Career After CIA Certification

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

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

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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

Certification CIA US CPA US CMA US CISA CA (India)
Affiliation Institute of Internal auditors- IIA American Institute of Certified public Accountant-AICPA Institute of Management Accountants- IMA USA Information Systems Audit and Control Association-ISACA Institute of Chartered accountants of India – ICAI
Careers Options Internal Audit External audit, Corporate finance- Global companies Business finance, Finance planning, analysis Information system audit External audit, Corporate finance- Indian companies
Exam Parts 3 parts 4 exams 2 parts 1 exam 3 levels
Duration 10 months 10 months 8 Months 6 months 4 years
Exam pattern Objective Objective and SIMs based- Case laws Objective and SIMs based- Case laws Objective Descriptive
Passing percentage 60% 55% 50% 55% 5%
Passing exam scores 75% 75% 75% 50% 50% aggregate

Who should become a Certified Internal Auditor?

Looking to gain Credibility and Respect

Higher Salary

Easier Than Other Accounting Certification Exams

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 Controls Auditor
  • Lead Internal Auditor
  • Risk Manager

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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.

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

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

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Our Vision is providing theoretical and practical knowledge. Delphi aims to provide hands on exposure on ERP system so that the trained professional from Delphi can start working with minimum learning curve. He will be familiar with Supply Chain Systems and will add value to the organizations the successful and certified professionals will be joining.

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.

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