II A's CIA Learning System

Why You Should Take This Program

Distinguish Yourself... Become a Certified Internal Auditor

"The IIA's CIA Learning System is the best tool for a busy working professional like me to prepare for the CIA exam. Its study strategies and guidance have equipped me well to feel confident when I go to the exam. I highly recommend this program to those who want to become a CIA!" Grace Chen, Senior Internal Auditor, Western Digital Corporation

The CIA is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors. It is the standard by which internal audit professionals demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the areas of governance, risk and control. This course uses The NEW IIA's CIA Learning System for the 3-part CIA exam (version 4.0) and will expand your internal audit knowledge and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam.

Please note that to earn the CIA designation, candidates must meet predefined criteria. To find out more about earning the CIA designation, determine your eligibility, or register for the exam visit www.theiia.org/certification.

The IIA’s Learning System is developed independently of The IIA’s exam development function and uses syllabus information that is publicly available.  

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Course Dates Location

Part I: Internal Audit Basics

Week 1:
Tuesday, September 10 & Thursday, September 12 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, September 14, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 2: Tuesday, September 17 & Thursday, September 19 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, September 21, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 3: Tuesday, September 24 & Thursday, September 26, 7-9:30 PM
ONLINE ONLY - 21 Hours - All Classes Synchronous; using both the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System and the University's Blackboard delivery model.
Part II: Internal Audit Practice

Week 1: 
Tuesday, October 1 & Thursday, October 3, 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, October 5, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 2: Tuesday, October 8 & Thursday, October 10, 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, October 12, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 3: Tuesday, October 15 & Thursday, October 17, 7-9:30 PM
ONLINE ONLY - 21 Hours - All Classes Synchronous; using both the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System and the University's Blackboard delivery model.
Part III: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

Week 1: 
Tuesday, October 29 & Thursday, October 31, 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, November 2, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 2: Tuesday, November 5 & Thursday, November 7, 7-9:30 PM

Week 3: Tuesday, November 12 & Thursday, November 14, 7-9:30 PM, Saturday, November 16, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 4: Tuesday, November 19 & Thursday, November 21, 7-9:30 PM

Week 5: Tuesday, December 3 & Thursday, December 5, 7-9:30 PM; Saturday, December 7, 9 AM-12 Noon

Week 6: Tuesday, December 10 & Thursday, December 12, 7-9:30 PM
ONLINE ONLY - 39 Hours - All Classes Synchronous; using both the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System and the University's Blackboard delivery model.

About the Program - Now Online!

Villanova's online CIA Prep Course is based on The  IIA’s CIA Learning System program, Version 4.0. Available exclusively through The IIA and its partners, this premiere quality CIA exam preparation and professional development program teaches the entire global CIA exam syllabus. Review classes will use the new IIA's CIA Learning System for the 3-part CIA exam (version 4.0).  Our expert instructor will lead you through the entire global CIA exam syllabus in a structured and interactive online environment to ensure you understand and can apply the critical CIA topics.

New Learning System Materials Include:

The IIA's CIA Learning System has been updated and enhanced to teach the entire 3-part CIA exam syllabus.  These study tools are now more customized, convenient and mobile so you can make the most of your valuable study time.

  • New! Create a customized SmartStudy plan based on your areas of strength and weakness.
  • New! Updated study materials contain 20% new content and teach the entire 2013 3-part CIA exam syllabus.
  • New!  Travel light and access your reading materials via your e-reader device.
  • New!  Study on-the-go with interactive online study tools that are optimized for our  mobile device.

Prepare to pass the CIA exam with Villanova University and arm yourself with critical tools and knowledge to excel in your internal audit career!

Interactive Online Review, Testing and Resources

  • A pre-test to assess initial level of knowledge and develop a customized study plan
  • Section-specific questions to reinforce concepts.
  • A post-test to gauge what you have learned and identify areas requiring further study
  • A final review test encompassing all review questions for additional exam practice
  • eFlashcards and glossary to review important terms
  • Resource Center providing additional references

Why Earn Your CIA Certification?

  • Distinguish yourself from your peers
  • Improve your credentials with internal staff and external clients
  • Fine tune your knowledge of best practices in the industry
  • Boost your career opportunities

Is the CIA Right for You?

Earning the CIA designation is an important accomplishment and professional advantage for internal auditors during all stages of their careers including:

  • Chief audit executives
  • Audit directors
  • Audit managers and staff
  • Risk managers and staff
  • Business, finance and accounting students

Why should I enroll in the Online CIA Prep Course?

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in the areas of governance, risk and controls
  • Stay on track to complete your studies
  • Enjoy the convenience of online learning and adult-friendly class times
  • Network with peers and discuss difficult topics with an expert instructor
  • Take advantage of company/employee tuition
  • Enjoy comprehensive study materials with The IIA CIA Learning System

Educate Your Staff

CIA Prep Course is a great solution for organizations that wish to deliver high-quality internal audit training to their staff without having to invest significant money and resources into development and implementation. CIA Prep Course offers:

  • Quality Training: This course combines the convenience of the online learning experience with expert instruction and premier quality study materials, providing timely analysis and discussion of practical audit procedures.
  • Affordability: Don't waste time and money developing your own curriculum. The IIA CIA Learning System was developed and is kept up-to-date by CIA-certified subject matter experts.
  • Best-practice Sharing: Online classroom discussions allow participants to learn from the experiences of their classmates.
  • Performance Tracking: Instructors will monitor individual and group progress through the online review materials to identify areas that require additional classroom discussion and review.

Get Prepared With Villanova's CIA Prep Course

There is no better way to prepare for the CIA exam than with Villanova University's online CIA Prep Course.  This course combines expert instruction with the The NEW IIA's CIA Learning System to ensure you understand and can apply the critical CIA topics.

For More Information on the 2013 CIA Exam Transition

For more information, please visit the IIA's 2013 CIA exam transition pages.


Michael Brozzetti, Michael Brozzetti, CIA, CISA, CGEIT, is a passionate innovator, educator, and consultant. He is the CEO of Boundless LLC, a Philadelphia-based internal audit and risk advisory firm (www.boundlessllc.com) that helps organizations manage the risk of internal control failure, respond to critical risk events, and improve the quality of internal audit activities. Michael’s experience includes: “Fortune 500” internal audit, “Big 4” external audit, and as a strategic partner and trusted advisor to his clients. He has authored “The New Era for Internal Auditors” article published with the Institute of Internal Auditors and has presented before groups including the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group and Vistage International, the World’s largest CEO membership organization. Michael brings a mix of both theory and “real world” practice into the classroom and exudes a genuine care in helping people advance themselves, personally and professionally.

Course Fee

Part I:   $725 for IIA members; $750 for non-members.
Part II:  $725 for IIA members; $750 for non-members. 
Part III: $1,400 for IIA members; $1,500 for non-members.

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