CIA Certification Requirements

The CIA (Certified Internal Auditor) designation is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors. Anyone can study to become a CIA, but several prerequisites must be fulfilled. If you are considering becoming a CIA, you first need to make sure you are eligible for that qualification. Certified Internal Auditor Requirements You must meet a few CIA certification requirements before taking your career to the next step. 1. Education Before you can sit for the…

Certified Internal Auditor Salary

Does it feel like your accounting career is at a standstill? Perhaps you’ve worked in the same mid-level position for years and can’t seem to leverage yourself into getting that much-deserved raise. You might just need a simple boost in your credentials. If you are already a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), why not take the next step and become a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)? This extra distinction can give your career the extra push it…

CIA vs CPA

Accounting certifications come in several different forms. Distinguishing the differences between them is key when you’re trying to decide which one is right for you. With so many abbreviations, things can get confusing. I’m going to break it down to make things simple and straightforward. One of the most common designations is that of the CPA (Certified Public Accountant), however, just because it’s widely known doesn’t mean it’s the right title for you. Let’s do…

How To Become A CIA

Most people who hear the term CIA immediately visualize stealthy, wealthy and overworked government agents. The other version of the CIA is a little less exciting, but just as essential to the accounting community. What is a CIA? CIA stands for Certified Internal Auditor. Basically, a CIA is an accountant who conducts internal audits and is certified. The CIA certification is the highest designation offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors. This certification is recognized…

CIA CPE Requirements & Course Recommendations

You’ve worked hard to become a Certified Internal Auditor, but don’t put your study books away just yet. To maintain your CIA designation, you are required to fulfill certain CIA CPE requirements (Continuing Professional Education). Why Do You Need CIA CPE? There are two reasons why you must complete CIA CPE to stay in good standing with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA): Maintenance of your knowledge and skills Updating your knowledge and skills to reflect…