Certified Specialist in Internal Audit

An in-depth examination of the critical aspects of internal audits

This series of courses is designed to provide the professional the required understanding and insight into understanding, designing, managing and monitoring of internal audits. Internal audits are critical to all aspects of financial, operational and compliance processes and for businesses to succeed in today’s global economy, professionals must be able to quickly distinguish between everyday tasks and internal audit requirements.

The Institute of Internal Auditors credential of “Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)” is a recognized certification in today’s profession. The Illumeo credential of Certified Expert in Internal Audit provides a real-life and practical view of the role of the internal auditor in today’s business world. This certification puts “theory” into “reality.” It focuses on the actual practice of internal audit and addresses the professional’s day-to-day challenges faced in the role.

The curriculum goes into great depth to analyze the Institute of Internal Auditor Standards and outline important aspects that auditors must consider when attempting to comply with the standards as well as balance management expectations.

An internal auditor in today’s business world must have a deep understanding of a variety of methods, tools, guidance and techniques. We also discuss critical concepts of documentation and testing and how they are performed in today’s business world. In addition, the curriculum covers important aspects of building a solid foundation for the internal audit team as well as critical skills needed to appropriately manage the internal audit function. We also address the importance of open and transparent communication with the audit committee and senior management.

This credential will enhance the learner’s practical knowledge in the field of internal auditing. It goes beyond the theory that is outlined in other certifications. It provides real-world applications for what the internal auditor may be faced with as they work towards balancing the IIA Standards and management expectations. It will provide ultimate value either alone or as an enhancement to other certification credentials the learner has obtained.

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14 Courses

Completion Award

Certified Specialist in Internal Audit
Internal Auditor Certification


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Duration: 26.5 Hours

Requirements: Basic knowledge of internal audits

Method: Online, anytime, any device

Testing: Unlimited online attempts of exams at end of each course. Must pass each course with a score of 70% or better to receive certification. Tests are online and not proctored.


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There is an exam for every course and you must pass every one in order to receive your certification. You may re-study the content and re-take any exam until you pass it.

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