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CCSA Eligibility Requirement

Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®) Eligibility Requirements

By applying to become a candidate in the CCSA program, an individual agrees to accept the conditions of the program. These include eligibility requirements, exam confidentiality, Code of Ethics, Continuing Professional Education (CPE), and any other conditions enacted by The IIA's Professional Certification Board (PCB).

Requirements

CCSA candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements for education, character, work experience, facilitation experience/training, and identification. Before a candidate application can be approved, ALL documentation (proof of education, character reference, and identification) must be received and approved by The IIA’s Certification staff.

Education

CCSA candidates must have a post-secondary (four-year) degree or equivalent. Two years of post-secondary schooling with an accredited organization plus three years of general business experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. 

Character Reference

CCSA candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference Form signed by a CIA, CGAP, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate's supervisor.

Character Reference Form

Work Experience

CCSA candidates must obtain one year of control-related business experience, such as CSA, auditing, quality assurance, risk management, or environmental auditing. A completed Experience Verification Form is required. Candidates may apply to the program and sit for the exam prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement, but will not be certified until all program requirements have been met.

Experience Verification Form

Facilitation Experience/Training

CCSA candidates must obtain at least seven hours of acceptable facilitation experience or at least 14 hours of acceptable facilitation training. To be considered acceptable, facilitation experience or training must meet the guidelines listed on the facilitation validation form. Validation of facilitation experience/training may accompany application or be submitted later.

CCSA Facilitation Validation Form

Proof of Identification

Candidates must provide proof of identification in the form of a copy of the candidate’s official passport or national identity card. These must indicate current status; expired documents will not be accepted. All documents must be scanned and uploaded through the Document Upload Portal in a manner that ensures the photo is clearly legible.

Eligibility Period

Effective November 2010, the certification program’s eligibility requires candidates to complete the program certification process within four years of application approval. If a candidate has not completed the certification process within four years, all fees and exam parts will be forfeited.

Confidentiality

The CCSA certification exam is a non-disclosed examination. Candidates in the program agree to keep the contents of the CCSA exam confidential and therefore may not discuss the specific exam content with anyone except The IIA's Certification Department. Unauthorized disclosure of exam material will be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics and could result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.

Code of Ethics

CCSA candidates agree to abide by the Code of Ethics established by The IIA.

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Upon certification, CCSAs are required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments by satisfying CPE requirements.

IIA Membership

You will have to be a member of The IIA to take the CCSA exam in Singapore.