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Certified Internal Auditor

The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism. Candidates complete the program enriched with educational experience, information, and business tools that can be applied immediately in organization and business environments.


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Call Donna Mann at 815-732-6249 or Barbara Coulter at 815-753-0771. Monday – Friday between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. (CST) for live assistance.

NIU and Mount Royal University Continuing Education partner to offer the IIA’s CIA Review Learning System Online.

Now busy and traveling internal auditors from the United States and Canada have the opportunity to prepare to sit for the Certified Internal Auditor Exam anytime, anywhere.

The Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) is the standard by which internal audit professionals demonstrate their knowledge and competence in the areas of governance, risk and control. Offered through a partnership between Northern Illinois University, Mount Royal University and The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), this comprehensive four-part CIA review program teaches the entire CIA exam syllabus and is based on The IIA’s CIA Learning System™, a premier-quality professional development and exam preparation program.

In this 100% online review course the CIA Review Learning System print and online materials are combined with practical examples from NIU’s College of Business faculty to provide a well-rounded learning experience. Upon completion of the program, candidates are not only ready to take the exam, but apply newfound knowledge into their day-to-day routine.

Northern Illinois University is proud to be one of the three university partners selected by the IIA to deliver online CIA Exam Review courses and to be Mount Royal's partner of choice for this new delivery format. 

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA®) Exam Review

The internal audit function is an effective assurance and consulting function designed to evaluate and improve effective risk management, control and governance processes. Internal auditors have obtained prominent status in most corporations and CPA firms. In addition, internal audit has proved to be an effective training ground for potential managers.NIU is proud to be one of three universities selected by the IIA to deliver online CIA Exam Review courses.

Who Should Attend?

Chief audit executives, audit managers, audit staff, risk managers, finance and accounting students and professionals seeking a better understanding of internal auditing.

Features of NIU's CIA Review Online Courses

  • Part 1 and 2 courses are offered over a dedicated 6 week window. The Part 3 course is offered as a 12 week course.
  • Curriculum includes the IIA's CIA Review Learning System print and online study resources as well as supplemental instructor examples
  • Customized audio narrated slideshows for each topic of instruction complete with practical examples provided by NIU Outreach practitioner Instructors
  • Online practice exams and resources
  • Test taking tips
  • Course syllabus with recommended program of study
  • Registration fee includes all study materials mentioned above
  • Access to the CIA credentialed Course Instructor via email or by phone for individual questions.
  • NIU Certificate of Completion and award of CPEs credit for candidates fulfilling course requirements

Instructor

Jay Mages CPA, CIA, MBA
Jay is a Partner with R&M Consulting LLC based in Chicago, IL. and assumes leadership and management for all internal audit projects including: quality assurance review, Sarbanes-Oxley testing, development of comprehensive internal audit manuals and project management for a variety of large corporations. His background includes more than twenty years experience in the Internal Audit profession. Jay holds a BS in Business from Indiana University and a MBA with Distinction from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
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CIA Exam Review Part 1: Internal Audit Basics

Internal Audit Basics includes topics relative to: IIA Mandatory Guidance; Internal Control and Risk; Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement.

DatesLocationPriceEvent NumberRegister Online
2/15-4/1/2014 Online $825 - Standard
$800 - IIA Member
#13192 Select

Register at least two weeks prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.
A shipping fee if applicable will be assessed upon registration.

Registration fees include IIA CIA Review Learning System hard-copy materials and online study aids.

Shipping Fee $50

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CIA Exam Review Part 2: Internal Audit Practice

Internal Audit Practice includes topics relative to: Managing the Internal Audit Function; Managing Individual Engagements; Fraud Risks and Controls.

DatesLocationPriceEvent NumberRegister Online
4/15-
6/1/2014
Online $825 - Standard
$800 - IIA Member
#13193 Select

Register at least two weeks prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.
A shipping fee if applicable will be assessed upon registration.

Registration fees include IIA CIA Review Learning System hard-copy materials and online study aids.

Shipping Fee $50

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CIA Exam Review Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements Technology

Internal Audit Knowledge Elements includes topics relative to: Governance; Risk Management; Organizational Structure and Business Processes; Communication; Leadership; IT/Business Continuity; Financial Management; Global Business Environment.

DatesLocationPriceEvent NumberRegister Online
6/15 - 8/31/2014 Online $995 - Standard
$970 - IIA Member
#13194 Select

Register at least two weeks prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.
A shipping fee if applicable will be assessed upon registration.

Registration fees include IIA CIA Review Learning System hard-copy materials and online study aids.

Shipping Fee $50

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Complete Series Package

DatesLocationPriceEvent NumberRegister Online
2/15 - 8/31/2014 Online $2,570 - Standard
$2,495 - IIA Member
#13191 Select

Register at least two weeks prior to start of course date to avoid $100 late registration charge.
A shipping fee if applicable will be assessed upon registration.

Registration fees include IIA CIA Review Learning System hard-copy materials and online study aids.

Complete Series Package Only - 25 percent due at time of registration. Outstanding balance to be charged to credit card on file 21 days prior to class start. Students may make payments at anytime prior to final due date by contacting NIU Outreach at 800-345-9472.

Shipping Fee $75

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Payment Information

Registrants paying by check should fill out and send in the Mail/Fax Registration Form.

Credit card charges will appear as NIU Outreach.


Admission and Eligibility of CIA Exam Candidates

CIA candidates must hold a bachelor’s degree (or higher degree) or its educational equivalent from an accredited college-level institution. Applicants must meet the education requirement before their CIA application can be approved and before they can register and sit for any CIA exam parts. Full-time undergraduate students in their senior year may sit for the exam. Any questions about candidate eligibility should be directed to the Institute of Internal Auditors www.theiia.org. Educators may be eligible to have exam fees waived.

It is the candidate’s responsibility to confirm they meet the examination qualifications and eligibility requirements with Institute of Internal Auditors (www.theiia.org) prior to enrolling in this course. NIU Outreach is a provider of the IIA’s CIA Review Learning System® prep course but assumes no responsibility or authority for the eligibility, application and admission of candidates, examination processes and award of credentials.

Visit the Institute of Internal Auditors website or download a PDF of the CIA Candidate Handbook for more information.

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Online Course Requirements

Course requirements for award of a certificate of completion and 20 hours of continuing professional education credit for Parts 1-2 and 40 hours of continuing professional education credit for Part 3 are as follows: Review of all audio-narrated PowerPoint presentations (online); completion of all www.learnCIA.com practice exams with a score of 80% or better; completion of the online post-course examination (within 1 week of course end) with a score of 80% or better.

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The Illinois Veterans Grant and the Illinois National Guard Grant programs cover tuition and certain fees for eligible students. Charges for non-credit programs offered by NIU-Outreach are not based on university-wide tuition and fee calculations determined by the university and approved by its governing board. The Illinois Veterans Grant and Illinois National Guard Grant do not cover these charges.