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CIA Exam Costs

The CIA exams fees are different in each country, based on income. For an accurate presentation of the fees please visit the IIA’s website. The fees mentioned here are the standard fees applied in USA, and generally in high income countries.

The fees also differ between IIA members and non-members. Although the IIA membership has its advantages but you might consider applying to the exams without becoming a member.

  • IIA membership is not required to be certified.
  • Please check with your local chapter first, since membership in your local chapter might provide the same benefit as membership in the global IIA.
  • You save $190 by becoming a member, but membership fees are annual.
Other costsStudy materialThe average cost of the CIA study material is around $1,000. By choosing PRC’s Standard bundle you save around $400! If cost is not a concern for you, or if time is your main concern, you can get our Premium bundle which will accelerate your certification process.Exam re-take and reschedule costsThe cost of rescheduling your exam is $75. The cost of retaking an exam is the same cost as sitting for the exam for the first time.TimePreparing for the CIA exam may take from 150 to 500 hours of study depending on your background.IIA membership feeThere are several types of memberships in the IIA. Here are the available options in Canada and the USA Canada. Please check with your local chapter first, since membership in your local chapter might provide the same benefit as membership in the global IIA.It’s an InvestmentNo matter what options you select, the long-term return on your investment in the CIA certification is higher than the costs. The benefits you will reap throughout the years will definitely exceed the investment you put into becoming a Certified Internal Auditor.
Item Members Non-members
IIA Membership* $270 0
CIA Application $115 $230
Part 1 Exam $280 $395
Part 2 Exam $230 $345
Part 3 Exam $230 $345
Total $1,125 $1,315

 

Membership Type Canada USA
Professional $280 $270
Government $175 $175
Student $50 $50
Educator $150 $145
Retired $90 $90

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