CIA Part 1 vs IAP

Currently students can take the CIA Part 1 as a standalone paper and gain the IAP designation. This route is utilised mainly by the Level 4 Internal Audit Practitioner apprenticeship route.

All candidates enrolled on the current CIA Part 1 IAP can sit the Part 1 exam before the Autumn of  2020, after this the new IAP will become examinable.

This doesn’t impact on the CIA Part 1 exam for students registered on the full CIA qualification.

  Current CIA Part 1 Internal Audit Practitioner Revised Internal Audit Practitioner
Implementation
  • Examinable to 29 February 2020
  • Examinable from 1 March 2020
Exam
  • 125 multiple choice exam questions
  • 150 minutes seat time
  • 100 multiple choice questions
  • 120 minutes seat time
Designation
  • Temporary IAP designation for two years after passing IAP exam.
  • Temporary IAP designation for three years after passing IAP exam
Fees
  • Application: $115
  • Exam: $280
  • Application: $50
  • Exam: $150
  • *Introductory price for the first year
Syllabus
  • 6 Domains
  • 14 topics examined on Basic cognitive level
  • 16 topics examined on Proficient level
  • 5 Domains
  • 23 topics examined on the Basic cognitive level
Standards covered
  • 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 2100
  • 1000, 1100, 1200, 2100, 2200, 2300, 2400