There are revisions being made to the CIA Exam Syllabi which will take effect in January 2019.  The changes are positive and have been made to better align content, as well as allow for better preparation for the exam.  The revisions are the direct result of the Job Analysis Survey which launched in March of this year. 

IIA National will be taking a full year to communicate these revisions to us and we will pass them onto our members to best prepare you for these changes, as well as to address questions and or concerns.  This message outlines the details specific to the revisions.

Why the CIA Exam is changing:

· The business world faces ongoing changes and emerging risks that impact how internal auditors meet their    organization’s needs.

· Organizations and stakeholders expect internal auditors to do more and be better at it.

· The knowledge and skills internal auditors need to possess to provide professional assurance and consulting  services continually evolves.

The CIA exam content needs to remain current and valid, and better aligned with the Standards

· CIA candidates will be able to sit for the current exams until the revised exams are available in respective languages.

· CIA candidates who have successfully passed an exam part based on the current syllabus retain credit for the same part.

· CIA candidates who have successfully passed all three exam parts and earned the CIA designation do not need to take any action other than fulfilling annual CPE requirements.



Thank you in advance for taking the time to review these important revisions.


On behalf of the Chapter Officers and the Board of Governors, thank you for being a member of our profession and a member of the IIA Pittsburgh Chapter. Hope to see you at an upcoming Programming Event!

Thank you,


Dawna Fisher

2017-2018 President, IIA Pittsburgh Chapter