Certification Corner - The Institute Of Internal Auditors  


March 2012
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Message from the Vice President of
Professional Certifications




Cyndi Plamondon,



CRMA® Spotlight

Mike Fucilli, CIA, CGAP, CRMA, CFE,  has over 30 years of auditing experience in the private and public sectors and is currently the Auditor General at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York City. Learn how the CRMA certification proved valuable in his corner of the globe.

Participate in the Job Analysis Survey for the CRMA®
The Job Analysis Survey (JAS) for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ is now open and will remain open until March 30, 2012.

2013 CIA® Candidate Transition Plan and Exam Content Map Now Available
The IIA recently released the transition plan for CIA program candidates who are in the process of becoming CIA certified when the new three-part exam structure is introduced in mid-2013. To further assist candidates, The IIA has provided a content map highlighting content that has transitioned to a new part, has been removed or added, or has changed knowledge level on the exam.

The IIA Continues Focus on Enhancing the Certification Exam Experience
In order to streamline the CIA® exam process for candidates and to avoid a vendor’s impending price increase in the delivery of exams, The IIA has continued the implementation of two enhancements to the process: reducing the number of un-scored questions on select exams, and removing the computer-based testing (CBT) tutorial from the onsite exam process.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement and Reporting Processes Reminder
Effective January 1, 2012, several key changes to the reporting period, CPE requirements, and the reporting process have been implemented. Find out how these changes impact you. The changes in the program enhance the reporting experience for certified individuals and align The IIA with industry best practices.

FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY!  Earn your Certification in Risk Management AssuranceTM (CRMA®) During The IIA’s Professional Experience Recognition (PER) Period       
Now that the CRMA PER is open to all candidates worldwide, you can join over 1,000 of your peers and earn your Certification in Risk Management Assurance. CRMA PER is a way for individuals to obtain the CRMA designation before the exam is offered in 2013.

Arabic Language Exam Now Offered to CIA® Registrants
In response to continued growth of the internal audit profession globally and demand for credentialed practitioners, The IIA now offers certification exams in Arabic. Currently, more than 7 percent of The IIA’s established institutes around the world speak Arabic as either their primary or secondary language.