Designing and implementing an effective system of internal control can be challenging, and adapting to rapidly changing business models, new technologies, or globalization requires that system to be agile. An internal control system requires the use of judgment to monitor and assess its effectiveness, and it must provide insight on the application of controls.
The new Certificate, through a blend of self-paced learning and live classroom training, offers you a unique opportunity to develop an expertise in designing, implementing, and conducting an internal control system. This 25.5-credit program takes you through the Framework from start to finish and, through the use of real-world scenarios, allows you to:
- Understand the principles-based approach.
- Identify and analyze risks.
- Develop confidence in the internal control system.
- Learn from experts and share your experiences with your peers.
Upon completion of the self-study course and the in-person training, you’ll be eligible to sit for the exam and earn your certificate.
Note: Two pre-work self-study courses are required to be completed prior to the start of the in-person training. Access to the pre-work is provided 7–10 business days before the start of the in-person training.
The goal of the online learning component is to provide an introduction to key concepts of the Framework and to allow you to begin thinking about the Framework in the context of your own entity. It covers a variety of topics including types of objectives, components of internal control, principles and points of focus, roles and responsibilities, and limitations of internal control. Examples are provided throughout the learning to illustrate the concepts presented.