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About the Chapter

The Detroit Chapter of the IIA serves the internal audit community of the Metro-Detroit area of Southeast Michigan.

Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association with global headquarters in ​Lake Mary, Florida, USA. The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator. Generally, members work in internal auditing, risk management, governance, internal control, information technology audit, education, and security.

Globally, The IIA has more than 200,000 members. The IIA in North America comprises 159 chapters serving more than 70,000 ​members in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean (Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, and Turks & Caicos), Bermuda, Guyana, and Trinidad & Tobago. Members enjoy benefits offered by the North American Service Center including local, national, and global professional networking; world-class training; certification; standards and guidance; research; executive development; career opportunities; and more. Internal auditors throughout North America enjoy free members-only webinars and national conferences such as the General Audit Management Conference, the Governance, Risk, and Control (GRC) Conference, and the All Star Conference. The IIA’s Audit Executive Center provides chief audit executives relevant and timely thought leadership and connections to peers for benchmarking and sharing best practices. And resources such as IIA Quality Services make The Institute an indispensable partner to you and your organization. 

Chapter Achievement Program

The Detroit Chapter has been very successful in achieving the Chapter Achievement Program’s PLATINUM award level for seven consecutive years! The program, referred to as CAP, requires each chapter to tally the different activities in which its members participate that promote the IIA. For example, achievement points may be earned for presentations given by Chapter members or for the number of participants that attend a sponsored or cosponsored IIA Chapter event. According to Matt Pear, Detroit’s CAP Chair, the CAP program is the IIA’s Business Score Card used to monitor and recognize the activities of the local chapters that promote the strategic objectives of the IIA.

Detroit’s PLATINUM status is a notable accomplishment. Only Chapters that attain GOLD status for 10 consecutive years are recognized as a PLATINUM chapter. Throughout the year, the achievement program monitors and scores each chapter’s participation in the following three service categories:

  • Service to Members
  • Service to the Profession
  • Chapter Administration

At the end of the year, CAP evaluates the success of each chapter’s efforts through use of four performance level classifications:

  • BRONZE: 685 achievement credits
  • SILVER: 1,060 achievement credits
  • GOLD: 1,560 achievement credits
  • PLATINUM: GOLD status achievement 10 consecutive years

In order to continue our success and become the top scorer, compared to larger chapters in the United States, we need your assistance in tracking the CAP points we have earned. 

If you are aware of chapter membership activities that will earn us CAP points or have any questions regarding the CAP program, please contact Brian Smith at




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