Minimum entry requirements
To qualify as a CIA , you must meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s (or equivalent) degree
  • 2 years’ post- secondary education and 5 years’ relevant work experience
  • 7 years’ relevant work experience (if you do not have a bachelor’s degree)
CIA Exams Topics
Part I: Internal audit basics
  • IIA mandatory guidance
  • Internal control and risk
  • Tools and techniques for conducting the audit engagement
Part II: Internal audit practice
  • Managing the internal audit function
  • Managing individual engagements
  • Fraud risks and controls
Part III: Internal audit knowledge
  • Governance
  • Risk management
  • Organisational structure and business processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • IT/business continuity
  • Financial management
  • Global business environment
  • The CIA exams are computer based and consist of 125 MCQs for level I and 100 each for levels II and III
  • The part I exam is 2.5 hours long and parts II and III are 2 hours each
  • The pass mark for the CIA exams is a scaled score of 600 for all three parts which
  • equates to an approximate pass rate of 75% per part

CIA examinations are offered all year round and how you choose to study for the CIA exam is very flexible so you can study at your own pace. Most candidates complete the programme within 9-12 months but you must ensure that you have 24 months of internal auditing experience. You can do this whilst you study or after taking and passing the exams
Our CIA training programme is made up of a series of comprehensive preparation classes followed by a full revision programme.

Comprehensive preparation series
This is a series of lectures and is made up of over 100 hours of classroom learning using a range of methodologies. The lectures include:

  • Comprehensive study materials
  • A series of tests during the programme to monitor your progress
  • Access to over 1000 practice questions
  • 3 paper based mock exams

Revision sessions
Our CIA revision course is designed to help you strengthen your understanding of key topics and provide you with an opportunity to address any weak areas. These sessions include:

  • Over 9 hours of classroom based revision
  • One to one consultations to help you prepare for the exam
  • An in-depth session on study tips and techniques