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CIA Learning System Refresher Seminars - Part 1

Your opportunity to...
  • Review key concepts tested in the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam Part I – The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk and Control.
  • Learn test-taking strategies and best practices from instructors who have successfully taken the CIA exam.
  • Bolster exam day confidence.
Calling all...
  • CIA exam candidates who want to reinforce the knowledge they have gained in studying The IIA's CIA Learning System™.
  • CIA exam candidates that prefer the interaction of a classroom setting or require additional guidance.
Course Description

Prerequisites: This course is intended for those who will or have completed Part 1 of The IIA's CIA Learning System, a comprehensive study program available exclusively through The IIA. Registration for this course at this price includes the purchase of The IIA's CIA Learning System and the Refresher Seminar. Please call +1-877-442-2425 (+1-651-905-2670 outside of North America) to register for the Refresher Seminar seperately if you've already purchased Part 1 of The IIA's CIA Learning System. Click here to learn more about The IIA's CIA Learning System!
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group-Live


This fast-paced, one-day intensive review seminar is designed for CIA candidates who will be taking Part I of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. The seminar, developed by CIA-certified subject matter experts and taught by CIA practitioners, provides a customized review of key CIA exam topics in Part I, real-life case studies, and helpful test-taking strategies. Each seminar is tailored to meet the needs of the class participants based on a knowledge assessment taken prior to the course; therefore the content of each course will vary. Courses may be taken individually by part or as a group of four.

Course Outline
Depending on the learning needs of the group registered for the specific site, the course may include additional discussion and exercises/case studies on the following exam topics:
    Comply with The IIA's Attribute Standards
    • Define purpose, authority, and responsibility of the internal audit activity
    • Maintain independence and objectivity
    • Determine if the required knowledge, skills, and competencies are available
    • Develop and/or procure necessary knowledge, skills and competencies collectively required by the internal audit activity
    • Exercise due professional care
    • Promote continuing professional development
    • Promote quality assurance and improvement of the internal audit activity
    • Abide by and promote compliance with The IIA Code of Ethics
    Establish a Risk-based Plan to Determine the Priorities of the Internal Audit Activity
    • Establish a framework for assessing risk
    • Using risk frameworks
    • Identify internal audit resource requirements
    • Coordinate the internal audit activity's efforts
    • Select engagements
    Understand the Internal Audit Activity's Role in Organizational Governance
    • Obtain board's approval of audit charter
    • Communicate plan of engagements and key performance indicators to the board on a regular basis
    • Report significant audit issues
    • Discuss areas of significant risk
    • Support board in enterprise-wide risk assessment
    • Review positioning of the internal audit function within the risk management framework within the organization
    • Monitor compliance with the corporate code of conduct/business practices
    • Report on the effectiveness of the control framework
    • Assist board in assessing the independence of the external auditor
    • Assess ethical climate of the board and organization
    • Assess compliance with policies in specific areas (e.g., derivatives)
    • Assess organization's reporting mechanism to the board
    • Conduct follow-up and report on management responses to external audit and regulatory body reviews
    • Assess the adequacy of the performance measurement system, achievement of corporate objective
    • Support a culture of fraud awareness and encourage the reporting of improprieties
    Perform Other Internal Audit Roles and Responsibilities
    • Ethics/Compliance
    • Risk Management
    • Privacy
    • Information or physical security
    Governance, Risk, and Control Knowledge Elements
    • Corporate governance principles
    • Alternative control frameworks
    • Risk vocabulary and concepts
    • Risk management techniques
    • Risk/control implications of different organizational structures
    • Risk/control implications of different leadership styles
    • Change management
    • Conflict management
    • Management control techniques
    • Types of control (e.g., preventive, detective, input, output)
    Plan Engagements
    • Initiate preliminary communication with engagement client
    • Conduct a preliminary survey of the area of engagement
    • Complete a detailed risk assessment of the area (prioritize or evaluate risk/control factors)
    • Coordinate audit engagement efforts
    • Establish/refine engagement objectives and identify/finalize the scope of engagement
    • Identify or develop criteria for assurance engagements (criteria against which to audit)
    • Consider the potential for fraud when planning an engagement
    • Determine engagement procedures
    • Determine the level of staff and resources needed for the engagement
    • Establish adequate planning and supervision of the engagement
    • Prepare engagement work program
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