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CIA Exam FAQs
When is the CIA Exam Offered?
is offered on demand year-round. Candidates must schedule their exam within 180 days of registering for the exam.
Do I need to the take the CIA Exam parts in order?
No. You may take them in any order.
Where can I take the CIA Exam?
The CIA Examination is offered at Pearson VUE testing centers. Most Pearson VUE test centers are open five or six days a week and offer daily time slots for the exam. To schedule the exam online, go to www.pearsonvue.com/iia.
When are CIA exam scores released?
Unofficial results are available immediately after the exam is completed. Official results can be found on the IIA website after 1-2 days.
How is the CIA Exam scored?
Each CIA Exam Section is graded on a scaled score of 25-750, with a score of 600 being required to pass. Objective questions are mechanically graded and must be answered correctly to receive credit. Comments and/or calculations pertaining to an answer are not considered.
How much does the CIA Exam cost?
Exam costs depend on IIA Membership as well as student status:
- IIA Members pay a membership fee of $250, an application fee of $115, and exam registration fees of $280 (for part 1) and $230 (for parts 2 and 3, individually), totaling $1105.
- Non IAA members pay an application fee of $230 and exam registration fees of $395 (for part 1) and $345 (parts 2 and 3, individually), totaling $1315.
- Students pay an IIA membership fee of $40, an application fee of $65, and exam registration fees of $230 (for part 1) and $180 (for parts 2 and 3, individually), totaling $695.
Do CIAs have continuing education requirements?
Yes. Individuals who are practicing (actively performing internal audit or related activities) are required to complete 40 hours of continuing education per year. Non-practicing individuals (not actively performing internal audit or related activities) are required to complete 20 hours of continuing education per year. For a full list of details, refer to the Institute of Internal Auditors’ Administrative Directive No. 4.