Management Concepts

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Preparatory Course

Available dates

Dec 9—13, 2019
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 2209
USD 441 per day
Mar 16—20, 2020
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 2209
USD 441 per day
Jun 1—5, 2020
5 days
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
USD 2209
USD 441 per day
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About the course

Prepare for the CIA® exam with this extensive, five-day course. It covers the three essential parts of the CIA® certification, giving you the knowledge and confidence to succeed. You will use the IIA’S CIA® Learning System, an interactive print and web-based review program that covers the entire global CIA® exam syllabus in a flexible, on-demand format. You will also have access to online study tools such as the CIA® review plan, allowing you to create your own study plan, tests, flashcards, and more to make sure you are ready for the exam.

Note: This course is updated for the new CIA exam syllabus effective 1/1/19.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundation of knowledge required to be successful on the Institute of Internal Auditors' (IIA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) examinations
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of internal audit methodology for successful performance of internal audits
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the IIA's International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) critical to performing internal audits in federal, state and local government, private sector and non-profit organizations
  • Understand IIA Standards, the ten Core Principles, the Code of Ethics and the importance of independence and objectivity in performance of audits
  • Gain awareness of the use of technology to enhance the audit activity and audit process
  • Be able to assist management of organizations being audited to understand the audit process to minimize interruption of business activities
  • Become familiar with ways in which an organization can adapt to better compete in the global marketplace
  • Be able to correctly evaluate and suggest improvements to the effectiveness of risk management, internal control, and governance processes throughout the organization

Course Topics

Part I: Essentials of Internal Auditing

  • Section I: Foundations of Internal Auditing
  • Section II: Independence and Objectivity
  • Section III: Proficiency and Due Professional Care
  • Section IV. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  • Section V. Governance, Risk Management, and Control
  • Section VI: Fraud Risks

Part II: Practice of Internal Auditing

  • Section I: Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  • Section II: Planning the Engagement
  • Section III: Performing the Engagement
  • Section IV: Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

Part III: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

  • Section I: Business Acumen
  • Section II: Information Security
  • Section III: Information Technology
  • Section IV: Financial Management

Who should attend

This course is designed for internal audit professionals who learn best in a structured setting, enjoy peer discussion and live instruction from a qualified facilitator, and have the desire to compare ideas and notes with internal auditors in other companies who are addressing the same challenges.

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