CIA Certified Internal Auditor – Part 1 – The internal auditors role in governance, risk and control

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As the only globally recognized internal audit certification, becoming a Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the optimum way to communicate knowledge, skills, and competencies to effectively carry out professional responsibilities for any internal audit, anywhere in the world.

Adding the CIA credential to your resume, LinkedIn profile, and business card will help you stand out and demonstrate you are:

  • A credible and trusted internal auditor.
  • A true expert who understands and can apply the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
  • A stronger, more competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance.
  • Committed to the profession of internal auditing and equipped for career-advancing opportunities.
  • Differentiated from your peers.

CIA’s earn up to 40% more on average annually than those without a certification.

CIA Exam Preparation – Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

About This Course

Course Description

This Part 1 CIA exam preparation course is designed to give candidates a comprehensive review of the topics covered on the Part 1 CIA exam. The course will provide in-depth analysis, reinforce CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence. The training course is appropriate for CIA candidates, internal auditors seeking professional development, and students in accounting, business, or financial degree programs.

During this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn and discuss Part 1 CIA topics with subject matter experts and peers.
  2. Obtain study tips to help candidates stay on track to complete their CIA exam within their specific time-frame.
  3. Work through practice exam questions.

Registration for this course includes self-study materials and access to online study tools for one year

Course Outline: Part 1 – Essentials of Internal Auditing

The course may include discussion on the following exam topics:

Section I: Foundations of Internal Auditing

Topic A: The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework/Purpose, Authority, and Responsibility of the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Requirements of the Internal Audit Charter
Topic C: Assurance and Consulting Services
Topic D: The IIA’s Code of Ethics

Section II: Independence and Objectivity

Topic A: Organizational Independence of the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Impairments to Independence
Topic C: Auditor Objectivity
Topic D: Promoting Objectivity

Section III: Proficiency and Due Professional Care

Topic A: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for the Internal Audit Activity
Topic B: Required Knowledge, Skills, and Competencies for the Internal Auditor
Topic C: Due Professional Care
Topic D: Continuing Professional Development

Section IV: Quality Assurance and Improvement Program

Topic A: Key Elements of a QAIP
Topic B: QAIP Reporting Requirements
Topic C: Conformance/Nonconformance

Section V: Governance, Risk Management, and Control

Topic A: Organizational Governance
Topic B: The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Overall Control Environment and Individual Engagement Risks and Controls
Topic C: Ethics and Compliance Issues and Violations
Topic D: Corporate Social Responsibility
Topic E: Risk Management Fundamentals
Topic F: Globally Accepted Risk Management Frameworks
Topic G: The Effectiveness of Risk Management
Topic H: The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in the Risk Management Process
Topic I: Types of Controls and Management Control Techniques
Topic J: Internal Control Frameworks
Topic K: The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Internal Controls

Section VI: Fraud Risks

Topic A: Fraud Risks and Types of Fraud
Topic B: Potential for Fraud Occurrence
Topic C: Controls to Prevent/Detect Fraud and Education to Improve Fraud Awareness
Topic D: Forensic Auditing

Course Information

Course Duration: 2 Days
CPE Hours Available: 16
Knowledge Level: Intermediate
Field of Study: Auditing
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None

Delivery Format: eLearning (Group-Internet-Based); On-site Training (Group-Live);


Course Features

  • Lectures 0
  • Quizzes 3
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 3
  • Certificate No
  • Assessments Yes

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