Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)

Exam Preparation Program
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If you are interested in earning the most sought-after credential in the global internal auditing profession, you need the best exam preparation course available.ce_cia_iia_logo

The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the standard by which internal audit professionals demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the areas of governance, risk and control. Offered by Mount Royal in association with The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), this comprehensive three-part CIA review program teaches the entire CIA exam syllabus and is based on The IIA’s CIA Learning System™, a premier-quality professional development and exam preparation program.

Mount Royal is pleased to offer The Institute of Internal Auditors online CIA review courses in association with Northern Illinois University (NIU). Click here for more information.

CE_NIU_LogoYou can choose between a blended learning format with expert in-class instruction and self-paced online learning tools and resources, or an online format that includes audio podcasts and slideshows that allow you to prepare for the exam at your own pace while networking virtually with peers and your instructor. You also have the option to register for the specific exam preparation parts of your choice.

The CIA® Exam Preparation Program includes:

  • Expert instruction by IIA-approved instructors
  • Classroom environment that promotes interaction with your peers and the instructor, and also provides structure to keep you on track to meet your goals
  • Flexible online classes that allow you to prepare for the exam anytime, anywhere.

Comprehensive Print Materials

  • The IIA’s CIA Learning System™
  • Easy-to-understand print modules that correspond to the four parts of the CIA exam
  • Extensive content organized by sections so you can tailor your studies to meet your needs
  • Reference materials on key topics
  • Over 1,500 practice questions with 600 new questions
  • Free Bonus! Activity book that includes application exercises and slides - available exclusively to The IIA’s CIA Learning System™ classroom participants

Interactive Online Review, Testing and Resources

  • Pre-tests and post-tests that contain section-specific questions to reinforce concepts and develop a customized study plan
  • Immediate feedback for online test questions and correct answer rationales to provide an interactive learning experience
  • Final review tests encompassing all review questions for additional exam practice
  • e-Flashcards and glossary to review important terms
  • Mobile-optimized study tools
  • Resource Center to provide additional references

Who Should Take This Program
Earning the CIA designation is an important accomplishment and professional advantage for internal auditors, audit managers/directors, risk management staff, and other accounting and finance professionals at all stages of their careers. In addition, this program is of value to those who may be seeking continuing professional development and a broad overview of the internal auditing field. Internal audit has proven to be an effective training ground for potential managers. Participants leave the program enriched with educational experience, information and business tools that can be applied immediately in any organization or business environment.

About the CIA Exam and Exam Eligibility
The internal audit function is an effective assurance and consulting function designed to evaluate and improve effective risk management, control and governance processes. To earn the CIA designation, candidates must meet predefined criteria. Click here for more information on earning the CIA designation, eligibility requirements or registering for the exam.

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NOTE: Courses will be offered in an online format only
for the Spring 2014 semester.

Your Learning Choices

Note for Online Courses: Click here for more information and to register in the online courses. Register at least two weeks prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge. Materials for online courses will be shipped 7-10 days prior to class start.  US$50 (for individual Parts 1-3) or US$75 (Complete Series) shipping fee will apply.

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Online: Complete Series (Parts 1-3)
This intensive review covers Parts 1-3 of the new CIA  exam. Increase your knowledge and skills in the areas of internal control and risk management, internal audit engagement, fraud risk and controls, governance, IT/business continuity, organizational structure and business processes.

80 Hours
Offered in Fall 2014.
Registration opens Jun. 9, 2014

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 1 Online: Internal Audit Basics
Prepare for The IIA's new CIA Exam Part 1. Learn  the internal auditor’s role in IIA mandatory guidance; internal control and risk management; and tools and techniques for conducting the audit engagement.

20 HoursOffered in Fall 2014.
Registration opens Jun. 9, 2014.

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 2 Online: Internal Audit Practice
Prepare for the IIA’s new CIA Exam Part 2. Learn  the internal auditor's role in managing the internal audit function; individual engagements and outcomes, and fraud risks and controls. 

20 HoursIIA Member Fee: US$800+shipping
Non-member Fee: US$825+shipping
OnlineApr.15-Jun. 1 
To register in the Part 2 online course, click here

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 3 Online: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
Prepare for the IIA’s new CIA Exam Part 3. Topics include governance and business ethics; risk management; organizational structure and business processes; communication; management/leadership principles; IT/business continuity, financial management and global business environment.

40 HoursIIA Member Fee: US$970+shipping
Non-member Fee: US$995+shipping
OnlineJun. 15-Aug. 31 
To register in the Part 3 online course, click here

Note: Course fees for both formats include The IIA’s CIA Learning System™ print materials and interactive online review, testing and resources (for registration in separate exam preparation parts, only the corresponding learning system is included). Access to the Internet is required. CIA exam fees are not included.

Course content reflects the general body of knowledge tested by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) CIA examination. Although The IIA recommends using The IIA’s CIA Learning System course as a tool for study of the CIA body of knowledge, this course of study can in no way guarantee or ensure an individual’s success on The IIA CIA certification exams.

Mount Royal University and NIU Outreach are providers of the CIA Review Learning System Review courses but assume no responsibility or authority for the eligibility, application and admission of candidates, examination processes and awarding of credentials.

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IIA Membership
The Institute of Internal Auditors is the leading source for information and guidance on the internal audit profession. For internal audit practitioners and those impacted by the profession, membership in The IIA is a critical component of your overall strategy for career success. Membership gives you access to hundreds of valuable products and services, including:

  • Discounted member price for registration in Mount Royal’s CIA® Exam Preparation courses
  • Exclusive discounts on conferences, seminars, e-learning, IIA Bookstore products, and benchmarking services
  • Access to local benefits through IIA chapter and institute involvement

The annual Regular IIA Membership fee is US$215 (plus an application fee of US$25 due for year of admittance). Other membership categories are also available. Please visit their website for complete details.

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  Student Testimonials 

"The scope and tips from MRU sessions trumped my strategy in successfully completing the CIA designation."

John Hagan, Senior Officer, Audit & Evaluation

"Course materials are very organized."

Nancy Lu, Auditor, CIA® Exam Preparation Part 3 Student

"This course is a great refresher for the exam."

Tutran Quach, Auditor and CIA® Exam Preparation Part 3 Student

"If someone wants to prepare for CIA, I strongly recommend this CIA Preparation course."

Jeong Tae Park, Comprehensive CIA® Exam Preparation Student