CFSA Eligibility Requirement

By applying to become a CFSA candidate, an individual agrees to accept all conditions of the program including eligibility, exam confidentiality, ethics, and continuing professional education requirements, along with other conditions enacted by The IIA's Professional Certification Board (PCB). 

Requirements

A CFSA candidate must meet the following eligibility requirements. 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

A CFSA candidate must have a post-secondary (four-year) degree or educational equivalent. Two years of post-secondary schooling with an accredited organization plus three years of financial services experience may be substituted for a bachelor's degree. For further details, please refer to the Certification Candidate Handbook.

Character Reference

CFSA 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.

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Work Experience

A CFSA candidate must obtain two years of auditing experience in a financial services environment. 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.

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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 CFSA certification exam is a non-disclosed exam. Candidates in the CFSA program agree to keep the contents of the 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 may result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.

Code of Ethics

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

Continuing Professional Education (CPE)

Upon certification, CFSAs are required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments in the financial services auditing environment by satisfying CPE requirements.

IIA Membership

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