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The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism.  Candidates complete the program enriched with educational experience, information, and business tools that can be applied immediately in organization and business environments. 

Why Choose NIU?

  • Prepare for the CIA exam with the new IIA CIA Learning System™ print and online study materials
  • Increase your chances of passing the CIA exam with our face-to-face review program
  • Focus on the critical areas of study with our award-winning faculty team
  • Gain a better understanding of content through instructor expertise in addition to the materials provided with the IIA CIA Learning System™
  • Network with NIU College of Business faculty and your peers
  • Access to instructors up until you take the CIA® exam.

Registration information available by clicking on the appropriate section

CIA Part 1: The Internal Audit Activity’s Role in Governance, Risk and Control
CIA Part 2: Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
CIA Part 3: Business Analysis and Information Technology
CIA Part 4: Business Management Skills


Who Should Attend?
Chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, risk managers, finance and accounting students and professionals seeking a better understanding of  internal auditing.

CIA® Exam Eligibility

Candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited college-level institution. Full-time undergraduate students in their senior year may sit for the exam. Professionals holding qualified certifications may receive professional recognition credit for Part IV of the CIA® exam. Educators may be eligible to have exam fees waived.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to confirm they meet the examination qualifications and eligibility requirements with Institute of Internal Auditors prior to enrolling in this course.  NIU Outreach is a provider of the IIA’s CIA Review Learning System® prep course but assumes no responsibility or authority for the eligibility, application and admission of candidates, examination processes and award of credentials.

About the CIA® Exam

The internal audit function is an effective assurance and consulting function designed to evaluate and improve effective risk management, control and governance processes. Internal auditors have obtained prominent status in most corporations and CPA firms. In addition, internal audit has proved to be an effective training ground for potential managers.

The Institute of Internal Auditors

Visit the Institute of Internal Auditors web site for more exam information.

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