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.


You will complete four awards from a choice of five. 

Two core IIA awards:

  1. Corporate governance and risk management
  2. Internal audit planning and assurance framework 

Two optional IIA awards:

  1. Effective delivery of audit and assurance
  2. Interpersonal skills for audit and assurance
  3. Compliance audit and assurance

Read the awards syllabus

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. Browse the award workshops.

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. 


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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