Certified Internal Auditor

Distinguish Yourself by Becoming a Certified Internal Auditor

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 Fees & Schedule

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.

Registration, Billing/Payments and Cancellation Policy

Course Dates  
Part I: Internal Audit Basics
Class cancelled
15 Hours - using the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System 
Earn 15 CPE's
Part II: Internal Audit Practice
October 10, 17, 2015
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
15 Hours - using the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System. 
Earn 15 CPE's

Part III: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
November 14, 21,
December 12, 19, 2015
8:30 am - 5:00 pm


30 Hours - using the new version 4.0 IIA CIA Learning System.
Earn 30 CPE's 

About the Program 

Villanova's 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 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 environment to ensure you understand and can apply the critical CIA topics.

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.

  •  Create a customized SmartStudy plan based on your areas of strength and weakness.
  •  Updated study materials contain 20% new content and teach the entire 2013 3-part CIA exam syllabus.
  • Travel light and access your reading materials via your e-reader device.
  • 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 CIA Prep Course?

  • Increase your knowledge and skills in the areas of governance, risk and controls
  • Stay on track to complete your studies
  • Convenient Saturday classes to fit your busy work schedule. 
  • 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: expert instruction and premier quality study materials, providing timely analysis and discussion of practical audit procedures.
  • Affordability: the IIA CIA Learning System was developed and is kept up-to-date by CIA-certified subject matter experts.
  • Best-practice Sharing: classroom discussions allow participants to learn from the experiences of their classmates.
  • Performance Tracking: instructors monitor individual and group progress through the online review materials to identify areas that require additional classroom discussion and review.

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