Candidates can now take the exam in their preferred CIA exam locations around the world. There are 500+ testing centers available in most days of the year. Let’s look at how you can locate the CIA exam test centers and how the exam scheduling is done.
Find the Nearest CIA Exam Locations
Check out what exactly you need to do to locate the closest testing center:
For those who prefer to read the text, please find the information below.
You can find out the most convenient CIA exam locations for yourself before registering for the exam. Here are the steps:
1. Click this page in Pearson VUE website dedicated to the CIA exam
2. There is a “find your site” button at the right hand side of the page, as shown below.
3. Type in the city you would like to take the test. It doesn’t need to be your home country. I use “San Francisco” as an example and the site shows the testing center in the city as well as several options in adjacent area.
How Your CIA Exam Site May Look Like
Here is a video clip from Pearson VUE showing a typical exam site, and what you can expect to go through the registration process on exam day.
CIA Exam Scheduling
First of all, you need to register for the CIA exam. This can be done most efficiently via the CCMS (Certification Candidate Management System) run by the IIA.
Once your registration is processed and that the data is updated to Pearson VUE’s scheduling system (approximately 48 hours), you can make your appointment online or by phone.
Please note the following:
- Appointments may be made up to one business day in advance.
- The registration entitles you to one part of the CIA exam and is valid for 180 days.
- Candidates are required to go through the same step for each part of the CIA exam. In other words, if you register for two parts, you need to register twice.
- Pearson VUE administers many certifications other than the CIA, and some sites get full quickly. You should schedule the exam as early as possible.
For Your Further Reading
- What to expect at test center on exam day
- 25 most sought-after questions from candidates
- Pearson VUE page for IIA
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