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Accreditation of prior learning

For the IIA Diploma and IIA Advanced Diploma qualifications

Accreditation of prior learning (APL) recognises the learning you may have gained outside of formal education and training. It allows you to demonstrate the requirements of theory module assessment through experience rather than exam. 

The application process has two stages: an initial submission, and a final submission. You must have at least five years experience in internal audit to be eligible, and you will need to demonstrate your professional competence through a portfolio of professional experience.

There is no APL route available for the Certified Internal Auditor or Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership.

Deadline for applications is 29 March 2018

If you intend to apply for APL please do so as soon as possible as this route will permanently close on 29 March.  

Read how to apply

Download an application form

IIA Diploma:

P1 The Internal Audit Environment
P2 Financial Risks and Controls
P3 Internal Audit Practice
P4 Information Systems Auditing
P5 Corporate Governance and Risk Management

IIA Advanced Diploma:

M1 Strategic Management 
M2 Financial Management 
M3 Risk Assurance and Audit Management

M4 Advanced Internal Auditing Case Study cannot be completed via APL.


A fee of £148 +VAT applies to each module. It is payable when you supply your initial submission and it is not refundable.


Have a look at frequently asked questions or get in touch:

Email or call 020 7498 0101