CIA Syllabi & Exams ‒ Updated, Aligned, Focused
To assist our Certified Internal Auditor® candidates, this page was created to provide answers to common questions candidates may have related to the syllabi and exam updates starting in 2025.
What is changing?
How have the CIA exam syllabi changed?
The topic areas on each CIA exam syllabus will be updated to:
- Bring the exams up to date with the current global practice of internal auditing.
- Create greater alignment between the CIA syllabi and the new The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.
- Minimize duplication and overlap among the three exam parts.
- Clarify the knowledge, skills, and abilities that exam candidates must possess in order to pass the exam.
The new syllabi will be published no later than May 2024.