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Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. Since the program’s launch in 1973, it has opened up countless doors of opportunity for practitioners around the world as it communicates their ability to serve as key players in their organizations’ success. Candidates leave the program enriched with educational experience, applicable knowledge, and business tools that can deliver a positive impact in any organization or business environment.

The CIA credential can be your master key to professional success, opening doors for career opportunities and earning you increased credibility and respect within the profession and your organization. Ultimately,the CIA designation will:

  • Distinguish you from your peers
  • Demonstrate your proficiency with internal staff and external clients
  • Develop your knowledge of best practices in the industry
  • Demonstrate your proficiency and professionalism
  • Lay a foundation for continued improvement and advancement

Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including Chief Audit Executives, Audit Managers, audit staff, risk management staff, and also students enrolled in an accounting or other business or financial degree program.

Computer-based Testing
The CIA exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorized Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country.

Authorised testing center in Cyprus
The testing centers for sitting the exam in Cyprus are AKTINA (20 Loukis Akritas Street, 1st floor, 2064 Nicosia) which is located in Nicosia and TUTORS PANARETOS EDUCATIONAL CENTRE (62 Vasileos Constantinou Street, 3076 Limassol) which is located in Limassol. You must apply and register in The IIA's Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) prior to scheduling an exam. The exam should be scheduled via the Pearson VUE website.

Six Steps to Certification
If you need help getting started, refer to the six steps to certification an internal auditor should review when making the decision to become certified in the profession.


IIA Global has issued the CIA Learning System, which consists of training material towards obtaining the professional title of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). The full training kit consists of both a hard copy part and a computer based part and includes all 3 parts of the relevant examinations.

IIA Cyprus has acquired a limited number of these kits which are for sale to its members at a very attractive price. The purchase cost of the full kit is €550 (including VAT). This price applies exclusively to members of IIA Cyprus.

For any additional information you may contact IIA Cyprus.

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Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Job analysis and stakeholder surveys have indicated that a key element to unlocking internal audit’s full potential can be found in a professional’s ability to provide advice and assurance on risk management to audit committees and executive management. In response, The IIA has developed the CRMA designation.

From 1st until 31st August 2018, The IIA is waiving the application fee (up to US$230) for the Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA).

For further information visit the IIA global website: Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

Today, growth and change in the internal auditing field is demanding a new type of leader — one who drives a high performing audit team while delivering value by consistently addressing stakeholder needs, top-down risks, and expectations of an evolving marketplace. The IIA has developed the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership™ (QIAL™) to support you on this journey to be the next generation of visionaries for the profession.

For further information visit the IIA global website: Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

Board of Environmental Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC)

The Board of Environmental Health & Safety Auditor Certifications® (BEAC®) is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health, and safety auditing, and other scientific fields. BEAC is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). CESB has granted full accreditation to BEAC's Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA®) certification. This recognition and accreditation is tangible evidence of BEAC's commitment to excellence of its CPEA program and provides assurance to applicants, certificants, and employers of certificants that the BEAC CPEA certification program is operated consistent with recognized credentialing practices.

For further information visit the IIA global website: BEAC Certifications


The IIA’s Global Board of Directors approved the 2017 certification fee increases to take effect on 1 April 2017. The fee increases will impact certification applications, registrations, and continuing professional education (CPE) and continuing professional development (CPD) reporting fees.
For details click on the link below: Certification Fees Increase