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​  ​Program Extension for Certification Candidates





Certification candidates who are nearing the end of their four-year program eligibility window now have an opportunity to apply for an extension before their exam part(s) expire. This extension allows participating candidates who haven’t yet successfully completed their exam(s), or who have been accepted into the program but have not yet taken their exam(s), an opportunity to extend their program eligibility 12 months. Candidates who have entered one of The IIA’s certification programs (CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, or CRMA) initially have four years to complete their exam(s) and earn their certification.


Candidates may take advantage of The IIA’s new one-time Certification Candidate Program Extension at a cost of $250 USD per applicant. This applies to all IIA certifications.


Candidates also may extend their exam window with an Exam Registration Extension. This extension allows additional 30, 60, or 90 days to take an exam when a part has not been scheduled or after an initial appointment is cancelled. The 30, 60, or 90 day extension is available for all examinations for CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, and CRMA. A deferment is available for the QIAL.


If you have any questions about certification, please contact our chapter's certification chair, Lisa Arroyas, at