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A Super Quick Glance at the CIA Certification (for Auditors)

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CIA®, which stands for Certified Internal Auditor, is the most globally recognized designation in the field of internal audit. The CIA certification has been around for over 40 years. The IIA has been outsourcing the administration of the CIA certification to local representatives in major cities and countries around the world. As a result, the […]

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Latest CIA Exam Syllabus (plus Great Questions from Readers)

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The CIA Exam Syllabus is developed by a team of professionals and experts at the IIA. The exam is divided into 3 parts. Although the parts build on one another, you can take the parts in any sequence. CIA Exam Syllabus 1. CIA Exam Part 1 Also known as the Internal Auditing Basics, Part 1 […]

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CIA Exam Expiration Issue (Don’t Panic! I’ve got Solution)

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Many accounting certifications have a certain eligibility period. In other words, once your application is approved, you must complete the exam within the specified months. For example, CPA exam has a 18 month window, and the CMA program has to be completed in 3 years. Is there an “expiration date” also for the CIA exam? […]

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CIA Exam Registration and Application Process: Are You Ready?

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The CIA exam registration and application is very straightforward because everything can be done online. IIA runs the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) that it handles the entire application and registration process smoothly. It also allows you to monitor your certification progress, access exam scores, report the continuing professional education (CPE) credits, and print receipts […]

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How to Become a CIA in 12 Months: My Awesome Complete Guide

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What’s the most direct way to become a Certified Internal Auditor? Here are the 10 steps. 1. Understand the Long Term Benefits Stop looking up the application form. The CIA certification is granted by the Institution of Internal Auditors, and is the only global qualification for internal auditors. While it adds great value to many […]

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CIA Exam Fees Complete Breakdown (plus 2 Hidden Costs)

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Taking the CIA Exam and getting the certification can be a big investment. Check out the CIA exam fees expected for this big project. CIA Exam Fees Summary Here is a list of various CIA exam fees (in US dollars) for quick reference. You can find further explanation below.  Membership type  IIA  Non-IIA  Student  1. […]

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CIA Exam Requirements: Quick Check on Your Eligibility

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In order to become a Certified Internal Auditor, you must fulfill the exam and experience requirements. It is important to note that IIA membership is NOT an exam requirement (unlike other accounting certifications such as CMA). However, you get discounts on the exam application fee together with other benefits. 1. CIA Exam Requirements on Education […]

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CIA Exam Grading Guide (and Minimum Passing Score)

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The CIA exam grading system is similar to the other accounting exams, but there are some unique features that you may find interesting. How the CIA Exam is Graded For those who prefer to read the text, here is the grading mechanism: 1. Fully Graded by Computer Given this exam is 100% consisting of multiple […]

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CIA Exam Pass Rate in 2014 to 2016: You will be Surprised…

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Finally. The IIA has decided to disclose the CIA exam pass rate on an annual basis: IIA-run Exams 2014 Pass Rates 2015 Pass Rates 2016 Pass Rates CIA 42% 39% 40% CCSA 47% 48% 49% CFSA 66% 64% 56% CGAP 70% 71% 69% CRMA 63% 59% 56% Note: These are global pass rates. This means […]

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Latest CIA Exam Format (and Why Computerized Tests are Great)

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Before you jump in to pursue the CIA certification, you might want to take a quick look at the CIA exam format, length and intensity of the exam, and the type of questions you are going to see on the exam day. CIA Exam Format The CIA exam is now fully computerized. This allows a […]

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