Qualifications

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

Chartered 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.

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Read on for a summary of our qualification routes


Qualification routes


We offer various qualification routes, specific to your goals and level of experience.

General

In order to study one of our general qualifications, you must join us at a student member

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Specialist

In order to study one of our specialist certifications, you must join us an affiliate member

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General

Internal Audit Practitioner

A designation designed to support new internal auditors as they take their first step toward becoming professionally qualified.

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Certified Internal Auditor

A globally recognised certification that provides a firm foundation for a career in internal auditing. Becoming certified is also a prerequisite to becoming chartered.

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Chartered Internal Auditor

The next step up from Certified. A qualification enabling you to demonstrate your advanced skills and competence and give you influence within both your organisation and wider profession.

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Chartered by Experience

Is there another way I can become chartered? Yes, you could become chartered by experience via our experiential route. This is for experienced professionals who are working as heads of internal audit. 

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IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk

A practical, accredited modular course, providing a thorough grounding in the practice and principles of audit, governance, risk, and assurance.

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Apprenticeships in internal audit

A real job with structured training, comprising two routes – level 4 and level 7. Great for young students and employers/practitioners looking to build their teams.

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Specialist

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

Take a presentation/interview assessment and gain the new internal audit leadership qualification. Applicable to Chartered Internal Auditors only.

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Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

A certification is designed for internal auditors and risk management professionals who provide risk assurance, governance, quality assurance, or control self-assessment.

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Please note: To apply for the CCSA, CGAP, CFSA or CRMA you must register via IIA Global's candidate certification system. You will need your Global ID number. Please contact us if you don't know what it is.