Why CIA® Certification Matters

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The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation is the globally recognized hallmark of professional auditors and essential for increasing your skill set, industry connections and job prospects.

Lean Auditing (Part 3): Rethinking Internal Audit Using Lean Techniques to Enhance Value & Improve Productivity

This is the last in a three-part article on Lean Auditing by by James C. Paterson, Director of Risk & Assurance Insights, Ltd. In part one, Mr. Paterson briefed detailed the principles behind lean and provided some useful examples of using the methodology in audit work in part two. Here, he provides additional examples of using lean and…

What Order Should You Take The CIA Exam?

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With just under 40% of candidates passing the CIA Exam in 2015, it’s one of the hardest credentialing exams in accounting. That’s why you need to fully understand how the exam is formatted and how that knowledge can work to your advantage (or disadvantage). 

Step One To A Better CIA Exam Score? Knowing How The Exam Is Scored

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The Certified Internal Auditor® Exam, while computer-based like the CPA and CMA Exams, is scored much differently—and understanding how it’s scored is essential for setting up your study plan. The Exam’s Basic Structure First off, the CIA Exam consists of three parts. For each part of the exam, you’ll have 2 hours and 45 minutes…

The Top 5 Blogs for Current and Future CIA® Professionals

  Whether you are preparing for the Certified Internal Auditor ® (CIA) exam or are working as an internal auditor, it helps to keep pace with the industry’s best ideas and best practices. Fortunately, there’s some good reading online to keep you interested. Here are five blogs designed for current and future CIAs. 1.   Chambers…

10 Study Tips to Ace The CIA Exam


Passing the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA) exam is no easy feat. While the Institute of Internal Auditors, the professional organization behind the designation, no longer reveals any official pass rate, it’s estimated that somewhere between 40 percent and 50 percent of people pass the CIA exam each year. Those who do pass on the first…