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Internal Audit Competency Framework

The IIA’s Internal Audit Competency Framework© provides a clear and concise professional development plan for internal auditors at every level of their career. The framework defines four knowledge areas focused on various Standards, situationally specific functions, and key proficiencies, with three distinct competency levels that progress from general awareness to applied knowledge, and finally, expert practitioner. Visit the IA Competency Framework page to explore more.

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More Thought Leadership & Resources from The IIA

Explore our curated selection of resources designed specifically for the discerning internal auditor seeking to stay at the forefront of the profession. From the latest insights in "IA Magazine" to in-depth "Research & Reports," and engaging "Podcasts & Videos," each section offers valuable knowledge to enhance your auditing acumen. Delve into these expertly crafted materials and equip yourself with the cutting-edge strategies and perspectives that define the future of internal auditing, including CPE opportunities free to IIA Members.

IIA Resource Hub

The Resource Hub is our library of free downloadable content and includes white papers, webinars, product guides, case studies, industry analysis and much more, provided by industry experts and vendors that serve the internal audit profession. These resources are not created by the IIA, but rather vendor-sponsored content designed to be helpful to your organization.

SmartBrief Curated News

SmartBrief is a service that curates thousands of news sources and delivers timely articles and news affecting the profession straight to your email inbox. The IIA offers four editions of SmartBrief on the subjects of Internal Audit, Financial Services, ESG & Technology. Access to SmartBriefs are a benefit of membership - make sure you're opted in to the issues you care about and make the most of membership.