Certification Corner

Published By The Institute of internal Auditors   
April 2014

Status Update on the CIA’s Exam Transition Plus Education Eligibility Requirement Updates 

In a year of continuing change for The IIA’s premier designation, there are new happenings to report.

The 3-part CIA exam transition is continuing efficiently. By the end of December 2013, the English version of the CIA exam will complete its transition to the new 3-part format and the remaining language translations will continue through the third quarter of 2014. To see the schedule of translations and when individual language registrations plan to open, click here.

If you are planning to pursue the CIA designation in either the 4-part or the 3-part format, please pay close attention to the dates of availability according to this schedule, and please note that the dates are subject to change.

There have been significant changes within the CIA program involving education and eligibility requirements for all certifications. The Global Board of Directors has approved an alternate path to CIA eligibility for those candidates who do not possess a bachelor’s degree from an accredited university. Candidates may now become eligible for the CIA with less post-secondary education but expanded verified experience in internal audit. Click here for additional details.

In addition to the change mentioned above, the Global Board has also changed the documentation requirements for all certification programs.

Effective January 2014, to become eligible to take any exams, you must submit the exam application form, the character reference form, proof of education, and proof of identification. Candidates may register for exams after all the documents have been received and approved. Full details regarding these changes will be posted to the website when available.


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