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 online tuition programme

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 a member with your local Institute based outside of the UK and Ireland, you must complete our affiliate member form to access the programme.

Members (or a member with your local Institute based outside of the UK and Ireland) - register here

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Apprentices

If you are enrolled on the Internal Audit Practitioner apprenticeship, you will study this certification as part of your programme. Your training provider will be able to advise about when you'll be ready to start your tuition.  


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.


Eligibility

There are no education or experience requirements. However, you will need to hold a valid Government issued ID, for example a valid passport or driving licence. Without this, you won't be able to sit your exam and complete the programme.

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?

UK Candidates

Item

Fee

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

£137 (VAT exempt)

Student membership

£203 p.a (VAT exempt)

Tuition fee

£990 + VAT

Application fee payable to IIA Global

$75

Exam fee payable to IIA Global

$150

Candidates based outside of the UK and Ireland. 

You can choose to pay for the tuition, application and exam fees as one fee and we will register you with IIA Global, or you can choose to pay for the tuition only and register with IIA Global directly for the application and exam - whichever suits you.

Item

Fee

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

£137 (VAT exempt)

Student membership

£203 p.a (VAT exempt)

Tuition, application and exam fee - we will register you with IIA Global
(Payable to Chartered IIA UK/Ireland)

€1,350 (incl. admin fee)*

Tuition fee only - register for the application and exam fee directly with IIA Global (please see below).

€1,125

Application fee payable to IIA Global

$75

Exam fee payable to IIA Global

$150

*If your organisation is in the EU and is funding your training, please supply us with a VAT number.  You will not be liable for VAT and it will not be included in your invoice.

*If you are personally funding your training, then you will be invoiced in Euros and UK VAT (20%) will be added to your invoice for the application, exam and admin fee.  No VAT will be added for the tuition programme.


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:

2022

23 May 2022 - new date
4 July 2022
5 September 2022
1 November 2022

2023

9 January 2023
6 March 2023

 
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.


Important information 

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation is not designed to be held indefinitely. This program is designed as a pathway into the CIA program, to accommodate those who are just starting in the profession, will only be in the profession for a short amount of time, and/or those who don’t possess a degree or do not yet have enough experience to enter the full CIA program. 

After three years, your Internal Audit Practitioner designation will no longer be active. If you choose to enrol on the CIA after three years, you'll need to demonstrate you meet the eligibility criteria applicable at that time.