Certified Internal Auditor


Prepare to pass the 3-part CIA® exam.

Attend classes on campus or online!


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, as well as their ability to facilitate and manage today’s complex internal audit responsibilities.

Villanova University now offers a series of three intensive review seminars customized to meet the needs of the seminar participants. Each seminar will review one of the three parts of the CIA exam.


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Course Fees & Schedule


Internal Audit Practitioner

Course fee will include The IIA's CIA Learning System.

1 Weekend - Participate on campus or online!

Friday, September 16, 2016 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, September 17, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

The IIA's new Internal Audit Practitioner designation is ideal for new or rotational internal auditors. Upon passing Part One of the CIA exam, candidates can submit an application to obtain this new designation through social badging. For more information, please visit the CIA webpage.

Course fee will include The IIA's CIA Learning System.

1 Weekend - Participate on campus or online!

Friday, October 7, 2016 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 8, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

Course fee will include The IIA's CIA Learning System.

2 Weekends - Participate on campus or online!

Friday, October 28, 2016 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, October 29, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Friday, November 11, 2016 (6:00 - 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, November 12, 2016 (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)

IIA CIA Learning System

About the Program 


Villanova Universty's live instructor-led, 3-part CIA exam preparation program is designed to give candidates a high level introduction and overview of the topics covered on the CIA exam. The courses will reinforce your CIA knowledge, clarify topics, and build exam-day confidence. Taught by a CIA-certified instructor, each attendee will have the opportunity to work through practice exam questions, learn test taking tips, and will receive The IIA's CIA Learning System® — a blended learning format of comprehensive reading materials, in printed and e-book formats, and interactive online study tools. 

If you are looking to increase your confidence and improve results on the CIA exam, this program is for you!


Why Earn Your CIA Certification?

  • Demonstrate your knowledge and competence to internal management and external clients.
  • Distinguish yourself from your peers.
  • Fine tune your knowledge of best practices in the industry.  
  • Open new doors for career advancement.
  • Increase your earning potential.
According to The IIA’s 2013 Internal Audit Compensation Study, internal auditors with one or more certifications earned 45% more than internal auditors with no certifications.


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 CIA Exam Prep Program?

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in the areas of governance, risk and controls.
  • Stay on track to complete your CIA exam preparations.
  • Convenient class schedule to fit your busy work schedule. 
  • Network with peers and discuss difficult topics with an expert instructor.
  • Take advantage of corporate tuition assistance programs.
  • Enjoy comprehensive study materials with The IIA's CIA Learning System (included in tuition).


Employers: Educate Your Staff - On-Site Training Available!


Villanova University's CIA exam prep program 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. We offer:

  • Quality Training: This course combines expert instruction with 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’s CIA Learning System was developed by CIA-certified industry experts and is aligned with current Standards.
  • Best Practice Sharing: Classroom discussions allow participants to learn from the experiences of their peers.
  • Performance Tracking: The instructor will monitor individual and group progress through the online review materials to identify areas that require additional classroom discussion and review.

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