The New Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) 2013 Exam Syllabus


The New Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) 2013 Exam Syllabus

Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics

125 questions | 2.5 Hours (150 minutes)

The new CIA exam Part 1 topics tested include aspects of mandatory guidance from the IPPF; internal control and risk concepts; as well as tools and techniques for conducting internal audit engagements. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Part 2 – Internal Audit Practice

100 questions | 2.0 Hours (120 minutes)

The new CIA exam Part 2 topics tested include managing the internal audit function via the strategic and operational role of internal audit and establishing a risk-based plan; the steps to manage individual engagements (planning, supervision, communicating results, and monitoring outcomes); as well as fraud risks and controls. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Proficiency knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

100 questions | 2.0 Hours (120 minutes)

The new CIA exam Part 3 topics tested include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure, including business processes and risks; communication; management and leadership principles; information technology and business continuity; financial management; and the global business environment. Note: All items in this section of the syllabus will be tested at the Awareness knowledge level unless otherwise indicated below.

Download the CIA Four-part to Three-part Exam Content Map

CIA Reference Resources

Download the PDF below for a list of references that encompass the body of knowledge for the CIA exam.

CIA Exam Reference Resources

Below is a brief overview of the new structure and content:

Part 1: Internal Audit Basics

Part 2: Internal Audit Practice

Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements

Exam Time: 2.5 hours
Questions: 125

Topics:

  • IIA Mandatory Guidance
  • Internal Control and Risk
  • Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement

Exam Time: 2.0 hours
Questions: 100

Topics:

  • Managing the Internal Audit Function
  • Managing Individual Engagements
  • Fraud Risks and Controls

Exam Time: 2.0 hours
Questions: 100

Topics:

  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Structure and Business Processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • IT/Business Continuity
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Environment

Transition Plan for CIA Candidates Who Have Not Yet Passed All Exam Parts

The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has announced the transition plan for the CIA exam. The charts below explain the timeline of when you can register and take the new exam and how exams successfully completed under the four-part exam structure will be considered in the new three-part exam structure.

​Language

​Three-part
Exam Available

​Three-part
Registration Begins

​Four-part
Registration Ends

​Four-part
Exam Ends

​English

Open

Open

Closed

Closed

​Arabic, German

Open​​

Open

Closed

March-31-2014​​

​Korean

Open

Open

Closed

​April-30-2014

​Hebrew

Open

Open

Closed

​May-31-2014

​Chinese (unsim), Czech, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Turkish

Open

Open

Closed

​June-30-2014

​Portuguese, Polish

​February-1-2014

Open

​January-31-2014

​July-31-2014

​Thai

​April-1-2014

​March-1-2014

​March-31-2014

​September-30-2014

​Russian

May-1-2014​

​April-1-2014

​April-30-2014

​October-31-2014

If you have not yet registered for or passed an exam here is some information to consider during the transition phase of the CIA exam. We would like to provide you with some insight and clarity about the transition plan so that you can continue your progress toward achieving the only globally accepted internal audit credential — the CIA.

Since you have not yet taken or passed an exam part, you’re in a great position to get started today! Under the transition plan, Parts 1 and 2 in the current four-part format qualifies as Parts 1 and 2 in the new three-part format. By registering and sitting for Parts 1 and 2 prior to the launch of the new exam format, you set yourself on a solid course toward becoming a CIA. You give yourself the flexibility and opportunity to earn your CIA in either format, on a schedule that works best for you.

What Steps Should You Consider?

Because you have yet to take any exam parts, the answer is as easy as 1-2-3.

​STEP ONE

​STEP TWO

​STEP THREE

​Commit yourself to a date to complete your CIA. Choose a preparation or study program. The IIARF Bookstore has many to choose from. Register for an exam. Part 1 or Part 2 of the four-part exam will be recognized under the new three-part exam format. Either of these exams would be a great place to start!

If you have passed some parts, see the chart below or click here and enter your parts
in the Transition Planning Tool to get advice on how the transition affects you.

 

Before the transition,
if you have completed:​

Under the new structure,
it will count as:​

Additionally, you will
need to complete for
that requirement or part:​

Application​

Application​​

Nothing​

Part 1​

Part 1​​

Nothing​

Part 2​

Part 2​​

Nothing​

Part 3 (without Part 4)​

Part 3​

One of three options (within
six months of conversion):

Part 4 (without Part 3)​

Nothing​

New Part 3​

Both Part 3 and Part 4​

Part 3​

Nothing​

Experience Form​

Experience Form​

Nothing​

Character Reference

Character Reference​

Nothing​

Education Verification​

Education Verification​​

Nothing​

 

CIA Four-part to Three-part Exam Content Map

Specific questions regarding your situation may be addressed to Customer Relations by
calling +1-407-937-1111 or using the Transition Planning Tool.

Transition Planning Tool

To assist you in making choices during the exam transition period, we’ve created the transition planning tool. On the first screen, select which parts of the four-part exam you’ve already passed, and then click the Next button to view options based on your exam status. When viewing suggested options, please keep in mind your target exam completion date.

Please keep in mind the dates indicated on any of the solutions in this planning tool are for the English version of the three- and four-part exams. For other translated languages, please follow this link to the language translation release dates and apply those dates as necessary to your results.

To confirm which parts of the exam you’ve passed, click on the Access CCMS button to the right.

If you have not registered for or passed any parts of the CIA exam, please follow this link for advice on the best path to take to achieve your CIA.

Source : https://na.theiia.org/certification/cia-certification/pages/cia-2013-exam-syllabus.aspx

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