Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. The IIA’s Audit Executive Centre provides chief audit executives relevant and timely thought leadership and connections to peers for benchmarking and sharing best practices. And resources such as IIA Quality Services make the Institute an indispensable partner to you and your organization.
The CIA which stands for the Certified Internal Auditor,is the only globally accepted designation for internal auditors and the standard by which individuals demonstrate their professionalism in internal auditing. Moreover, earning the CIA designation is more than just proof of what you know and what you’ve achieved — it’s the best way for auditing professionals to communicate to the world that they are prepared to meet today’s challenges.
Earning the CIA designation is a valuable accomplishment and a professional advantage for auditors at all stages of their careers, including chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, and risk management staff, as well as students enrolled in an accounting or other business or financial degree program.