IIA Certificate in Internal Audit and Business Risk

Learn all the essentials

The IIA Certificate is a practical, accredited modular course that you can tailor to your needs. If you're new to internal audit, need a refresher, or you work in a related role, such as compliance, it will give you a thorough grounding in the practice and principles of audit, governance, risk and assurance.

  • Build your skills and knowledge in all aspects of internal audit
  • Learn about the framework and processes for providing assurance on business risks
  • Can be completed in one year, with no exams to sit
  • No previous experience required
  • Leads to the IACert designation.

Syllabus

In studying for the certificate, you will need to complete four awards from the list below to earn the IACert designation, including two core IIA awards and two optional IIA awards.

You can also study any of the awards as a standalone course if you wish. Each one will give you a thorough grounding in the practice and principles of one of the cornerstones of internal audit.

Core awards

IIA Award in corporate governance and risk management

Learn about the essential characteristics of corporate governance and risk management, and the contribution they make to organisational effectiveness. 

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IIA Award in the internal audit planning and assurance framework

Understand the framework within which internal controls and assurance are set. Learn how internal control contributes to the success of an organisation.

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Optional awards

Chose two awards from the list below:

IIA Award in the effective delivery of audit and assurance

Learn how to contribute to the effective delivery of audit objectives, including providing assurance to clients and adding value to the organisation. 

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IIA Award in interpersonal skills for audit and assurance

Most internal audit work involves dealing with other people so interpersonal skills are essential. Learn tools, techniques and exercises to improve your skills.

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IIA Award in compliance audit and assurance 

Understand the purpose of compliance auditing and carry out such audits for a client. Learn methods used for testing, gathering evidence and evaluating findings and assurance. 

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  IIA Award in Information systems audit and assurance

Learn about the principal risks inherent in information systems (IS) and the approaches used to audit them, including using IT as an audit tool. 

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Studying for your qualification

Each award requires about 30 hours of learning through reading, reflection, workshop attendance and completion of a personal development log

You will need to do some reading and set objectives before attending each workshop. Then, you will submit a personal development log for each award within six weeks of the workshop.

The final stage is to submit your professional experience record.

Assessment - no exams! 

There are no exams to sit and the IIA Certificate is not graded. You will be assessed through personal development logs and your professional experience record. 


Cost

It costs £3,852 + VAT to complete the four IIA Certificate awards. This includes all learning texts, four face-face workshops, and the assessments.

You must be a member of the Chartered IIA to study the qualification. If you're not a member, the cost will be £4,953.40 (inc VAT), which includes one year's affiliate membership of £331 VAT exempt.


How to register for the IIA Certificate

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Questions?

For further information regarding the certificate programme, including student support, invoicing and/or availability, please contact membership@iia.org.uk.