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​CIA Challenge Exam

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The CIA Challenge Exam is your chance to join the more than 185,000 CIAs who have achieved this highly respected global certification. 

As an active CPA or CA holder, you can take advantage of this limited opportunity to earn the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation through an expedited process called the CIA Challenge Exam. This expedited process allows you to obtain the CIA designation after successfully passing the one-part examination. 

The CIA Challenge Exam only includes content not covered on your CPA or CA exam, saving you time and money.


Why Take the CIA Challenge Exam?

Earning the CIA designation will elevate you among your peers and demonstrate that you are:

  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • A stronger, more competent professional.
  • Knowledgeable in organizational governance.
  • Equipped for career-advancing opportunities.

About the CIA Challenge Exam

  • Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions based on the syllabi.
  • Based on the International Professional Practices Framework and Standards.
  • Examination time is up to 180 minutes.
  • Offered in English only.
  • Based on scaled scoring and a passing score of 600 is required out of 750 points.
  • Developed following best practices with the support of experts and professionals.
  • Available via online testing or at a testing center.

CIA Challenge Exam Package

In addition to saving time, the CIA Challenge Exam offers significant financial savings. This bundle includes:

  • CIA Challenge Exam application fee.
  • CIA Challenge Exam registration fee.
  • CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide for Qualified CAs/CPAs including 1,000 practice questions.
  • Access to the online study materials are valid for 12 months from date of invitation. Extensions are available for a fee on the study materials only. 
  • Access to the Standards to help you prepare for the exam.

IIA Member Rate: $1,195 USD
Nonmember Rate: $1,545 USD


Not a Member?

Don't hesitate to contact your local Affiliate for IIA membership information. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable. Candidates residing in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland or South Africa must be IIA members to take the challenge exam. They should contact the local IIA Affiliate to process membership before enrolling.