Internal Audit Practitioner

Why do the IAP?

Eligibility

What you will learn

Student support

What you need to pass the IAP

CIA Part 1 vs IAP

Timescales

Transition arrangements

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

On passing the IAP exam, you will gain the temporary designation of IAP which will allow you to enter the CIA within three years. When the three-year period elapses, you lose the IAP designation. 

You must be an affiliate member of the Institute to take the IAP in the UK and Ireland.

Please note: Guidance provided by IIA Global is that the we expect the first IAP exams to commence in the Autumn 2020.


Why do the IAP?

The IAP has been designed to simplify the application process for non-graduates to register on the CIA.  If you are a graduate you can commence with the CIA immediately, but should you not hold a degree you can complete the IAP first and so fulfil all the entry requirements for the CIA.


Eligibility

There are no education or experience requirements for the IAP.


What you will learn

 The syllabus for the IAP 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.


Study support

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

In addition to the transition arrangements (outlined below), we are also currently working on a comprehensive learning programme, bringing together the very best online and face-to-face learning in a blended learning solution and incorporating social learning, tutor support and webinars. We will share more information about the learning programme soon.


What you need to pass the IAP

To pass the IAP exam, you need to sit one 2-hour multiple choice exam which you can take at one of over 100 Pearson Vue centres in the UK and Ireland.


CIA Part 1 vs IAP

From the Autumn of 2020, the route to gaining the IAP will no longer be based on the CIA Part 1 exam but on a new syllabus that prepares newcomers to the profession for a career in internal audit, and provides the first step towards becoming professionally qualified. 

Click here to find out how the different routes compare. 


Timescales 

You can sit the IAP exam whenever you want, and you have a maximum window of 2 years to complete the IAP from the point of application.

When you pass the IAP exam, you will have 3 years to enrol on the CIA.


Transition arrangements

Existing level 4 apprentices (who were registered by 31 December 2019) have the option of either sitting the CIA Part 1 exam before Autumn 2020 or sitting the revised IAP exam when it is launched. Level 4 apprentices who were registered before 31 December 2019 may continue to sit the CIA Part 1 exam if they already hold a degree. If you registered onto the level 4 apprenticeship programme after 1 January 2020 you will sit the new IAP exam.

Click here to read more about our transition arrangements.