CIA | The Certified Internal Auditor

The Certified Internal Auditor® is the only globally recognized certification for internal auditors.

The CIA® designation has been offered by The Institute of Internal Auditors since 1974. Over 185,000 internal auditors from more than 150 countries have been awarded with the CIA® title.

About the IIA

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) was founded in 1941 in the United States and currently it is the internal audit profession's leader in standards, certification, education, research and technical guidance throightout the word. The IIA accounts more than 235,000 members.

Training platform

Who is it for?

The CIA is a valuable certification for candidates building career in the following professional areas:

  • Internal Audit
  • Quality Assurance
  • Risk Management
  • Audit / Assessment / Disciplines
  • Compliance
  • External Audit
  • Internal Control


The CIA exams

In order to become certified, candidates must pass all three exams
(Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing

125 questions / 150 minutes
Key topics:

  • Foundation of internal auditing – 15%
  • Independence and objectivity – 15%
  • Proficiency and due professional care – 18%
  • Quality assurance and improvement programs – 7%
  • Governance, risk management, and control – 35%
  • Fraud risk – 10%
Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing 

100 questions / 120 minutes
Key topics:

  • Managing the internal audit activity – 20%
  • Planning the engagement – 20%
  • Performing the engagement – 40%
  • Communicating engagement results and monitoring progress – 20%
Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

100 questions / 120 minutes
Key topics:

  • Business acumen – 35%
  • Information security – 25%
  • Information technology – 20%
  • Financial management – 20%

All exams are computer-based. You can take the exam at a test center or from home. 

Candidates should pre-register for the exam by themselves through IIA’s online Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS). They can choose a convenient date and take the computer based multiple-choice exams in English (14 languages, including Polish) in the selected testing center. PwC support candidates in the exam preparation, however exam registration and related fees should be managed individually.


Joseph Kassapis, CPA, CMA, CIA

Assurance expert with 20+ years of experience conducting forensic audits/investigations and collaborating with lawyers and prosecutors in a variety of legal cases. Previously he worked as a CFO and Finance Director in industry. Since 2001 Joseph has run preparatory courses for CPA, CMA, CFA and CIA exams. He is a global expert in teaching for multiple choice question (MCQ) examinations. His current focus is on CIA – thousands of hours, from Baltics and Russia to Balkans and Middle East. Joseph is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).

Additional information

Courses include

PwC’s Academy provides two courses that include:

  • CIA 1-2 exam techniques crash course prepare students for CIA exam 1 and 2, focusing on IIA standards and internal audit operation.
  • CIA 3 exam techniques crash course prepare students for CIA exam 3, exploring internal audit related topics, such as finance, accounting and economics basics. ONLINE VIDEO VERSION SELF-PACED.

Courses can be taken separately. English multiple choice question lists/collections support and help students in preparation. After the course we follow up our students with regular information on exam tips.

Study materials*:

  • question bank of multiple choice questions (pdf)
  • tutor’s notes and exam tips
  • The International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • The IIA’s Code of Ethics

* We support our course with exam text book and other supplements from the trainer, however we do not provide study text book.

We expect students with an internal audit background and heavy self-study at home. It is recommended to take the exam within 2 weeks of completing the course.


Language: English
Format: Live/Online

Schedule and price

Part 1 and Part 2
Date: 13-16 and 28-29 May 2024 (6 days)
Duration: 48 hours (every day from 9:00 to 16:30 CET)
Price: 5 700 PLN + 23% VAT / 1 300 EUR + 23% VAT*

Part 3
ONLINE VIDEO VERSION SELF-PACED (You can buy it any time)
Price: 4 400 PLN + 23% VAT / 1 000 EUR + 23% VAT*

*Price does not include any fees (application fee, exam fee, annual subscription).


                                    Aplication and exam fee:

                                      Member | Non member

Application 115 USD - 462 PLN | 230 USD - 925 PLN

Part 1 exam 295 USD - 1 200 PLN | 425 USD - 1 710 PLN 

Part 2 exam 265 USD - 1 100 PLN | 395 USD - 1 600 PLN

Part 3 exam 265 USD - 1 100 PLN | 395 USD - 1 600 PLN



Skontaktuj się z nami

Svitlana Zasukhina

Trener, Starszy Manager, MBA, CFA, ACMA/CGMA, CIA, PwC Polska

Tel.: +48 519 062 937

Angelika Łapat

Koordynator szkoleń, PwC Polska

Tel.: +48 519 507 854

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