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IIA Diploma - accelerated route

You may be eligible for the accelerated route if you hold a postgraduate qualification - in any subject - and you have been working in internal audit for the last three years.

This route could allow you to achieve the IIA Diploma in just 6 months. You will take just one exam, based on a case study, and submit your Professional Experience Journal.  

The route to becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor

When you successfully complete your IIA Diploma you will become a voting member of the IIA and you can use the designation PIIA.

If your aim is to become a Chartered Internal Auditor, after passing the exam, you can go straight on to study for the IIA Advanced Diploma, without submitting a Professional Experience Journal. If you do this, you won't be eligible to use the PIIA designation, but once you have passed the IIA Advanced Diploma, you will be able to use the chartered designation of CMIIA. 

ACCA and CIPFA members

We have a special fast-track route to becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor for members of the ACCA and CIPFA. So if you're already a chartered accountant, this is a great opportunity to become a specialist in another field:

Fast-track route for ACCA members

Fast-track route for CIPFA members

What support is available?

We offer a programme of workshops specifically for students on the accelerated route. These are designed to help you with the case study and completing Professional Experience Journal (PEJ). 

Find out more

Register for the IIA Diploma - accelerated route

To study our qualifications, you need to be an IIA member. 

New to the IIA? Join as a student member

Existing IIA member? Register for the IIA Diploma


To check if you are eligible or to find out more, please call us on 020 7498 0101 or email