Certifications & Qualifications

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​Drive Your Team F​​​orward

There is no clearer way to set the standard of excellence in proficien​cy and professionalism for yourself and your team, as well as with your stakeholders, than with the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation. The CIA:

  • Establishes your team as credible and trusted advisors.
  • Demonstrates understanding and application of The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).
  • Signifies the global benchmark of internal audit competence.
  • Validates your commitment to ongoing professional development.​

​​Certified Intern​​al Auditor (C​​IA)Certified Intern​​al Auditor (C​​IA)

The CIA is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors remains the standard by which individu​als demonstrate their professionalism in the internal audit field. New and rotation​al staff can quickly demonstrate internal audit aptitude by obtaining the Internal Audit Practitioner designation. Learn more.

CIA Learning Sy​​​stem

CIA Prep: CIA Learning Sy​​​stem

Training and preparation is critical to success in passing the​​ CIA exams. AEC members receive up to 50% off The IIA's CIA Learning System based on membership level. To take advantage of this offer, contact aec@th​eiia.org.

Specialty Certific​ations

Specialty Certific​ations

Demonstrate your​​ specialized expertise by skill and industry: risk; self-assessment; financial services; environmental, health and safety; or public sector/government. Specialization demonstrates focus and expertise for critical issues. Learn more.​

Qualification in Internal Au​dit Leadership (QIAL)

Qualification in Internal Au​dit Leadership (QIAL)

Whether you are a new or established CAE or looking to groom a successor, the QIAL was designed to develop, improve, and qualify acumen and expertise in the highest levels of leadership within your internal audit function. Learn more.​​​​​​​​