CIA Challenge Exam – Qualified Accounting Bodies

As a member of one of the qualified accounting bodies, you can take advantage of this rare opportunity to earn the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation through an expedited process and join the more than 165,000 CIAs who have achieved this highly respected global certification. The challenge exam will include CIA content not already covered by your local accounting exam. In offering the challenge exam, The IIA continues to demonstrate the uniqueness of internal auditing as a profession and strengthens its strategic partnership with accounting bodies around the world.

The CIA Challenge Exam will be available in August 2021.

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Apply Today for This One-time CIA Challenge Exam Opportunity

By earning the CIA designation, you will join an elite group of individuals who have experienced global professional growth and upward mobility. Adding the CIA credential to your resume will elevate you among your peers and demonstrate that you are:

  • A credible and trusted internal auditor
  • A stronger, more competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance
  • Equipped for career-advancing opportunities

Candidates who reside in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland or South Africa must be IIA members to partake in the challenge exam. They should reach out to the local IIA affiliate to process membership prior to enrolling. The CIA Challenge exam program is not available to candidates in mainland China.

CIA Challenge Exam Package

In addition to saving time, the CIA Challenge Exam offers significant financial savings. The CIA Challenge Exam bundle, priced at $1,195 USD for IIA members and $1,545 USD for non-IIA members, includes:

  • CIA Challenge Exam application fee
  • CIA Challenge Exam registration fee
  • CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide for Qualified CAs / CPAs and practice questions included within the customized CIA Learning System
  • Access to the Standards to help you prepare for the exam

Please contact membership for IIA-Australia membership information. All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

The price for the retake exam is $795 USD for IIA members and $945 USD for non-IIA members.

CIA Challenge Exam - Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is my workspace okay for testing?

  • Can I eat, drink, or take a break during the exam?

  • What if my computer does not meet the requirements for online testing?

  • What if I need a special accommodation during my examination?

  • I am a member of the IIA but my membership does not reflect on my CCMS profile?

  • • What happens if I apply for the CIA Challenge Exam but do not meet the eligibility requirements?

  • What are the CPE reporting requirements for the CIA professional certification when a candidate successfully completes the CIA Challenge Exam?