Certified Internal Auditor of Pakistan (CIAP) Eligibility Requirements
Candidates in the CIA program agree to accept the conditions of the program, including eligibility requirements, exam confidentiality,
Code of Ethics, and Continuing Professional Education (CPE), along with other conditions enacted by The CIAP’s Professional Certification Board (PCB).
CIA candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements for education, character, and work experience.
CIA candidates must hold a 4-year post-secondary degree (or higher) or its educational equivalent from an accredited university. For further details, please refer to the Certification Candidate Handbook. Please note that The CIAP will not accept any amount of experience to substitute for missing education requirements.
Copy of your degree or official transcripts (If your name has changed since you earned your degree, you must also include your legal name change document.
CIA candidates must obtain a minimum of 24 months of internal auditing experience or its equivalent. A Master’s degree can substitute for 12 of the required 24 months. Please refer to the Certification Candidate Handbook for more details. A completed Experience Verification Form is required. Candidates may apply to the program and sit for the exam prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement, but will not be certified until all program requirements have been met.
The certification program’s eligibility requires candidates to complete the program certification process within four years of application approval. If a candidate has not completed the certification process within four years, all fees and exam parts will be forfeited.
The CIA exam is a non-disclosed examination. Candidates in the program agree to keep the contents of the exam confidential and therefore may not discuss the specific exam content with anyone except The CIAP’s Certification Department. Unauthorized disclosure of exam material will be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics and could result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.
Code of Ethics
CIA candidates agree to abide by the Code of Ethics established by The CIAP.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE)
Upon certification, CIAs are required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments by satisfying CPE requirements.
In most cases, you do not have to be a member of The CIAP to take the CIA exam or become a CIA, but we encourage you to consider its advantages. There are some countries, however, that do require candidates to be CIAP members to take the CIA exam.
CIAP members receive discounts on CIA review materials and courses and have access to the latest exam preparation resources, networking opportunities, and current CIA news and information. In addition, CPE reporting for CIAs who are CIAP members is free.