COVID-19 hub

Following government advice, we are implementing our contingency plans to ensure that our services to members are maintained as near to normal as possible, with the needs of our members, staff, volunteers and suppliers very much at the forefront of our minds.

As the conditions and our response evolves, we will provide regular updates here.

Read on for details of our response to the virus including relevant guidance to support you.


Protecting our staff and ensuring continuity for members

We have closed our offices. This means that staff members will be working remotely until further notice. We are replanning the face-to-face aspects of our services and, where possible, finding digital alternatives for delivering them. We will update these pages as our plans evolve.

You can find information regarding changes to our events programme and what to do about cancellations here and on our COVID-19 policy page


Audit & Risk Magazine has gone digital

We've digitised our magazine for internal auditors so that we can continue to deliver it to members in the current climate.

The new digital magazine not only gives back to the environment, but also speaks to the increasing online world that we find ourselves in.

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CPE during Covid-19

We recognise that this has been a challenging year, and that finding the time or capacity to focus on your own development may have been difficult. However, now more than ever, professional development is very important for you. As the world has been forced to change, this too has impacted the way that businesses operate. As a result, internal auditors have had to move quickly to adapt the way they work and ensure their knowledge, skills and behaviours remain relevant in order to best advise the organisations with which they work. 

The CPE requirement for practising qualified members is 40 hours per annum, and for non practising members, 20 hours. Unless there is an individual hardship case, we will not be able to adjust this requirement. If you report your CPE to IIA Global, and believe you qualify for a hardship case, then you will need to request an exemption or reduction in the hours you need to evidence by logging an incident in your CCMS record prior to the CPE reporting deadline. Neither IIA Global nor the Chartered IIA will recognise the furlough scheme as a hardship reason. This is because training and development was a permitted activity while on furlough.

The Chartered IIA is helping support you by providing an ever increasing pool of resources online, and thereby giving the opportunity for all of our members to complete meet their CPE requirements. We recognise that this year they may have been less opportunity to attend formal development activities, and we are therefore adopting a more flexible approach to activities completed. We understand that less formal learning may not generate a completion certificate. In these circumstances completion of our 'self claim' CPE template will suffice. 

We strongly recommend that you keep a record of your CPE and the relevant supporting evidence as you go through the year. You will only be required to submit this evidence if you are selected as part of the audit each year, either by the Chartered IIA or IIA Global.


Training courses to run virtually

Due to COVID-19 all our courses will take place as live virtual courses for the foreseeable future.

Our virtual courses allow you to learn and interact in a dynamic online training environment combining video, voice and chat messaging.

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Exam suspensions

Pearson Vue, an exam provider of ours, have suspended all exams in a bid to protect staff and test candidates and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Candidates concerned about the exam authorisation window should get in touch with IIA Global via the CCMS - where you'll also be able to re-book exams for free.

Status updates on Pearson Vue's contingency planning in this regard can be found here

For more information regarding our student support, click here


Heads of Internal Audit Virtual Forum

An open environment where audit leaders can exchange information or concerns for the purposes of helping each other throughout what will inevitably be a period of very significant challenge for us all.

Access the Forum


Local Authority Internal Audit Forum

A new monthly virtual forum, building on the Heads of Internal Audit Virtual Forum. Aimed at internal auditors in a local authority setting.

Access the Forum


Relevant guidance

Catch all the latest guidance from the Institute and beyond on the unfolding coronavirus situtation.

Click here for our full list of COVID-19-related guidance.

Competing crises - pandemic, climate and recession
Find out what crises are competing for the attention of internal auditors.

How organisations globally are responding to COVID-19
Survey results from internal auditors in 95 countries – Part 1 

COVID-19: The initial impact on internal audit worldwide
Survey results from internal auditors in 95 countries – Part 2

Skills for internal auditors in a post-Covid world
What skills will be most in demand and what can you do about it?

'Bottling' the lessons of COVID-19
Hold on to these lessons learnt during COVID-19 and 'bottle' them to improve the way internal audit works in future.


Contact us

If you would like to contact a member of our team regarding any of the above, please click here