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Certified Internal Auditors – CIA, IIA USA

cia, iia usa

Why a Career in Internal Audit

Internal Audit is a profession that is rising in prominence and importance in the midst of global regulatory changes and compliance challenges. It is a function that act as an “independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization’s operations.” Internal auditors add value by identifying, evaluating and improving on the organization’s risk management, internal controls and governance processes. Internal auditors can work across all sectors, public, private, and non-governmental organisations.

Pursuing a career in internal audit function brings incredible opportunities and benefits compare to other careers in business related fields. Here are the compelling reasons:

  • The demand is high in today’s hiring markets
  • You gain full understanding of the entire organization
  • Your work is visible to a broader audience including top management and the board of directors
  • You gain good analytical, communication and leadership skills
  • You are expose to unpredictable situations and new experiences

Become a Qualified Internal Auditor

It is simple to become a qualified internal auditor. What you need is the passion, foresight in making the right career decision, a good plan and hard work to progress in your internal audit career. The starting point is to have your bachelor degree or its equivalent and then you could select to start in public accounting before moving to internal audit or you could jump directly in the field with an entry-level internal audit position where you can lead to management position. In all, becoming certified helps you build a solid foundation and to progress fast in the profession.

Choose IIA - USA

IIA stands for the Institute of Internal Auditors, established in 1941 with more than 200,000 members worldwide. IIA is an international professional association with global headquarters in Lake Mary, Florida, USA. It is the internal audit profession’s global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. IIA offers many certification programs and amongst them is the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), which you could pursue.

Whether you are planning to start a career in audit or have been practicing internal audit for quite some time now, CIA certification is something that a person aiming for rewarding and exciting career growth in audit need to thoughtfully consider.

CIA Facts

Founded in 1969, CIA

Leverages the expertise of
professionals in 188 countries,
Has more than
chapters worldwide
CISA certification holders since 1978,
Has accredited CIA
with an ISO certification


The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is a credible and proficient internal audit certification, which is globally recognized and respected. With CIA, you gain the right skills, knowledge and competencies to deliver any internal audit assignment competently anywhere in the world.

With CIA after your name, on your business card or LinkedIn profile, it is a confirmation that you are:

  • Committed to the internal auditing profession
  • A reliable and trustworthy internal auditor
  • A competent internal auditor who is abreast with the International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing
  • A competent professional who is knowledgeable in organizational governance, controls and risk management processes
  • Unique from your peers in creating and delivery value.


The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) founded in 1941 with more than 200,000 members, 160,000 CIAs in 170+ countries globally.

Experienced and Passionate Trainers

The Yaoundé International Business School has the best and qualified CIA training team who are passionate in providing lectures and supporting the students throughout their CIA qualification.


Why Studying CIA at YIBS

Selecting to study CIA at the Yaoundé International Business School (YIBS) Cameroon, is the best decision a smart and aspiring internal audit professional will take. Below are some of the reasons to study CIA with us:

Affordable Tuition

YIBS is conscious of its environment and the financial situation of its stakeholders; hence, we offer quality CIA training at affordable cost. We encourage our students to take this advantage to own a recognized qualification at a moderate cost. Further details about our fees (Link)


Convenient Learning Environment

Our classroom are comfortable with well-equipped library where students have full access to available facilities. At YIBS, students have full access to internet 24/7 to carry out further research and to browse during leisure hours.



Training Since 2011

The Yaoundé International Business School has a long standing and verifiable experience in teaching the CIA qualification since 2011. YIBS is one of the leaders in Cameroon that provides CIA tuition and supporting the students to become qualified Auditors.

Live Online Classes

We provide live online classes when students are unable to reach us and this makes studies flexible and enjoyable. Students who cannot attend the live lectures can participate by listening to recorded lectures online and downloading the notes.


Capacity Building

YIBS provides incredible capacity development services to students at little or no cost. We provide regular training seminars and orientation sessions to our students to develop and enhance their soft skills. With the relevant softs kills, our students are ready to overcome the challenges in the job market after completing their CIA.



CIA Exam Syllabus

Part 1 – Essentials of Internal Auditing (125 questions, 2.5 hours)

  • The IIA’s International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • Foundation of internal auditing
  • Independence and objectivity
  • Proficiency and due professional care
  • Quality assurance and improvement programs
  • Governance, risk management, and control
  • Fraud risk.

Part 2 – Practice of Internal Auditing (100 questions, 2.0 hours)

  • Managing the internal audit activity,
  • Planning the engagement,
  • Performing the engagement,
  • Communicating engagement results and monitoring progress.

Part 3 – Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing (100 questions, 2.0 hours)

  • Business acumen,
  • Information security,
  • Information technology,
  • Financial management.
Course Duration
Career Opportunities
Admission Requirements
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Duration of Program

Average Duration: 12 – 18 months


  • Audit Specialist

  •  Risk Assessment Specialist

  • Lead Internal Auditor

  • Financial AnalystInternal Controls Auditor

  • Information Systems Auditor

  • Internal Audit Supervisor

  • Internal Audit Manager

  • Chief Audit Executive

Target Audiance

Admission Requirements

CIA provides flexible minimum entry requirements. 


Contact YIBS Or visit IIA website: https://global.theiia.org/

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