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Certification Program Pass Rates

The IIA’s Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved publishing the certification pass rates for IIA global programs. The program pass rates indicated below are globally representative and will be updated on an annual basis.

Examination Current Pass Rate
​CIA Part 1  41%
CIA Part 2 44%
CIA Part 3 50%
CIA Challenge Exams 44%
CRMA 47%
Internal Audit Practitioner 79%


These are global pass rates. This means scores are reflective of all exams delivered in all countries, in all languages for exams delivered via computer-based testing (CBT).

With The IIA’s certification programs, it is important to note that exams are scored and validated via a rigorous process involving 3rd party independent validation. The IIA uses a scaled scoring process that ensures that scores are comparable across test forms and over time. Exam scores reflect a candidate’s readiness at a point in time. A change in scores does not imply that the exam became more or less difficult, simply that individuals were more / less prepared.