Certified Internal Auditor

The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demostrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. Since the program’s launch in 1973, it has opened up countless doors of opportunity for practitioners around the world as it communicates their ability to serve as a key player in their organisation’s success. Candidates leave the program enriched with educational experience, applicable knowledge, and business tools that can deliver a positive impact in any organisation or business environment.

The CIA credential can be your master key to professional success, opening doors for career opportunities and earning you increased credibility and respect within the profession and your organisation.

Internal Audit Practitioner

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation is a great way to quickly demostrate your internal audit aptitude. You can earn this new designation through social badging by completing the Internal Audit Practitioner application and taking and passing the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Part One exam.

Candidates who have successfully completed the CIA Part One exam within the past 24 months are also eligible to apply. For more information, please visit the Internal Audit Practitioner web page.

Use Your Key to Open the Door

The CIA credential can be your master key to professional success, opening doors for career opportunities and earning you increased credibility and respect within the profession and your organisation.

Ultimately, the CIA designation will:

  • Distinguish you from your peers. 
  • Demonstrate your proficiency with internal staff and external clients.
  • Develop your knowledge of best practices in the industry. 
  • Demonstrate your proficiency and professionalism.
  • Lay a foundation for continued improvement and advancement.

Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, risk management staff, and also students enrolled in an accounting or other business or financial degree program.

" Being a member of a global professional body like The IIA has helped open doors to many career opportunities. At the same time, I am able to network with like-minded professionals through the local chapter, IIA Singapore. This has helped me develop professionally and keep abreast of the latest changes in the world of audit and compliance. Having the CIA credential on my name card also earns respect from finance professionals across the globe. The CIA designation is definitely an asset to have in Singapore and globally!"

Kelvin Leong, CIA, CRMA 
APAC Financial Planning & Analysis Manager, Online Payments/E-Commerce Industry



The following are the steps and processes for application of IIA Certification:

  1. Only member of IIA Singapore can apply their examinations through the CCMS.
  2. For first time user of CCMS (new candidate), you will need to create a new profile in CCMS. Name entered in the system must be the same as per your photo identification (NRIC or Passport).
  3. Visit Complete a Form section and select the application form of your choice and make online payment by credit card. Please note other mode of payment is not available for IIA Singapore members. If candidate opted for payment mode other than credit card, your application may not be processed or delayed due to non-payment.
  4. Once you have made your application through the CCMS, submit the following documentation to IIA Global through the IIA Global Certification Document Upload Portal within 90 business days for our processing:
     i) Character Reference Form
     ii) Experience Verification Form
    iii) Proof of identification
    iv) Proof of education
    For item i), iii) and iv) are mandatory. For item ii), candidate can submit this form at a later date within the 3-year programme upon obtaining the required experience.
  5. Upon receipt of an automated email from IIA Global on the approval of your application, you may proceed to register your exams in the CCMS. You may select to register for more than one exams/exam parts by completing a separate registration form.
  6. Once your exam registration has been processed, you will receive an email on "Authorisation to Test". However, you should wait for 48 hours after receiving your "Authorisation to Test" notification before contacting Pearson VUE to schedule your exam, in order to allow time for your registration data to be uploaded to their scheduling system. Kindly note that your "Authorisation to Test" will allow you to schedule and sit for your test within the authorisation period of 180 days (approximately 6 months) only.
  7. For existing candidate, you may proceed to register your exam directly through the CCMS. Upon receipt of your "Authorisation to Test", you may then proceed to schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

For a detailed guide, click here to download the information. Please feel free to contact the Certification Team at certification@iia.org.sg or 6324 9029 for queries.

Computer-based Testing

The CIA exam is available through computer-based testing, allowing you to test year-round at more than 500 locations worldwide. Candidates are able to sit for exams at any IIA-authorised Pearson VUE testing center worldwide, regardless of whether the testing center is located in your hometown or country. To locate the testing centers nearest you, visit the Pearson VUE website. Click here for the CBT Exam Tutorial.

In Singapore, the IIA-authorised Pearson VUE testing centres are located at:



NTUC Trade Union House
73 Bras Basah Road
Level 3, Room 3J
Singapore 189556
51 Cuppage Road
Singapore 229469

Get the Help You Need to Excel

Effective 1 January 2019, the CIA exam will be revised to keep up with the current global practice of internal auditing. The updated exam aligns better with The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing, and aims to refocus Part Three’s content on core skills.

In line with the changes, IIA Singapore has launched a new CIA exam preparation course. Comprising the individual parts, the workshops, printed materials and online resources, they are designed to provide an all-round perspective to bring out the best in you.

Take advantage of our customised CIA exam preparation packages now to enjoy special prices for the Bundle and à la carte deals, which include The IIA’s CIA Learning System Version 6.0. 

For more information, please contact us at certification@iia.org.sg or 6324 9029.

CIA Exam Prep Course (Two Day Seminar):

CIA Exam Part 1 13-14 Dec 2019
CIA Exam Part 2 02 & 09 Nov 2019
CIA Exam Part 3 22-23 Aug 2019




CIA Exam Preparation Resources

Limited copies of the CIA Exam Practice Questions books are available for loan to members. Members can reserve and collect the books either by contacting us at secretariat@iia.org.sg or 6324 9029.