The Professional Certifications Board (PCB) has approved several changes to The IIA’s certification programs that will be effective with the launch of the new certification candidate management system (CCMS), currently scheduled in Q2-2019.


2019 Policy Changes for IIA Global Certifications


1.     Program Eligibility Window Change – CIA ONLY

To align with the three-part CIA exam, the CIA program eligibility window has been adjusted from 4 years to 3 years. This reflects the amount of time typically required to complete the certification process.


Candidates who are already approved into the program prior to the launch of the new CCMS will maintain a 4-year program window. Candidates approved into the program after the new CCMS launches will have 3 years to complete the program. Candidates can still request a one-year extension. Click here for a list of scenarios for in-process candidates.


2.     Exam Retake Window Shortened – ALL CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

To enable in-process candidates for all certifications and qualifications to complete the certification process more quickly, the waiting period to retake an exam will be shortened from 90 to 60 days. As long as it is still within the program eligibility window, in-process candidates can retake the exam after waiting 60 days.


3.     Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP) Experience Requirement

Since the Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP) designation is intended for individuals new to internal auditing, eligibility requirements for IAP candidates will no longer include six months of internal auditing or equivalent experience. Please visit the IAP program webpage for more information.


Three weeks prior to the launch of the new CCMS, we plan to announce the certification policy changes to in-process candidates by email in English only. Prior to deployment, you will receive a sample communication to reinforce or translate the message. A list of impacted candidates can be downloaded from the Certification Reporting webpage. Otherwise, rest assured we will do our due diligence to ensure anyone impacted receives proper notification.


We encourage you to click here to review a previous communication to help your Affiliate prepare for the launch of the new CCMS. If you have any questions about the certification policy changes or other related certification topics, please contact Greg van Choyke, Director of Certification Administration and Communication, by email at Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser..