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Steps to Certification

There are three steps to become certified in the profession.

Step 1: Apply

  • Create a profile in The IIA’s Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) or access an existing profile. CCMS is a user-friendly system to help you apply for, register, and maintain your certification and related information while keeping you connected to and informed about The IIA’s certification programs.
  • Upload required documents for program approval (education, government-issued photo ID) directly within the CCMS.
  • You will not be able to register for the exam until your documents and application are approved.
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    Step 2: Test

  • Access your profile in CCMS.
  • Click “Manage Program.”
  • Register for the exam or exam part.
  • Schedule your exam.
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    Step 3: Become Certified

  • Complete your experience verification.
  • Receive your certification.
  • Access your certificate via the CCMS. A printed copy may be obtained with a fee.
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