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IIA Launches IT General Controls Certificate

July 22, 2021

Program teaches internal auditors how to assess IT risks and controls

LAKE MARY, Fla. (July 22, 2021) — To help internal auditors better understand the relationship between technology and business and gain greater proficiency over IT programs, controls, compliance, and policies, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) this week announced launch of an IT General Controls Certificate Program.

Through a self-study format, the program teaches internal auditors how to assess IT risks and controls, focusing on 12 key technology areas ranging from IT essentials, security, applications, and operating systems to auditing IT change management, project management practices, and third-party technology-related risks.

“Technology plays such an important role in business operations, from the challenges it presents each day to the opportunities it offers for future success,” said IIA President and CEO Anthony J. Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP. “Whether we’re talking about cyber security, data analytics, cloud computing, robotics or artificial intelligence, it’s crucial that internal auditors increase their skills to better engage and understand the impacts of technology. The IIA’s IT Control Certificate Program is an important offering to educate and validate an internal auditor’s knowledge and competency in IT auditing.”

The program is available now through The IIA’s Training OnDemand platform. For more information, please visit The IIA.

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The Institute of Internal Auditors

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The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a nonprofit international professional association that serves more than 230,000 global members and has awarded more than 185,000 Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certifications worldwide. Established in 1941, The IIA is recognized throughout the world as the internal audit profession's leader in standards, certifications, education, research, and technical guidance. For more information, visit