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​CIA Challenge Exam Apply

Impress the 94%
According to a recent IIA survey of audit leaders, 94% value the CIA over CPA, CA, CISA, and CFE.

Take the next step and apply for the CIA Challenge Exam today.

The next application window opens soon, so mark your calendar and don’t miss the chance to enhance your internal audit credibility by adding CIA to your credentials.

 


 

 

Who Is Eligible?

Candidates must be active CPA or CA from one of the following qualified accounting bodies:

  • CPA license from any US State Board
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)®
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)®
  • Chartered Accountants Ireland®
  • Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada)®
  • CPA Australia®
  • Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA)®
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA Ireland)®
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)®
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) ™
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS)®
  • Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda (ICPAU)™
  • Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)®
  • Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants (NBA)™
  • Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)™
  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)™
  • Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas (ROAC)™
  • Saudi Organization for Chartered and Professional Accountants (SOCPA)™
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)™
  • State of Israel Ministry of Justice-Board of Accountants®

*Students are ineligible.

IMPORTANT: Please contact your local accounting body to obtain a letter of good standing prior to submitting an application. This document or current licensure must be provided to complete the application process.

Questions? We have answers.

Application Steps

  1. Create a profile or log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).
  2. Select “Apply for Certified Internal Auditor.
  3. Select “CIA Challenge Program for Qualified Chartered Accountants and Certified Public Accountants.”
  4. After the payment screen, you must upload a letter of good standing from the qualified accounting body and a government-issued ID. You must also complete the electronic character reference. Once approved for the program, you may register and schedule your examination.
  5. To register and schedule your exam, select “Manage my program > CIA > Register."

Seeking Support from Your Employer?

If you’re currently employed and wish to seek support from your employer, download this letter explaining your plan to add CIA to your credentials and requesting their support.

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 and should contact the local IIA Affiliate to process membership before enrolling.

ACCA® is a registered trademark of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
Chartered Accountants Ireland® is a registered trademark of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
CPA Australia® is a registered trademark of CPA Australia, Ltd.
CPA Ireland® is a registered trademark of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland
ICAI™ is a trademark of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India
ICPAU™ is a trademark of Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Uganda
NBA™ is a trademark of Koninklijke Nederlandse Beroepsorganisatie van Accountants
ROAC™ is a trademark of Registro Oficial de Auditores de Cuentas
SOCPA™ is a trademark of Saudi Organization for Chartered and Professional Accountants
State of Israel Ministry of Justice- Board of Accountants® is a registered trademark

CA ANZ® is a registered trademark of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
CPA Canada® is a registered trademark of Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada
HKICPA® is a registered trademark of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants
ICAEW® is a registered trademark of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
ICAS® is a registered trademark of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
ISCA® is a registered trademark of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants
MICPA™ is a trademark of Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants
PICPA™ is a trademark of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
SAICA™ is a trademark of South African Institute of Chartered Accountants