Become a professionally qualified internal auditor
Serious about a career in internal audit? The IIA Diploma will help you develop the comprehensive skills you need for effective internal audit delivery.
This professional qualification is a stimulating, rewarding postgraduate programme. It's the benchmark for the profession and considered by employers to be a mark of quality.
Take the IIA Diploma and you will:
- Gain an in-depth understanding of internal audit, risk management and control, and corporate governance
- Enhance your career prospects
- Earn the PIIA designation
- Take the first step to becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor
Find out what you will learn in the syllabus
To register on the IIA Diploma you must have either an undergraduate degree or have your application endorsed by your employer confirming your ability to take on postgraduate level studies.
Studying for your qualification
There are five theory modules to complete and you will be assessed by exams and your Professional Experience Journal (PEJ).
Tuition is compulsory when you study the IIA Diploma, unless you are studying the accelerated route. Our in-house tuition provider, IIA Learning, offers a range of options, including face-to-face tuition and a distance learning programme to support you.
Most people take around two years to complete the qualification.
IIA Diploma - accelerated route
If you hold a postgraduate qualification and have been working in internal audit for three years, you may be eligible for the accelerated option.
Read more about the IIA Diploma - accelerated route
If you're not eligible for the accelerated route, you may still be eligible for exemptions if you have already covered some of the content in another qualification.
Register for the IIA Diploma
To study for the IIA Diploma, you need to be an IIA member.
New to the IIA? Join as a student member
Existing IIA member? Register for the IIA Diploma
Not based in the UK or Ireland?
Please read our guide to studying our qualifications overseas before you apply for membership.