CIA Exam Registration 2022
Note: Candidates are not required to be IIA members to take the CIA Exams. However, membership in the IIA is encouraged and recommended because the overall cost of registering for the exams is lower if you are a member.
Click to open the IIA Membership page on The IIA website.
CCMS is The IIA’s CCMS system is used to register for CIA exams, upload required documents, and maintain your certification. You must first create a profile and submit the required information before proceeding to the “Complete a Form” section. Click on the CIA program in the “Complete a Form” section and follow the steps to complete your application process.
When applying for the CIA program, you must pay an application fee. As stated in Step 6, you should not register for the CIA program until 6-8 weeks before your first exam.
The IIA approves candidate’s applications for three years. If a candidate did not complete the certification process within three years, he or she loses any fees paid and any exams passed. There is also a one-time 12-month extension available for a fee.
You have 90 days after submitting your CIA application to upload the required documents via the Certification Document Upload Portal.
Proof of identification, a character reference, proof of education, and work experience are all required documents.
We recommend that you postpone paying the CIA Application Fee and registering for the exam until 6-8 weeks before your first exam part, for two reasons:
- You have three years from the date you pay your entrance fee to complete both parts. So, by deferring payment of your entrance fee, you can allow yourself more time to complete your exams.
- You may not be able to schedule your desired day and time if you wait too long.
When your application is approved, The IIA will send you a link and instructions for registering for the CIA exam. After registering, you will receive a notification titled “Authorization to Test.”
What if I require additional information about the CIA exam, its requirements, procedures, and so on?
Complete information about the CIA exams, including requirements, registration procedures, exam fees, candidate resources, and content outlines, can be found here. CIA Handbook (PDF).
How to Maintain your CIA certification ?
After receiving your CIA certification, you must complete the required CPE every year.