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Certified Internal Auditor Part 1 Essentials of Internal Auditing

Course Overview

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is a certification offered to accountants who conduct internal audits. The Certified Internal Auditor designation is conferred by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and is the only such credential that is accepted worldwide.

By earning the CIA designation, individuals demonstrate deep professional knowledge of the internal audit profession. Globally, this mark is recognized as an expert level standard for competency and professionalism throughout the internal audit field.

Part 1 of the CIA exam focuses on the IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) and Furthermore, assesses candidates’ abilities related to the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing. Furthermore, Part 1 discusses the Attribute Standards (series 1000, 1100, 1200, and 1300) as well as Performance Standard 2100.


Accountants seeking the CIA certification are required to get a bachelor’s degree and have no less than two years of work experience in a field related to internal auditing, such as internal control, compliance and quality assurance.

  • Globally recognized certification
  • Higher Income
  • More Job Opportunities
  • Commitment to ethics and professionalism
  • Increased Skills and Abilities
Exam Format

125 multiple-choice questions (MCQs) – 150 minutes

Exam Syllabus
  • 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%
Exam Test Windows

The computerized CIA exam affords candidates scheduling flexibility. The CIA exam does not have testing windows or blackout dates, so candidates can sit for it at any time of the year.

Exam Results

Because the exam is 100% computer-based, you’ll receive your unofficial score immediately upon completing the exam. Your CIA exam score will not be shown as a percentage. Instead, it is converted to a scale score with 600 being set equal to the passing mark.

Training Method

Our CMA training program prepares students for both parts of the CMA exam through a series of comprehensive preparation classes as well as revision.

Training Details
  • Training Dates: TBA (2 months)
  • Training Days: 2 days/week
  • Training Timing: 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Training Language: 50% English 50% Arabic
  • Material Language: English
  • Training Venue: In house or 5 Star hotel
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