Certified Internal Auditor

Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)

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The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review will be no longer offered through Mount Royal University as of the end of June 2015. Please be advised that students will still be able to take the courses directly through the NIU after this date. Students who enroll in classes before the end of June 2015 will be permitted to complete their course according to the course schedule.

If you are interested in earning the most sought-after credential in the global internal auditing CE Logo - CIA - IIAprofession, you need the best exam preparation course available.

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) and Northern Illinois University (NIU), this three-part online 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.

CE Logo - CIA - NIUIn this 100% online review course, the CIA Review Learning System print and online materials are combined with practical examples from NIU's College of Business faculty to provide a well-rounded learning experience. Upon completion of the program, candidates are not only ready to take to exam, but apply newfound knowledge into their day-to-day business environment.

Target Audience

  • Internal auditors and audit managers/directors seeking a recognized credential
  • Compliance officers, analysts and risk management staff
  • Specialists from related fields such as accounting, finance and information systems
  • Operational staff who are transitioning into internal audit
  • Those seeking continuing professional development and a broad overview of the internal auditing field

Career Possibilities

  • Internal Auditor
  • Audit Manager/Director
  • Risk Management
  • Compliance Officer/Analyst

The CIA® Exam Preparation Program includes:

  • Expert instruction by IIA-approved instructors
  • Flexible online classes that allow you to prepare for the exam anytime, anywhere
  • Comprehensive materials including mobile-optimized study resources
  • One- on-one Instructor access via email until you take the CIA exam
  • Practical test taking tips

According to The IIA's 2013 Internal Audit Compensation Study, internal auditors with one or more certifications earned 45% more than internal auditors with no certifications.

Increase your earning potential!

Your Learning Choices

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.  You have the option to register in the complete series or in the specific exam preparation parts of your choice.

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Online: Complete Series (Parts 1-3)    LAST TIME OFFERED
This intensive review covers Parts 1-3 of the 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 HoursIIA Member Fee: US$2,495 + shipping
Non-Member Fee: US$2,570 + shipping
OnlineMay 1-Nov. 15To register in the Part 1-3 online course, click here

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 1 Online: Internal Audit Basics LAST TIME OFFERED
Prepare for The IIA's 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 HoursIIA Member Fee: US$800 + shipping
Non-Member Fee: US$825 + shipping
OnlineMay 1-Jun. 15To register in the Part 1 online course, click here

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 2 Online: Internal Audit Practice LAST TIME OFFERED
Prepare for the IIA’s 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. Choose one:


20 HoursIIA Member Fee: US$800 + shipping
Non-Member Fee: US$825 + shipping
OnlineApr. 1-May 15To register in this Part 2 online course, click here
OnlineJul. 1-Aug. 15To register in this Part 2 online course, click here

IIA's Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)® Exam Review Part 3 Online: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements       LAST TIME OFFERED
Prepare for the IIA’s 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. 1-Aug. 15To register in the Part 3 online course, click here

Note: Course fees 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. The listed course hours indicate the estimated time to review the online learning units. Your actual time spent to complete may vary.

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.

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. Please visit the IIA's website for complete details.

Student Testimonials

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

Jeong Tae Park

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

John Hagan, Senior Officer, Audit & Evaluation 

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

Tutran Quach, Auditor

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403.440.6636 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

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