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New qualifications for a global profession

Internal audit is a complex and fast evolving field and it is growing quickly as a global profession. Holding an IIA qualification will give you the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed, as well as the recognition and status internal auditors deserve.

IIA qualifications are recognised internationally. And, our unique ability to award Chartered Internal Auditor status means you can achieve the same high levels of prestige and credibility enjoyed by members of other leading professions.

This year we adopted the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and the new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL), which leads to Chartered Internal Auditor status. 

Read about why changed our qualifications  

Certified Internal Auditor

If you’re serious about a career in internal audit, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) will give you the skills, knowledge and career prospects you need to achieve your goals. This stimulating postgraduate programme leads to the globally-recognised CIA designation.

Read more about the CIA 

Chartered Internal Auditor

If you’re already qualified in internal audit, why not maximise your potential and raise your profile by becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor? The new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership leads to chartered status, and the CMIIA designation, and also to the new leadership designation QIAL. 

Read more about achieving chartered status 

Qualifications open evenings: October & November

Questions about our qualifications? Why not come along to an open evening and find out more about what's involved when you study.

Our learning team will talk about the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and how to become chartered. This will be followed by a Q&A, drinks and networking. The events are free to attend. 

View dates and locations 

How can I become chartered?

There are two ways you can become chartered:

1. By taking our professional qualifications:

  • Complete the CIA, followed by
  • Three case study exams of the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership and a professional experience journal

2. Become chartered by experience via our experiential route. This is for experienced professionals who are working as heads of internal audit. 

Join the IIA to study

You need to be an IIA member to study one of our qualifications.

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