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Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) Exam Review

Introducing The IIA CIA Learning System™
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The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors. iia_logo It is the standard by which internal audit professionals demonstrate their knowledge and competence. Earning the CIA designation prepares you to facilitate and manage today’s challenging issues as internal audit responsibilities expand beyond the complexities of financial reporting. By achieving the CIA designation, you:

  • Join the global CIA community of internal audit professionals who have distinguished themselves from their peers.
  • Improve your credentials and fine tune your knowledge of best practices in the industry.
  • Boost your career opportunities

What does The IIA CIA Learning System Review Course Offer?
The IIA CIA Learning System review course at EMU is a CIA exam preparation and professional development program. Developed by The IIA in response to market demand for a premier quality CIA exam preparation program, the course was designed by CIA-certified subject matter experts and covers the entire CIA syllabus to help candidates pass the four parts of the CIA exam.

The IIA CIA Learning System is delivered in a blended learning format consisting of printed workbooks and Web-based learning software. These tools are augmented by the expertise of an experienced instructor. The classroom environment allows for interaction between your peers and the instructor, and also provides a structure to keep you on track to meet your goals.

What You'll Learn

The IIA CIA Learning System encompasses course sections based on the four parts of the CIA exam. Participants may enroll in individual course sections or in one of the two comprehensive sections (Parts I–III or Parts I–IV). You are encouraged to enroll early and pre-study the IIA CIA Learning System course materials, which are included in the course fee, prior to attending the class sessions.

Parts I–III: 49 hours of classroom time
Parts I–IV: 56 hours of classroom time

View additional student expectations and pre-study recommendations. Download the CIA Student Expectations [PDF]

Part I – The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk and Control 

  • Comply with The IIA’s Attribute Standards
  • Risk and control knowledge elements
  • Establish a risk-based plan to determine the priorities of the internal audit activity.
  • Plan engagements
  • The nature of internal audit work in risk management, control and governance

Part II – Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement 

  • Conduct engagements
  • Conduct specific engagements
  • Monitor engagement outcomes
  • Fraud knowledge elements
  • Engagement tools

Part III – Business Analysis and Information Technology 

  • Business process
  • Financial accounting and finance
  • Managerial accounting
  • Regulatory, legal and economics
  • Information technology

Part IV – Business Management Skills 

  • Strategic management
  • Global business environments
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management skills
  • Negotiating

In addition to a powerful tool for CIA certification preparation, this strategic course fosters professional advancement and builds confidence for addressing today's internal audit challenges.

Course Investment
Course fee includes IIA CIA Learning System print modules, Web-based learning software, access to the online resource center, instructor handouts and classroom instruction. Parts one through three cost $625; part four costs $550. Register by part or save money with the complete series package fee of $2225.