Professional Development

Professional Development

Customized Education and Offers for Your Advancement

The Audit Executive Center (AEC) is dedicated to helping CAEs achieve their professional goals. Whether you are looking to broaden your knowledge base, advance your career, or train your staff, the AEC offers a variety of opportunities to fit your needs.

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AEC Event CalendarAEC Event Calendar

The AEC event calendar keeps you informed of the latest events, webinars, CAE Forums, virtual roundtables, and other networking or personal development opportunities scheduled throughout the year. AEC members can also access archived events for additional content and resources. Access now.

Professional Networking

Professional Networking

Take advantage of networking opportunities such as facilitated forums, virtual CAE roundtables on key topics, and survey feedback from your peers on issues impacting your organization. Several of these networking programs offer CPE credit. Explore now.
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Conferences

Conferences

The General Audit Management (GAM) Conference is the premier experience for CAEs to share ideas and gain insight and solutions on relevant matters. The AEC offers exclusive networking and educational opportunities throughout the event. In addition, the AEC hosts CAE-only CPE events at other IIA conferences at no cost to AEC members. Learn more.

Training & EducationTraining & Education

Ongoing training and education helps CAEs and their staff acquire the knowledge, skills, and other competencies needed. The IIA offers exclusive professional development opportunities and pricing from foundational to advanced, including e-workshops, on-demand training, on-site group training, executive development, and seminars. Learn more.

Certifications & Qualifications

You can quickly demonstrate you and your team’s knowledge and expertise through certifications and qualifications. Members of AEC receive exclusive discounts on Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) prep self-study and training. Learn more about how you can move your team forward with certifications. Explore today.

AEC Event Calendar

The AEC event calendar keeps you informed of the latest events, webinars, CAE Forums, virtual roundtables, and other networking or personal development opportunities scheduled throughout the year. AEC members can also access archived events for additional content and resources.

Professional Networking

Take advantage of networking opportunities such as facilitated forums, virtual CAE roundtables on key topics, and survey feedback from your peers on issues impacting your organization. Several of these networking programs offer CPE credit.​

General Audit Management (GAM) ​​Conference

The General Audit Management (GAM) Conference is the premier experience for CAEs and audit management to share ideas and gain insight and solutions on relevant matters. AEC members receive additional CP​Es and discounts.

​AEC members receive exclusive GAM discounts:

AEC members​ also enjoy exclusive benefits at GAM:

  • CAE Forum and Interactive Roundtable
  • Networking Reception
  • AEC CAE Luncheon with Guest Speaker
  • Access to the AEC Hospitality Lounge​

Additional IIA Conferences

The AEC hosts CAE-only CPE events at other IIA conferences throughout the year as well, such as the International Conference and All Star Conference. These events are at no cost to AEC members.

Training & Education

Ongoing training an​​​d education helps CAEs and their staff acquire the knowledge, skills, and other competencies needed. The IIA offers professional development opportunities from foundational to advanced, including eWorks​hops, on-demand training, on-site training, and seminars​.

AEC members receive exclusive training and educational discounts:

  • ​15% off IIA seminars based on your membership level. To take advantage of this benefit, simply sign in to The IIA's North American website, select the seminar product with “AEC” in the product description, and register, or call Customer Relations at +1-407-937-1111. Be sure to mention that you are an AEC m​ember.
  • Various discounts on IIA on-site training​ based on your membership level. Receive your discount by emailing sales@theiia.org​ and mentioning that you are an AEC member.

Executive De​​velopment

To increase your pro​fessional success, it is important for CAEs and audit leaders to be equipped with a strong foundation of audit knowledge, skills, techniques, and resources that prepare you to face the ever-ch​​​anging role of the CAE. Vision University is a three-day training course for audit professionals who are new or preparing to enter the role of director, vice president, or CAE. Apply today​ for the next class.

​AEC members receive exclusive training and educational discounts:

Certifications & Qualifications

Professional development is a journey, and one way to arrive at your destination is to demonstrate your industry knowledge, business acumen, and leadership ability by earning your CIA or QIAL — a professional internal audit certification and qualification.

​AEC members enjoy exclusive savings:

IIA eLearning 

Vision University 

The IIA's Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)​​