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 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.

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Course Dates - Spring 2016 Location
Part 1: Internal Audit Basics (15 hours) 
March 4 & 11, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
March 18, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (1/2 day) 
Villanova University
Main Campus
800 Lancaster Avenue
Villanova, PA 19085
Part 2: Internal Audit Practice (15 hours)
March 18, 2016
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (1/2 day)
April 1, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
April 2, 2016
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (30 hours)

April 8, April 22 & April 29, 2016
April 16 & May 7, 2016
All Classes: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

About the Program 

Villanova's CIA Prep Course is based on the  IIA’s CIA Learning System®, a premium-quality CIA exam preparation, designed by CIA-certified industry experts to teach the entire 3-part global CIA exam syllabus.

The IIA's CIA Learning System is delivered in a blended learning format of comprehensive reading materials, in printed and e-book formats, and interactive online study tools.  These tools are augmented by the expertise of an experienced instructor. The classroom environment allows for interaction with your peers and the instructor, and also provides structure to keep you on track to meet your goals. 

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

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 class schedule to fit your busy work schedule. 
  • Network with peers and discuss difficult topics with an expert instructor
  • Take advantage of company/employee tuition reimbursement 
  • Enjoy comprehensive study materials with The IIA CIA Learning System
  • More information can be found on the IIA CIA's website here

Educate Your Staff - corporate sites upon request

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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