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(CIA) Certified Internal Auditor

(CIA) Certified Internal Auditor

Description

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation from the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is a globally recognized certification for professionals working in the field of internal auditing. The aim of the CIA designation is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in the practice of internal auditing and related fields.

Department

Continuing Education Department

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

FOR CERTIFICATE LEVEL ENTRY

  • High School Diploma, Associate Degree, GCE, A-Level or their equivalent
  • Experience can be in any of the following: Internal Audit, Quality Assurance, Risk Management, Audit/Assessment/Disciplines, Compliance, External Audit, Internal Control

 

ASSESSMENT

Computerized objective test and computerized integrated case studies

EXAMINING AUTHORITIES

the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).


The CIA Examination:
Pathway 1: Regular Candidates for the CIA certification must complete the following three examination parts:

  • Part 1 – Essentials of Internal Auditing (2.5 hours – 125 questions)
  • Part 2 – Practice of Internal Auditing (2 hours – 100 multiple-choice)
  • Part 3 – Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing (2 hours – 100 multiple-choice).

Pathway 2: Challenge Examination

Applicable only to active CPA or CA holders from one of the qualified professional accounting bodies.
OMR 250* for 40-hour CIA Challenge Examination Preparation Course.

Entry and Exit Requirements.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

EXIT REQUIREMENTS

EDUCATION

VALID GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID

EXPERIENCE

 

3 EXAMS

EXPERIENCE

Master's Degree (or equivalent)

X

Exit Requirement

X

1 year IA experience or equivalent**

Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent)

X

Exit Requirement

X

2 years IA experience or equivalent**

Active Internal Audit Practitioner designation holder

X

Exit Requirement

X

5 years IA experience or equivalent**

Experience*

X

5 years IA experience or equivalent**

X

WHY TO STUDY CIA at CBFS:

CBFS unites a dedicated team of faculty with rich relevant academic (PhD, M.Phil and MBA. M.Com., M.A.) and professional qualifications (from CIMA(UK), CISI(UK) and ICAI(India), CII (UK), LOMA (US), LLB, ACCA(UK)) supported by relevant industry experience.

The training system at CBFS is designed especially for students with English as a second language. CBFS CIMA program is designed to meet the needs of those aiming for a career in accountancy. The courses would enable the students to meet the challenges of the CIMA examinations successfully and at the same time enhance their knowledge, skills and professional competence.

Your employees will progress through the CIMA Professional Qualification. Those who obtain the qualification, and meet the professional experience criteria, will become a Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) designation holder.

The CGMA designation complements the US CPA credential. US CPAs can obtain the designation by meeting management accounting experience requirements, in addition to the exam and experience requirements of earning the US CPA credential.

Both pathways are supported by product and service portfolios that ensure your people are equipped to navigate business challenges. The AICPA and CIMA support and encourage sustainable business growth and outstanding performance with both instructor-led and online learning experiences, in-depth research, tools and techniques. In addition, employer accreditation programmes are offered to help you support your staff while they obtain the skills that will drive your business growth.

CBFS CONTACT PERSON
  • Dr. Ahmed Al Abdali – Director, Continuing Education Department
    e-mail: Ahmeda@cbfs.edu.om
    Tel: 22059825
  • Sujata Suresh Venkatachari
    Continuing Education Department
    Tel: 22059844
    e-mail: sujata.s@cbfs.edu.om
  • Mr. Ahmed Al Raisi – coordinator, Continuing Education Department
    e-mail: Ahmedm@cbfs.edu.om
    Tel: 22059826
  • Mr Ahmed Masoud Al Wardi Admin Assistant Continuing Education Department
    e-mail: Ahmedw@cbfs.edu.om
    Tel: 22059827