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Updated 5/6/2021

IIA Chapter Highlights - May 2021

Happy International Internal Audit Awareness Month!


As we celebrate International Internal Audit Awareness Month during the final month of the chapter year, we would like to thank our volunteers for their continued commitment and service during these challenging times. You are essential in raising awareness about the profession and its value is recognized and appreciated!


To support you raising awareness The IIA offers customizable tools, resources, and content to help advocate the internal audit profession. Access our awareness toolkit, position papersvideo from President and CEO Anthony Pugliese to assist you in promoting the profession.


Year-End Reporting and CAP


Reminder: Final CAP spreadsheet due to Chapter Relations May 31, 2021.

If you have any questions/concerns, reach out to your DR or Chapter Relations manager to walk you through CAP achievements.


As another challenging, yet successful, chapter year comes to an end please note the following deadlines from the Reporting Calendar:

  • Chapter Officer Listing: the 2020-21 President should have submitted by May 1 the Chapter slate, including access to admin reports, website administration, and EMT. If your Chapter has not done so, it is essential that the listing be submitted as soon as possible.
  • Building Awareness Champion Program: Required for Silver and Gold CAP status.
  • Academic Outreach Report: must be completed by May 31, 2021.
  • An Annual Report must be distributed to members affiliated with your chapter by June 30, 2021. There is not a required format, it may include a summary of events, the Board, membership, certifications, CAP status, and a call for volunteers. Examples: video format from the Seattle Chapter and Portland Chapter in pdf.
  • Membership growth: Want to recruit new members? Send your EMT nonmember list to membership and they will conduct outreach on your behalf.
  • Certification growth: The IIA is offering 20% off the CIA exam and CIA Learning System in May which will set your chapter up for success next year.


Leadership Academy and District Workshops


Another successful Leadership Academy is in the books! Though we are sad we could not connect in person we are delighted at the level of participation. Documentation and playback will be posted on Leader Resources soon! CPE Certificates will be sent within the month. 


Also, be on the lookout for information from your District Representatives for the upcoming District Workshops. Chapter Relations Committee (CRC) Contact List



·        Updates to the Events Matrix! Due to increased virtual events, events over 4 CPEs need to be submitted and approved for the Events Matrix to ensure chapters aren’t competing with each other and/or HQ.

·        The IIA is seeking thought leaders and industry professionals who are IIA members to share their knowledge and expertise on numerous topics for The IIA’s new series of virtual symposiums. Our next Virtual Symposium is on July 27 & 29 entitled, “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leaders Driving Change in 2021 and Beyond.” To learn more and submit your proposal, visit 2021 DE&I Leadership Symposium.



§  Certifications Q&A Open Forum

§  Certification reports: To access, please continue to contact


News for Your Members

§  Meet the IIA's New President, Anthony J. Pugliese!

§  2021 Emerging Leaders Nominations Open: Nominate a 2021 Emerging Leader before May 14, 2021!

§ Now Accepting Applications for the 2021 CRMA Beta Test: As part of recent changes to the CRMA program, The IIA is accepting applications for beta testing of the new exam!

§  Student membership discount valid until May 31. 20% off with code: STU20​

The Downeast Maine Chapter has partnered with Gleim CIA Review to ensure your success on the CIA exam!

Gleim CIA Review is the most widely used CIA prep course. More CIAs have used Gleim to pass the CIA exam than all other prep courses combined. The exceptional content includes over 40 hours of in-depth video lectures and comprehensive question test banks that cover all of the topics tested on The IIA's exam syllabus and are presented in a format that replicates your exam-day experience. In addition, CIA candidates enjoy a no-hassle Access Until You Pass® Guarantee and customized support from a team of CIA exam prep experts so they can prepare with confidence.

As a member of the chapter, you are eligible for a 20% discount on the Premium Package and 10% discount on the Traditional Package for the Gleim CIA Review Systems. To take advantage of the reduced prices and to place your order, log into the Members Only section of the Chapter website.

Please contact our Gleim representative, Ryan Bergh with any questions regarding the Gleim materials or discounts available. Call him at 800.874.5346 Ext. 438 or via email



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