Certified Internal Auditor Exam Preparation

Category: Certified Compliance Analyst (Cca)™

Course Description

This preparatory course is designed to equip candidates with the knowledge and skills required to write and pass the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examination.

The Certified Internal Auditor is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and the standard by which individuals demonstrate their capabilities and professionalism in internal auditing. It is based upon The Institute of Internal Auditors’ International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing and aspects of mandatory guidance under the International Professional Practices Framework.

This preparatory course will cover all three parts of the CIA exam including Part 1 (Internal Audit Basics), Part 2 (Internal Audit Practice) and Part 3 (Internal Audit Knowledge Elements). Participants will use case studies, group assignments and sample CIA exam questions to aid preparation for the examination.

Course Methodology

This course is intended to sharpen the skills of internal auditors utilizing presentations, case studies, group assignments and sample exam questions.

Benefit of Attending

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) critical to performing internal audits in all organizations and passing the CIA exam
  • Assist the management of organizations being audited to enable a successful internal audit
  • Implement practices and skills to achieve successful performance during an internal audit
  • Understand how to use technology to support the internal auditor
  • Understand The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Code of Ethics
  • Identify the three parts of the CIA examination and their contents at a proficiency level

Who Should Attend

Internal auditors and external auditors who wish to provide a modern and professional internal audit service.

Target Competencies

  • Exam Techniques
  • Internal Audit
  • Report Writing

Course Outline

  • The CIA exam and the Internal Audit Practitioner
    • The structure of the CIA
    • Applying for the exam
  • Part 1: Internal Audit Basics
    • Section I: Mandatory Guidance
    • Section II: Internal Control and Risk
    • Section III: Conducting Internal Audit Engagements—Audit Tools and Techniques
  • Part 2: Internal Audit Practice
    • Section I: Managing the Internal Audit Function
    • Section II: Managing Individual Engagements
    • Section III: Fraud Risks and Controls
  • Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
    • Section I: Governance/Business Ethics
    • Section II: Risk Management
    • Section III: Organizational Structure/Business Processes and Risks
    • Section IV: Communication
    • Section V: Management/Leadership Principles
    • Section VI: IT/Business Continuity
    • Section VII: Financial Management
    • Section VIII: Global Business Environment
  • Preparing to pass the exam
  • Using study groups
  • Sample questions