Certification Corner - The Institute Of Internal Auditors  


June 2012
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Message from the Vice President of Professional Certifications
Cyndi Plamondon,

CIA Spotlight 
Jorge Badillo, CIA, CCSA, CISA is presently working in Chile as the Regional Internal Auditor for South America for Kinross Gold Corporation (a Canadian mining company). He possesses more than 16 years internal audit experience, performing financial, performance, forensic, and information technology audits. Learn how the CIA certification has proved valuable in his corner of the globe.
Professional Experience Recognition for the CRMA® to End in 2012 ­­– CLOSING SEPT. 30 and DEC. 31, 2012 
Earlier this year The IIA announced the closing of the Professional Experience Recognition (PER) period for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance™ (CRMA). The CRMA PER will close to candidates living within North America on Sept. 30, 2012, and close to candidates living outside of North America on Dec. 31, 2012. After these dates, no new applications to qualify under PER will be accepted.

CRMA® Program Certifies 2000th Individual 
The IIA is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2,000th Certification in Risk Management Assurance™. The CRMA helps mark the professional distinction among individuals in the internal audit profession. Earning the CRMA will assist you in demonstrating your ability to provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance, educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk management concepts, focus on strategic organizational risks, and add value for your organization.

2011 CIA® Award Winners Announced 
The Institute of Internal Auditors recently announced the recipients of the 2011 CIA Awards for those who took and passed the CIA exam, attaining the highest scores. Read about this year’s celebrated achievers who scored the highest results on the first three exam modules, who passed the test in their first attempt, the highest scoring student, and more.

IIA Global Certifications Introduces Option to Extend Exam Eligibility 
The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved a new policy that allows candidates a one-time 30 day extension of the normal 180-day exam eligibility window for a one-time fee of US $50. Interested candidates must log into CCMS to complete the appropriate exam registration eligibility extension form. 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirement and Reporting Reminder
Effective Jan. 1, 2012, several key changes to the reporting period, CPE requirements, and the reporting process were 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.

Update on IIA Certification Exam Seat Time Reduction 
The IIA has reduced the candidate’s exam seat time to prevent a potential price increase from the testing vendor. Find out more on the updates to plan for and schedule for your upcoming exam.

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