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We can grant Chartered Internal Auditor status

As a chartered institute, we are able to grant the status of Chartered Internal Auditor to members who have either completed our approved qualification or been assessed via our chartered by experience route. 

These members can use the designation CMIIA, showing that they have achieved the highest professional standing for internal auditors in the UK and Ireland. Chartered Internal Auditors who have also been granted Fellowship of the IIA can use the designation CFIIA.

Being a member of a chartered professional body brings greater status and recognition for all our members. It also helps us to achieve our goals of raising the profile and influence of the profession and growing our membership.

A Royal Charter is given by the Privy Council on behalf of the sovereign and we were granted this in 2010. Currently there are about 400 chartered bodies actively within the purview of the Privy Council.

We are a company incorporated by Royal Charter (England/Wales), number RC000840.

View our Royal Charter and Byelaws.

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What were the criteria for becoming a chartered institute?

To receive our Royal Charter, the institute had to demonstrate support amongst our stakeholders and satisfy Privy Council's criteria:

  • The institute should comprise most of the eligible field of members of a unique profession
  • Voting members of the institute should be qualified at first degree level in a relevant discipline
  • The institute should be financially sound and able to demonstrate a track of achievement over a number of years
  • There must be a clear case that conferring a Royal Charter would serve the public interest
  • The institute is of substantial size, with over 5000 members.