When you enroll in the CIA program, you accept the conditions of the program, which include:
There are two sets of requirements to become a CIA.
|Education||Identification||Character Reference||3 Exams||Experience|
|Master’s Degree||Required for entry||Required for entry||Required for certification||1 Year|
|Bachelor’s Degree||Required for entry||Required for entry||Required for certification||2 Years|
|Associate’s Degree||Required for entry||Required for entry||Required for certification||5 Years|
You need to fulfill only one of the following requirements:
Acceptable proof of education: You need to provide only one of the following requirements:
If your degree or transcript is issued in any language other than English, you need to provide a notarized translation of your degree/transcript along with a copy of the degree/transcript.
You need to fill in the character reference form through your account on the IIA's CCMS platform. The form must be signed by:
You need to provide a valid official proof of identification, such as a valid passport or national identity card. The document must be valid.
For international applicants, the passport is the best choice since it includes your information in your local language plus English. If your document is not in English, you need to include a notarized translation along with a copy of the document.
Holders of the following certifications are exempted from experience and education requirements:
You cannot disclose the exam content. This includes discussing exam questions with anyone except the IIA’s Certification Department. Disclosing the CIA exam content is considered a breach of the IIA’s Code of Ethics to which CIAs and CIA program candidates are expected to adhere.
Holders of the CIA designations and candidates of the CIA program are expected to abide by the IIA’s Code of Ethics.
Once you become certified, you are required to continue improving your knowledge and skills and provide proof of your efforts to the IIA if you wish to maintain your certification status.
You don’t have to be a member of the IIA to sit for the exams or become certified. IIA membership has its advantages, though. These advantages include:
Once you have fulfilled all the requirements you are eligible to receive your CIA certificate. You will receive an e-mail from the IIA confirming your certification status and that you are now eligible to receive your certificate. You will be requested to confirm how you wish your name to appear on the certificate. The IIA will ship your printed certificate (if you request it) to your shipping address. Make sure your address is updated before ordering your printed certificate.