To support students as well as new and rotational auditors on their journey into internal auditing, The IIA is pleased to announce the Internal Audit Practitioner program.
Earning the Internal Audit Practitioner designation shows you’re on the road to CIA.
Why Earn the Internal Audit Practitioner Designation?
- If you are a student, graduating with the Internal Audit Practitioner designation reflects your commitment to entering the profession with the fundamental knowledge needed to begin contributing immediately.
- If you are beginning your internal auditing career journey, obtaining this designation allows you to make a statement about your knowledge and aptitude as you progress through the CIA program.
- If you are navigating through a rotational role, earning the Internal Audit Practitioner designation proves you have the foundational knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing you will need to make the most of your experience.
- If you manage an internal audit activity, the designation helps to demonstrate that your internal auditors are well-versed in internal audit basics and establishes a common foundation of skills and knowledge related to internal audit best practices.
What’s Involved in Earning the Internal Audit Practitioner Designation?
The exam assesses a candidate’s fundamental knowledge of current internal auditing practices and understanding of internal audit issues, risks, and controls. The Internal Audit Practitioner designation demonstrates that the holder possesses internal audit aptitude and foundational knowledge of the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
Candidates will have two years to complete the Internal Audit Practitioner program from the date they are approved into the program. Individuals with active Internal Audit Practitioner designations can apply for the CIA program, as well as be listed on The IIA Certification Registry.
Study the Syllabus & Sit for the Test
The comprehensive exam covers current internal auditing practices; internal audit issues, risks, and controls; and five Standards-focused syllabus domains. Interactive study materials, which are included in the application fee, help ensure candidates are comfortable with their knowledge when they sit for the 2-hour, 100-multiple-choice-question exam.
At present, both onsite and online testing are available. Online testing employs “live proctoring,” which means the candidate is monitored online during the test duration, typically with the help of a webcam, mic, and access to the screen of the candidate.
Onsite testing is available at the many Pearson VUE test centers around the world.
Candidates will have two years to finish the Internal Audit Practitioner program from the date they are approved into the program. Individuals with active Internal Audit Practitioner designations can apply for the CIA program without the required education and/or experience, Bachelor’s degree, or Master’s degree.
With an active Internal Audit Practitioner designation you can apply for the CIA program. You will have three years to enroll in the CIA program using your active Internal Audit Practitioner designation as an entry requirement. If your Internal Audit Practitioner designation is no longer active, you will have to either meet the CIA program educational requirements or meet the 5 years of experience requirement to enter the CIA program. Visit the CIA Eligibility Requirements webpage for more information.
- 5 syllabus domains, each dealing with a set of Standards
- 2-hour exam
- 100 multiple-choice questions
- Onsite or online testing
- 2 years to complete the exam once approved
- 3 years of active designation after passing
- 3 years to enroll for the CIA
What Are the Eligibility Requirements & Pricing Details for the Internal Audit Practitioner Program?
Program Eligibility Requirements
To ensure all individuals can start the internal audit professional development journey, The IIA has revised work requirements for candidates to the Internal Audit Practitioner program. Candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for character and identification. Before a candidate application can be approved, all documentation (character reference and identification) must be received and approved by The IIA’s Certification staff.
Candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate’s supervisor.
Proof of Identification
Candidates must provide proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted.
Program Application and Registration Fees
The program application and registration fees may differ per candidate and location, but as a standard are as follows:
- Application Fee – $75 (includes interactive study materials)
- Exam Registration Fee – $150
- Application Fee – $150 (includes interactive study materials)
- Exam Registration Fee – $250
Visit the Pricing Structure web page to review program application and registration fees.
To learn more about program eligibility and pricing, please visit the Internal Audit Practitioner FAQ.
Register for the Internal Audit Practitioner program through CCMS today!
If you are new to internal auditing or would like help in attending the designation, we have applied all our knowledge and experience in learning and internal audit, and have put together an all-encompassing learning programme to support you as you study towards the Internal Audit Practitioner designation. Go HERE to read more.