earned your CRMA and are considering it, I encourage you to explore the CRMA special introductory offer, now extended to 31 July.

The launch of our 3-part CIA exam also coincides with the kick-off of our 40th anniversary of the CIA program. We will be celebrating at the upcoming 2013 International Conference, 14-17 July in Orlando, and I invite you to take a nostalgic walk through the last 40 years of progress in A Sign of the Times. You too can contribute to the advancement of our CIA program, by participating in our Delayed Score Exam (DSE) if you are not currently certified, or authoring exam questions if you are. Learn more about both opportunities in this issue.

In addition to preparing for these three auspicious occasions, we continued the work of streamlining processes and creating efficiencies for our candidates. As of 30 April, the Document Upload Portal became the official method of document submission for all IIA certification programs.

Every day, we are working to lay the foundation for the next 40 years of evolution for The IIA’s and internal audit profession’s certification programs, and it is truly an exciting time for me as an internal audit professional to watch the bar be continually raised as more and more audit professionals set their sights on earning an internal audit credential.

For those of you who earned your credentials this quarter, I congratulate you, and for those who are continuing your journey, I applaud you. It takes commitment to earn a designation, such as the CIA or CRMA, and the rewards are endless as you possess a new tool to showcase your competence and enhance your credibility with stakeholders, management, and your peers.

Take pride in your achievements and don’t forget to visit the Certifications eStore for high-quality, useful items that display your achievement.


Cyndi Plamondon, CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
Vice President, Global Professional Certifications
The Institute of Internal Auditors


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