CIA Exam Dates & Registration

The CIA exam is entirely computer-based and, as such, the three exam parts can be taken at any time throughout the year at one of the 500+ Pearson VUE centers worldwide, or via a local testing provider.

Even so, you must still register for the CIA exam in advance. (See current exam fees.)

Exam Registration

The CIA exam registration process is a simple, straightforward online process that’s managed via the IAA’s Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).

The CCMS allows you to monitor your certification progress, access exam scores, report the continuing professional education (CPE) credits, and access and print receipts for your exam.

After paying the application fee, you’ll receive a confirmation email that will allow you to log back in and complete the registration process and pay your exam fees (see fees).

After completing the application and paying your fees, you can then can schedule your CIA exam on the Pearson VUE website. You’ll be able to select a testing center and choose your preferred language for the CIA exam. You’ll then receive an appointment confirmation from Pearson.