Internal Audit Practitioner

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation has been designed to support new internal auditors as they take their first step toward becoming professionally qualified. Students will be introduced to the core elements of the International Professional Practices Framework and the International Standards.

Upon completion, you may enter the CIA (Certified Internal Auditor). You must register for the CIA within three years of achieving Internal Audit Practitioner designation.  

How to register for the Internal Audit Practitioner designation

If you are based in the UK and Ireland, and are not yet a member of the Chartered IIA, you must join us as a student member to access the programme. 

Non-members (based in the UK and Ireland) - register here

If you are already a member of the Chartered IIA or are a non-member based outside of the UK and Ireland, you must complete our affiliate member form to access the programme.

Members (or non-members based outside of the UK and Ireland) - register here

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Why do the Internal Audit Practitioner designation?

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation has been designed to be the first step to becoming professionally qualified and provides access to the CIA for non-graduates.


There are no education or experience requirements.

If you hold an undergraduate degree, you may wish to consider direct entry to the CIA qualification. Click here for more details.

What you will learn

The syllabus for the Internal Audit Practitioner designation is divided into five syllabus domains, each dealing with a set of standards:

  1. Internal Audit Attributes (IIA Standard 1000, 1100, 1200)
  2. Nature of work (IIA Standard 2100)
  3. Engagement planning (IIA Standard 2200)
  4. Engagement work (IIA Standard 2300)
  5. Engagement communication (IIA Standard 2400)

Click here to download the full syllabus.

How much will it cost?



Application fee for all new members (one-off fee)

£137 (VAT exempt)

Student membership

£200 p.a (VAT exempt)

Tuition for public UK candidates

£990 + VAT

Tuition for students within participating European institutes

€1,125 + VAT

Application fee payable to IIA Global


Exam fee payable to IIA Global


Study support

We provide all the support you need to make a success of the exams.

We have put in place a comprehensive blended learning solution, incorporating social learning, tutor support and online virtual classes. More detailed information regarding study support for the designation can be found in our Student section.

8-Week schedule

We have a new cohort starting every six to eight weeks. Below is a list of our upcoming scheduled sessions commencing:

3 May 2021

6 September 2021

1 November 2021

2-Week compressed schedule

24 May 2021

5 July 2021

Enrolment for the sessions closes two weeks before the due start date, and you will be able to access the online content one week before the official start date.

Read more about our study support.

What you need to pass the Internal Audit Practitioner designation

To pass the Internal Audit Practitioner exam, you need to sit one two-hour multiple choice exam. The exam can be undertaken at one of over 100 Pearson Vue centres in the UK and Ireland, or can be done online.


You can sit the Internal Audit Practitioner exam whenever you want, and you have a maximum window of two years to complete the Internal Audit Practitioner from the point of application.

When you have completed the Internal Audit Practitioner designation, you will have three years to enrol on the CIA.