Professional qualifications, recognised globally

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.

Taking the Certified Internal Auditor is the first step towards achieving Chartered Internal Auditor status. 

Qualifications pathway

Step 1: Certified Internal Auditor

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is a globally recognised certification that provides a firm foundation for a career in internal auditing. Becoming certified is also a prerequisite to becoming chartered.

Read more about Certified Internal Auditor 

Step 2: Chartered Internal Auditor

As a CIA holder you could maximise your potential and raise your profile by becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor. Becoming chartered will demonstrate your advanced skills and competence and give you influence within both your organisation and wider profession.

Read more about Chartered Internal Auditor 

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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