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IPPF Evolution

Embracing the Future

The IPPF will be changing soon, and we invite you to follow and participate in the process.

Internal auditors help organizations confront challenges by providing timely and objective assurance, advice, and insight, using the standards and guidance of The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).

Today’s rapidly evolving global landscape demands that the IPPF change to better serve internal auditors, organizations, and stakeholders worldwide. As a result, the International Internal Audit Standards Board (IIASB) of The IIA kicked off the IPPF Evolution Project to update and streamline the framework and the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

As one of its primary responsibilities, the IIASB applies a rigorous, transparent, and responsive process to review and update the IPPF and the Standards on an ongoing basis.

The IIA is committed to setting the Standards in the public interest. The unprecedented IPPF Evolution Project includes soliciting and carefully considering input from various stakeholders that are interested in the future of the IPPF.


Thus far, the IIASB has:

  • Held interviews and focus groups with global quality assessors.
  • Completed Standards benchmarking.
  • Executed a global practitioner survey.
  • Engaged Global IIA Affiliate leaders in briefings and Q&A sessions.
  • Held roundtable discussions with IIA Principal Partners.
  • Held free public webinars detailing proposed changes. Watch webinar playback now.

Next steps:

  • Roundtable, 20 September 2022, in Washington DC, USA, with regulators, standard-setters, and organizations that impact corporate governance and public interest. 
  • Global Assembly, 21-22 September 2022, in Washington DC, USA, with representatives from 113 IIA Global Affiliates.
  • Roundtable, 7 October 2022, in Brussels, Belgium, with regulators, standard-setters, and organizations that impact corporate governance and public interest.
  • Implementing an exposure period to allow internal audit professionals and stakeholders worldwide to comment on the proposed new framework and standards.
  • Providing status updates and communications on the release and effective date of the new framework and standards and updates to relevant content and products.