Certified Internal Auditor

As the only globally recognized certification for internal auditors, The Institute for Internal Auditors’ (IIA) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation communicates your knowledge, skills and competencies to perform an internal audit anywhere in the world. This online course will prepare you to manage internal audits in alignment with IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).

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Job Outlook for Internal Auditors
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), demand for Accountants and Auditors is expected to grow by 4% between now and 2029. This matches the growth rate expected for all jobs. The Bureau notes that while routine accounting and reporting tasks may become automated, those with specialized skills such as auditing and analysis can expect continued strong job demand. According to PayScale.com, Certified Internal Auditors earn $86,768 per year, on average. Salaries range from $47,000 for junior auditors to $173,000 for experienced auditors and audit managers.

Course Objectives

  • Master the foundations of an internal auditor
  • Apply internal audit best practices to your daily work routine
  • Reduce financial risk for employers
  • Prepare yourself to work as an internal auditor or risk manager

  • Explore mandatory guidance including the definition of internal auditing, ethics, and international standards. Learn about internal control, risk, conducting internal audit engagements, and audit tools and techniques.
  • Understand how to manage the internal audit function and manage individual engagements. Master an understanding of fraud risks and controls.
  • Study governance, business ethics, risk management, organizational structure, business processes, and communication. Explore management, leadership principles, IT, business continuity, financial management, and global business environments.

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Internal Auditor FAQs


WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME AN INTERNAL AUDITOR?This Certified Internal Auditor course is specifically designed to help individuals with prior internal auditing knowledge prepare for the CIA exam. CIA candidates must meet the eligibility requirements for education, character, work experience, and identification. WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF AN INTERNAL AUDITOR?Internal auditors help assure that organizations provide accurate and transparent financial reporting and guidance. They help set and manage an organization's financial and process controls including operating procedures, risk management and financial management reporting. Internal auditors make up the front line of an organization's defense against fraud and theft. IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT FOR INTERNAL AUDITORS?According to the IIA, Certified Internal Auditors earn, on average, $38,000 per year more than their non-certified peers. In addition, the CIA designation communicates to employers that you are a highly competent professional who understands the principles and applications of auditing and organizational governance.