Certification in Risk Management Assurance

Be a Key Advisor to the Audit Committee and Executive Management for Risk Management

Job analysis and stakeholder surveys have indicated a key element to unlocking internal audit’s full potential can be found in a professional’s ability to provide advice and assurance on risk management to audit committees and executive management. In response, The IIA developed the CRMA designation.

The standard CRMA Core Exam will be a 100-question, multiple-choice exam, with a seat time of two hours. These exams will be instantly scored like all of the other IIA exams, and will be administered at Pearson VUE testing centers around the world. All CRMA eligibility requirements will apply.

The CRMA: Your Key to Career Success

The CRMA is designed for internal auditors and risk management professionals with responsibility for and experience in providing risk assurance, governance processes, quality assurance, or control self-assessment (CSA). It demonstrates an individual’s ability to evaluate the dynamic components that comprise an organization’s governance and enterprise risk management program and provide advice and assurance around these issues.

The CRMA is one more mark of professional distinction for internal audit practitioners. Earning the CRMA will assist you in demonstrating your ability to:

  • Provide assurance on core business processes in risk management and governance.
  • Educate management and the audit committee on risk and risk management concepts.
  • Focus on strategic organizational risks.
  • Add value for your organization.

" As a member of The IIA (Singapore Chapter), I am able to gain access to valuable insights to trends in internal auditiing, corporate governance and risk management. The IIA's CRMA designation provides an avenue for internal audit professionals to establish their credibility and expertise in providing risk management assurance. Earning the CRMA designation marks the ability to be a valuable advisor to management and Board of Directors, in areas of recognised risk management and risk management assurance frameworks." 

Chan Min Li, CIA, CRMA 
2013 CRMA Highest Achievement Award Winner
Manager, Accounting Firm

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 1st 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 NRIC or Passport.
  3. Visit the Forms 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 Singapore within three business days for our processing:
      i) Printout from CCMS on Program Status
     ii) CRMA Character Reference Form
    iii) Work Experience Verification Form
    iv) Proof of identification
     v) Proof of education
    For item i), ii), iv) and v) are mandatory. For item iii), candidate can submit this form at a later date within the 4-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 "Authorization to Test". However, you should wait for 48 hours after receiving your "Authorization 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 "Authorization to Test" will allow you to schedule and sit for your test within the authorization period of 180 days (approximately 6 months) only.
  7. For exisiting candidate, you may proceed to register your exam directly through the CCMS. Upon receipt of your "Authorization 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 
+65 6324 9027 or for queries.

Computer-based Testing

The CRMA 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-authorized 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-authorized Pearson VUE testing centres are located at:



NTUC Trade Union House
73 Bras Basah Road
#03-01 Room 3J
Singapore 189556
51 Cuppage Road
Singapore 229469

CRMA Exam Preparation Resources

The IIA Research Foundation CRMA Exam Study Guide and the CRMA Exam Practice Questions books are available for loan to members. Members can reserve and collect the books either by phone call at 6324 9029 or email to


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