Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)
Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics
The CIA exam Part 1 topics tested include aspects of mandatory guidance from the IPPF; internal control and risk concepts; as well as tools and techniques for conducting internal audit engagements. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.
Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice
The CIA exam Part 2 topics tested include managing the internal audit function via the strategic and operational role of internal audit and establishing a risk-based plan; the steps to manage individual engagements (planning, supervision, communicating results, and monitoring outcomes); as well as fraud risks and controls. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.
Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
The CIA exam Part 3 topics tested include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks; communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Awareness knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.
- Lectures 30
- Quizzes 4
- Duration 60 hours
- Skill level Advanced
- Language Arabic
- Students 10
- Assessments Yes
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- Oral Communication and Teamwork: Communications must be clear and well-organized with regard to subject, purpose, and audience. Students will demonstrate the skills required to work collaboratively and professionally in a team, including their ability to engage in effective communications and manage relationship challenges.
- Written Communication: Students will demonstrate the ability to produce writing that is well-organized, coherent, and readily understandable.
- Quantitative Reasoning: Students will demonstrate competence and ease in working with numerical data and in interpreting numerical information.
- Technological Competency: Students will demonstrate the ability to use technology to promote learning and support task completion.
- Critical Thinking and Reading: Students will be able to formulate arguments, opinions, or solutions based on objectively analyzed evidence and understanding of contextual issues. Students will be able to read critically: that is, analyze and interpret stated and implied meaning and draw conclusions from evidence, and to interpret meaning in context.
- Evidence-Based Reasoning: Students will demonstrate understanding of how evidence can be used to advance knowledge and inform scientific research, analyze ethical issues that are inherent in research and practice, and apply previously acquired knowledge to make effective decisions.
- Information Literacy: Students will be able to find relevant information, evaluate its usefulness and reliability, and utilize it in an effective and ethical manner.