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CIA Course Syllabus

Part 01Part 02Part 03
Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)Business Acumen (35%)
Independence and Objectivity (15%) Planning the Engagement (20%) Information Security (25%)
Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)Performing the Engagement (40%)Information Technology (20%)
Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%) Financial Management (20%)
Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%) Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)
Fraud Risks (10%)


Meet our Trainer

Hi everybody! I am Sudha Murthy, and I will be your main instructor during the CIA training course. I have experience in Audit and Enterprise Risk Services of GAAP and IFRS based Financials, IFRS Convergence, and I am very passionate about this field. Register for the course and let's meet.

I believe in Constant updating of knowledge, Willingness to learn and explore new avenues, Out of the box thinking, and Helping people grow.

Our CIA trainer sudha murthy

CIA Exam Fee

PricingNon-MembersGlobal Members
Application Fee$230 / ~ Rs 15,904$115 / ~ Rs 7,952
CIA Exam Part 1 $395 / ~ Rs 27,313 $280 / ~ Rs 19,361
CIA Exam Part 2$345 / ~ Rs 23,856$230 / ~ Rs 15,904
CIA Exam Part 3 $345 / ~ Rs 23,856 $230 / ~ Rs 15,904

Overall course comparison

ParticularsCIAUS CPA CourseUS CMA CourseCISA CourseCA Course (India)
Exam BodyInstitute of Internal auditors- IIAAmerican Institute of Certified public Accountant-AICPAInstitute of Management Accountants- IMA USAInformation Systems Audit and Control Association-ISACAInstitute of Chartered accountants of India – ICAI
Careers Internal Audit External audit, Corporate finance- Global companiesBusiness finance, Finance planning, analysisInformation system auditExternal audit, Corporate finance- Indian companies
Exam 3 parts4 exams 2 parts1 exam3 levels
Duration10 Months10 months8 Months6 months4 years
Exam Pattern ObjectiveObjective and SIMs based- Case laws Objective and SIMs based- Case lawsObjectiveDescriptive
Passing percentage 60%55%50%55%5%
Passing exam scores75% 75% 75%50%50% aggregate

Every course has its own pros and cons and one need to select course based on one’s own specialisation

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's)

Certified Internal Auditor CIA is a globally recognized certification offered to Internal Auditors wherein the Certified Internal Auditor designation is conceded by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

CIA exam can be given in 14 languages, for more details Click Here

Professional Certification Board (PCB) has approved work experience and education exemptions for Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) qualified members and an education exemption for U.S. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) active license holders pursuing the CIA certification. The supporting requirement exemptions were granted by the PCB because the experience and education requirements for ACCA members and education requirements for U.S. CPAs meet and/or exceed these requirements for the CIA program.

CIA is computer based exam.

You can reschedule after 90 days from the day you get the result of that paper.

  • Part 1 : 2hrs 30Min125 MCQ’s
  • Part 2 : 2hrs 100 MCQ’s
  • Part 3 : 2hrs100 MCQ’s

The best way to clear the CIA exam is practicing questions in real time. As the questions are set to test the candidate’s understanding and interpretation. Therefore you should focus more on the MCQ’s itself rather than the textbook knowledge.

Wiley is the best platform that provides good test bank, practice this you will be more than prepared.

These are likely the easiest parts of the CIA exam to take first, depending on your personal familiarity with the concepts. The broader and more conceptual Part 3 is often considered the hardest of all the sections. So, your best option would be to take it first if you're more comfortable with its lineup of topics.

Yes, student can reschedule CIA exam prior to 48 hours before your original appointment time. To do so, you must contact Pearson VUE. Pearson VUE is the company that administers the CIA exam on behalf of the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). If you don’t reschedule through Pearson VUE before you only have 48 hours until your appointment, then you will receive a “No-Show” status for your appointment and must pay the full CIA exam fee when you register for another appointment.