Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)

The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate 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 organization’s success. Candidates leave the program enriched with educational experience, applicable knowledge, and business tools that can deliver a positive impact in any organization or business environment.

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-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.

To take the CIA exam, membership of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is required.


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Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®)


The CCSA exam tests your understanding of important CSA fundamentals, processes, and related topics such as risk, controls, and business objectives.

The CCSA 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.

To take the CCSA exam, membership of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is required.







Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®)


The Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA® ) is one of The IIA's specialty certifications that measures an individual's knowledge of, and proficiency in, audit principles and practices within the banking, insurance, and securities financial services industries.

The CFSA 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.

To take the CFSA exam, membership of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is required.








Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®)


The CGAP certification program is designed especially for auditors working in the public sector at all levels — federal/national, state/provincial, local, quasi-governmental, or crown authority — and is an excellent professional credential that prepares you for the many challenges you face in this demanding arena.

The CGAP 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.

To take the CGAP exam, membership of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is required.







Certification In Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)


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 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.

 

To take the CRMA exam, membership of The Institute of Internal Auditors Singapore is required. To be eligible for the exam, the CIA exam Part 1 and a combination of education, experience, and character reference will be required for all candidates.

The cost for the CRMA core exam is S$786. This is made up of a S$203 one-time application fee and S$583 exam fee.

The CRMA computer-based testing exam begins 1 Oct 2013. Download the CRMA FAQ here.




 

Important Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Changes

CPE is facilitated through a self-certification process with the completion and reporting of required CPE hours on an annual basis.

From 2013, annual CPE reporting fees will be implemented for all IIA-certified professionals. 

With effect from 2013, IIA-certified professionals are required to pay the following annual CPE reporting fee by 1 December of each calendar year:

Certification    S$
CIA       55 inclusive of GST      
CCSA/CFSA/CGAP/CRMA 25 inclusive of GST

IIA-certified professionals are required to report CPE by 1 December to secretariat@iia.org.sg and those who fail to meet their CPE requirements by that deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and will not be able to use their designation*.  

If you are not a member of the IIA, an additional annual processing fee of $268 inclusive of GST will be levied.

New CIAs are awarded 80 CPE hours; new CCSAs, CGAPs, CFSAs and CRMAs are awarded 40 CPE hours. Half of the awarded CPE hours (40 or 20) are for the year in which the exam is passed, and the remaining hours are applicable for the subsequent year**.

As an IIA certified professional, you are responsible for ensuring that the CPE information in your report is accurate. If you need more information on how to obtain CPE hours, visit this link

Notes
*Inactive IIA-certified professionals who wish to reinstate their certified status will need to pay a reinstatement fee of S$166 inclusive of GST (IIA members) and S$375 inclusive of GST (Non-members).

**Individuals that were recently certified do not report CPE the year they earn their designation, or the following year. For example: 


For example, a candidate earns a CIA designation on 1 July 2012  
2012    The candidate receives 40 hours of CPE for the year the designation is earned    
2013 The candidate receives 40 hours of CPE for the year after the designation is earned
2014 The candidate is required to report CPE

***Please note that IIAS reserves the right to make changes to these fees at any point in time.

Click on the respective CPE form and worksheet to file your CPE report:

CIA CPE Report 2013

CIA CPE Worksheet 2013

CRMA CPE Report 2013

CRMA CPE Worksheet 2013

CGAP CPE Report 2013

CGAP CPE Worksheet 2013

CFSA CPE Report 2013

CFSA CPE Worksheet 2013

CCSA CPE Report 2013

CCSA CPE Report 2013

Please call IIAS Secretariat at 6324 9029 or e-mail secretariat@iia.org.sg for further assistance.



2012 Changes in IIA Certification Exam Seat Time

In order to streamline the CIA exam process for candidates and to avoid an impending price increase in the delivery of exams by our vendor, Global IIA is reducing the number of un-scored questions on the CIA exam and specialty exams.

For each CIA part, the number of questions will be reduced from 100 to 90, of which 80 will continue to be scored. In addition, the time allowed for the exam will be reduced from 2 hours 45 minutes to 2 hours 25 minutes. An additional 5 minutes will be allowed for the survey at the end of the exam.

For each specialty exam, the number of questions will be reduced from 125 to 115 (of which 100 will continue to be scored), and the time allowed for the exam will be reduced from 3 hours 15 minutes to 2 hours 55 minutes with an additional 5 minutes allowed for the survey.

IMPORTANT: The reduction in the number of un-scored questions does NOT impact the passing score as the number of scored questions required to pass remains the same.

In order to facilitate this reduction, the exam tutorial, which was previously only available to candidates once they had arrived at the test center and been admitted, will now be available on our website.

Please click here for more information on the CBT Exam Tutorial.

Please click here to launch the CBT Exam Tutorial.





Important Information Regarding Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

Effective January 1, 2012, changes to the reporting period, CPE requirements, and the reporting process will be implemented. The following table summarizes these changes:
Item Effective Jan. 1, 2012

Reporting Period Reporting will now be done annually for all certified individuals. All candidates will be required to report every year versus every other year.

Reporting Date The reporting date is changing from May 31 to Dec. 31.

Number of Hours Required for CIA · 40 hours per year (if practicing)
· 20 hours per year (if non-practicing)
· 0 hours per year (if retired)

Number of CPE Hours Required for CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA · 20 hours per year (if practicing)
· 10 hours per year (if non-practicing)
· 0 hours per year (if retired)

Specialty Certification CPE Requirements 25 percent of CPE hours earned must be in the specialty area of expertise.

Required Attestations at Time of CPE Reporting Submission · To practice in accordance with The IIA’s International
· Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
· To abide by The IIA’s Code of Ethics
· To not bring The IIA into disrepute
· Confirming no criminal convictions since last reporting period

Failure to Report CPE Certification status will be changed to INACTIVE. Designation can no longer be used until status is reinstated to CERTIFIED.

Reinstatement Policy If INACTIVE greater than 12 months, the candidate will need to report 80 hours of CPE and pay a reinstatement fee of US $100 (member) or US $250 (nonmember).

Please click here for more details on the CPE reporting requirements.

Please click here for the FAQ.




Certification Rescheduling Fee


Effective 20 June 2011, The IIA will begin enforcing a USD $50 fee for rescheduling or cancelling an appointment for exam with Pearson Vue. Anytime a candidate cancels or reschedules an appointment they will be required to pay a USD $50 fee. The fee will be taken by credit card when the candidate logs into the Pearson Vue website to reschedule their exam. Cancellations / reschedules cannot be made if it is within 48 hours of the exam appointment.



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CCSA

CCSA Exam Application Form

 

CCSA Character Reference Form

 

CCSA Work Experience Verification Form

 

CCSA Validation of Facilitation Experience Form

 

CCSA Validation of Facilitation Training Form

 

CFSA

CFSA Exam Application Form

 

CFSA Character Reference Form

 

CFSA Work Experience Verification Form

 

CGAP

CGAP Exam Application Form

 

CGAP Character Reference Form

 

CGAP Work Experience Verification Form

 

CRMA

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CRMA Character Reference Form

 

CRMA Work Experience Verification Form
 
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