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 July 2013 Northwestern CIA Review

Certified Internal Auditor(R) Certificate Program: Beginning October 1 at Northwestern University (Chicago)


Northwestern University is proud to partner with The Institute of Internal Auditors on the Certified Internal Auditor® Certificate Program. 


Program Overview:

Internal auditing is an independent, objective assurance and consulting activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance processes. This program follows the study materials designed by The Institute of Internal Auditors, our academic partner. 


Program Goals:

Students who complete the program will be well prepared to:

·         Comply with The IIA's Attribute Standards

·         Establish a risk-based plan to determine the priorities of the internal audit activity

·         Plan and conduct engagements using standard tools

·         Monitor engagement outcomes and check for fraud

·         Complete the 3-Part CIA certification exam offered globally at Pearson Vue test centers


Certificate Requirements:


To earn a certificate from Northwestern University, students must complete the following three courses. These courses are generally offered multiple times per year.  Please check the individual course schedules for details. 

Required Courses:

·         Part 1: Internal Audit Basics (7 weeks)

·         Part 2: Internal Audit Practice (7 weeks)

·         Part 3: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements (10 weeks)

(Please note: The completion of these three courses through Northwestern University does not earn candidates the CIA certification. To earn the certification, candidates must meet the CIA's education and experience requirements and pass the 3-Part CIA exam offered globally through Pearson VUE test centers.)


New Requirements from IIA Starting in 2013

The new 2013 CIA certification program will now consist of 3 (three) exam parts instead of 4 (four) exam parts. Read more about this on the IIA website.

Registration for Fall is Now Open


Classes will meet starting Tuesday, October 1.  

·         Part 1 will  run for seven (7) weeks ending November 12, from 6pm to 9pm in the Chicago Loop at 210 S. Clark St.  

·         Part 2 will follow in January 2014 and Part 3 in March 2014.


Each class will cost $995.


Please visit Northwestern University’s website: for additional information.