The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors offers several routes to becoming globally recognised as a professional Internal Auditor. We’re here to support you every step of the way as you shape your professional journey.
Not sure which route is right for you? View a PDF of our full career routemap to determine your pathway to success.
If you are new to internal audit or a related field or have some experience and are hoping to improve your knowledge, then the practitioner stage is right for you.
A designation designed to support new internal auditors as they take their first step toward becoming professionally qualified.
If you're already an internal auditor, then becoming a certified professional offers you a global benchmark qualification as a professional internal auditor. This gives you a firm foundation on which to build your career in internal auditing.
A globally recognised certification that provides a firm foundation for a career in internal auditing. Becoming certified is also a prerequisite to becoming chartered.
If you are an experienced internal auditor who is setting the strategy and leading the profession, then becoming chartered will place you at the top of your career path.
There are two routes to becoming a chartered professional:
If you're already a certified internal auditor, then you can achieve chartered status by taking three case study exams and completing a professional experience journal.
For those not interested in the exam-based route, you can take a competency-based assessment to demonstrate your strategic leadership ability and commitment to the professionalisation of internal auditing.
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.
A practical, accredited modular course, providing a thorough grounding in the practice and principles of audit, governance, risk, and assurance.
Take a presentation/interview assessment and gain the new internal audit leadership qualification. Applicable to Chartered Internal Auditors only.
A certification is designed for internal auditors and risk management professionals who provide risk assurance, governance, quality assurance, or control self-assessment.
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.