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 for your exam fees at any time.
I go through the process with you in this video:
Here is the transcript for those who prefer to read the text.
In order to sit for the exam, you need to go through a two-step process involving two layers of fees:
Once you have fulfilled the CIA exam requirements, you can start the following process.
A) Register as first time user in CCMS and fill out the personal information.
B) Log in and click on the “Complete a Form” link to this page shown below, and click on the appropriate application category.
C) You will then prompted to pay the application fee ($100 in the US). You can choose to pay by credit card (fastest and recommended way), check or wired transfer. A confirmation email will be sent after successful application.
Once you receive the confirmation email on successful application, you can start the registration process.
A) Log in and click on the same “Complete a Form” link you did for the application. Select the part(s) you would like to register.
B) Read and agree to the “Price Provision and Condition”.
C) Your registration fee will then be calculated ($200 in this case). If the payment is done by credit card through CCMS, the registration is processed immediately. The other methods may take several weeks.
D) After the registration is processed, you will receive an email with the “Authorization to Test” notification, and information on how to schedule your CIA exam on the Pearson VUE website. It takes 48 hours for the data to upload to their system.
1. Schedule your exam
You can schedule your exam on the Pearson VUE website, pick a test center and choose your preferred language for the exam. Perason VUE emails an “appointment confirmation letter” to you.
2. Explore the CIA exam process
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