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CIA 1&2 Certified Internal Auditor®

Competency Review & Prep. Course - Part 1 & 2

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Course Overview

The IIA’s CIA Learning System Program is designed to expand your internal audit knowledge, build confidence for addressing today’s internal audit challenges, and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. The program, consisting of three courses, utilizes The Institute of Internal Auditors CIA Learning System. This certificate program will provide you with an in-depth review of the global CIA exam syllabus and materials included in The IIA’s CIA Learning System. The IIA’s CIA Learning System is a premier quality CIA review course designed to meet the unique needs of busy internal audit professionals. Developed under the guidance of CIAcertified subject matter experts, this program will provide you with the tools necessary to successfully prepare for the CIA exam in the time frame that best suits you.

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Course Outline


Essentials of Internal Auditing

  • (B) - Basic: The candidate is responsible for comprehension and recall of information.

  • (P) - Proficient: The candidate is responsible not only for comprehension and recall of information but also for higher-level mastery of the content, including application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

1. Foundations of Internal Auditing (15%)

  • a. IIA’s Mission of Internal Audit, Definition and Core Principles (P)

  • b. Internal audit charter

  • c. Difference between assurance and consulting services (P) d. IIA Code of Ethics (P)

2. Independence and Objectivity (15%)

  • a. Organizational independence of the internal audit activity

  • b. Impairments to internal audit independence

  • c. Individual internal auditor’s objectivity (P)

  • d. Policies that promote objectivity (P)

3. Proficiency and Due Professional Care (18%)

  • a. Knowledge, skills, and competencies of the internal audit activity

  • b. Knowledge and competencies that an internal auditor (P)

  • c. Due professional care (P)

  • d. Continuing professional development (P)

4. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (7%)

  • a. Quality assurance and improvement program

  • b. Reporting the results of the quality assurance and improvement program

  • c. Disclosure of conformance vs. nonconformance with the Standards

5. Governance, Risk Management, and Control (35%)

  • a. Concept of organizational governance

  • b. Impact of organizational culture

  • c. Organization’s ethics and compliance-related issues

  • d. Corporate social responsibility

  • e. Fundamental concepts of risk and risk management process (P)

  • f. Globally accepted risk management frameworks

  • g. Effectiveness of risk management (P)

  • h. Internal audit role in the organization’s risk management

  • i. Internal control concepts and types of controls (P)

  • j. Globally accepted internal control frameworks (P)

  • k. Effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls (P)

6. Fraud Risks (10%)

  • a. Fraud risks and types of frauds (P)

  • b. Potential for occurrence of fraud (red flags, etc.) (P)

  • c. Recommend controls to prevent and detect fraud (P)

  • d. Techniques and internal audit roles related to forensic auditing


Practice of Internal Auditing

  • (B) - Basic: The candidate is responsible for comprehension and recall of information.

  • (P) - Proficient: The candidate is responsible not only for comprehension and recall of information but also for higher-level mastery of the content, including application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.

1. Managing the Internal Audit Activity (20%)

  • I. Internal Audit Operations
    a. Describe policies and procedures
    b. Administrative activities (budgeting, resourcing, recruiting, staffing, etc.)

  • II. Establishing a Risk-based Internal Audit Plan
    a. Sources of potential engagements
    b. Risk management framework to assess risks and prioritize engagements
    c. Types of assurance engagements (P)
    d. Types of consulting engagements (P)
    e. Coordination of internal audit efforts with other assurance providers

  • III. Communicating and Reporting to Senior Management and the Board
    a. Communicates the annual audit plan to senior management and the board
    b. Significant issues for the chief audit executive to report to the board
    c. Reports on the overall effectiveness to senior management and the board
    d. Internal audit key performance indicators

2. Planning the Engagement (20%)

  • a. Engagement objectives, criteria and scope (P)

  • b. Plan the engagement (P)

  • c. Risk assessment of each audit area (P)

  • d. Engagement procedures and the engagement work program (P)

  • e. Level of staff and resources needed for the engagement (P)

3. Performing the Engagement (40%)

  • I. Information Gathering
    a. Gather and examine relevant information (P)
    b. Checklists and risk-and-control questionnaires (P)
    c. Sampling and statistical analysis techniques (P)

  • II. Analysis and Evaluation
    a. Computerized audit tools and techniques (P)
    b. Relevance, sufficiency, and reliability of potential sources of evidence (P)
    c. Analytical approaches and process mapping techniques (P)
    d. Analytical review techniques
    e. Workpapers and documentation of relevant information (P)
    f. Engagement conclusions (P)

  • III. Engagement Supervision
    a. Key activities in supervising engagements

4. Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress (20%)

  • I. Engagement Results and the Acceptance of Risk
    a. Preliminary communication with engagement clients (P)
    b. Communication quality and elements (P)
    c. Interim reporting on the engagement progress (P)
    d. Recommendations to enhance and protect organizational value (P)
    e. Audit engagement communication and reporting process
    f. Chief audit executive’s responsibility for assessing residual risk
    g. Process for communicating risk acceptance

  • II. Monitoring Progress
    a. Engagement outcomes, including the management action plan (P)
    b. Monitoring and follow-up of the audit engagement results (P)



IIA - The Institute of Internal Auditors

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.



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  • Risk management staff






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