Career After CIA Certification

Internal auditors are in high demand at public and private companies, nonprofit organizations and government agencies at all levels.

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Why CIA Certification?

As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

When working in the world of audit and compliance, you will run into many non-certified internal auditors who clearly do not have the expertise of a CIA. This designations separates you from the general profession and proves to others that you are a top internal auditor.

Median salary of an internal auditor with a CIA license earns as much as 40% higher than peers without the credential. Consequently, the internal audit practice can become very lucrative to these individuals in comparison to other career paths and certs. Furthermore, professionals with this certification and sufficient internal auditing experience will almost immediately be promoted or receive salary increases.

Organizations are placing more and more emphasis on compliance, which means employers need the best internal auditors. Many companies are even pushing for their internal auditors to go for their respective certifications

CIA Certification Course

Internal auditors are in high demand by organizations in virtually every industry and category, the career path for a CIA professional is relatively linear, due to the specialization of the role. Some internal auditors can and do cross-over to broader management or accounting roles, of course, but in general, the career path is one of seniority and experience.

CIA Course Content:


CIA Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

    Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)

    Independence and Objectivity (15%)

    Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)

    Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)

    Governance, Risk Management and Control (35%)

    Fraud Risks (10%)

CIA-Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing

    Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)

    Planning the Engagement (20%)

    Performing the Engagement (40%)

    Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)

CIA Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

    Business Acumen (35%)

    Information Security (25%)

    Information Technology (20%)

    Financial Management (20%)

Comparison with Other Professional Certifications

Administered by Institute of Internal auditors – IIA USA American Institute of Certified public Accountant – AICPA USA Institute of Management Accountants – IMA USA Information Systems Audit and Control Association – ISACA USA Association of Chartered Certified Accountants – ACCA UK
No. of Papers/Exam 3 4 2 1 13
Duration 6-12 Months 12-18 Months 6-9 Months 3-6 Months 2-3 Years
Paper pattern MCQs MCQs & Task based Simulations MCQs & Essay type questions MCQs MCQs, Scenario Based & Case Studies
Syllabus Internal Audit, Internal Control, Business Acumen, IT & Security Auditing, Taxation, Financial Reporting, Costing, Economics, IT Security Management Accounting, Costing, Financial Management Information System Audit Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, Costing, Corporate Law, Financial Management
Exemptions No Exemptions No Exemptions No Exemptions No Exemptions Upto 9 Papers Exemptions

Who should become a Certified Internal Auditor?

Looking to gain Credibility and Respect

Higher Salary

CIAs are in high demand and you could be one of them

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Job positions after CIA

  • Internal Auditor
  • Senior Internal Auditor
  • Internal Audit Director
  • Auditing Specialist
  • Risk Assessment Specialist
  • Chief Manager – Internal Audit
  • Internal Control Auditor
  • Lead Internal Auditor
  • Risk Manager
  • Chief Audit Executive
  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer

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How to Become a CIA?



Register with your local Chapter of IIA and apply through there IIA students portal.


Start Preparation

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Schedule Exams

Our consultant will help you to schedule the examinations in your nearest Pearson View Exam center and complete all the formalities.


Pass the CIA Exam

Pass all the 3 parts of the CIA Exams and then apply for the CIA Certification from the IIA.

CIA Course Trainer

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CIA Course FAQs

Frequently asked questions for CIA Course

With the exception of a few designated countries, CIA requirements are the same for all candidates.

Candidates have 3 years to complete the program.

The CIA Exam provides a scaled score that is between 250 and 750 points. You need a 600 to pass.
Note: 600 does NOT translate to 70%. It is simply a score and not a percentage of anything.
Your preliminary exam results are provided immediately when you finish your exam. Official results will be emailed within 24 to 48 hours.
You need to get at least 75% of the questions overall in order to be guaranteed to pass.
You may pass with a score as low as 70% if your exam was considered to be more difficult than the average exam.

CCMS is The IIA’s system for registering for the CIA exams, uploading required documents, and maintaining your certification. You will need to create a profile and submit the required information and then navigate to the “Complete a Form” section. In the “Complete a Form” section, you need to click on the CIA program and follow the steps to complete your application process.
You must pay the application fee when you are applying for the CIA program. You should not register for the CIA program until 6-8 weeks before you are ready to take your first exam.
The IIA approves candidate’s applications for three years. If a candidate did not complete the certification process within three years, he or she loses any fees paid and any exams passed. There is also a one-time 12-month extension available for a fee.

In most countries, candidates do not have to be a member of the IIA to take the CIA Exams. However, it is encouraged and recommended because the overall cost of registration for the exams is lower if you are an IIA member.
In some countries, candidates are required to be IIA members to take the CIA exams. Candidates should contact their local institute to verify the requirements.
Click to open the IIA Membership page on The IIA website

You can reschedule your exam through Pearson VUE’s online system or by contacting their customer service team. There are fees associated with this and limits.

No. You may take them in any order.

Unofficial results are available immediately after the exam is completed. Official results can be found on the IIA website after 1-2 days.

Below mentioned steps need to follow to register for CIA Examination;

  1. Join the IIA
  2. Pay Membership Fees
  3. Register and pay Exam Fees
  4. Acknowledgement of Registration
  5. Schedule your Examination
  6. Appear for the Exam

Our trainers are Qualified CIA (USA), CPA (USA), CISA (US), CMA (US), and ACCA having more than 20+ Industry Experiences as well as having experience of teaching for more than 10 years.

A student may miss not more than the three first CIA classes of the batch he/she wishes to enrol for. Make-up sessions will be provided for all missed CIA classes.

There is no deadline for CIA exam can be given anytime during the year

We at Delphi has our own proven methodology – we do not follow competitors and other service providers as we believe in delivering education and make careers which is associated with value addition.

In Delphi, the teaching aim is to make careers and not to only earn money. If the candidate attends the lecture, he will pass based on our learning pattern. If he is not successful, we do not leave our student and we offer re-take in the up-coming sessions.

You will be provided with live CIA classes and access to online course materials:

  1. Practice MCQs
  2. Study Plan
  3. Success Slides
  4. Mock Exams
  5. 5 Hours CIA mock and revision Session Online.

Delphi promises success in your CIA Exam, however if you are unsuccessful, you can avail the pass promise and attend the next batch free of cost.

Yes, Delphi acts as a complete guide for those aspiring to achieve the CIA qualification.

The CIA Exam is offered on demand year-round. Candidates must schedule their exam within 180 days of registering for the exam.

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certification is designed by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). It is a globally recognized internal auditor certification. This certifications aims to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

The CIA Examination is offered at Pearson VUE testing centers. Most Pearson VUE test centers are open five or six days in week and offer daily time slots for the exam.

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