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Internal Audit Practitioner

The Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP) certification is a professional credential provided by the Institute of Internal Auditors. It is designed to equip individuals with fundamental knowledge and skills required for a successful career in internal auditing. This certification is suitable for recent graduates looking to enter the field, and those who are not yet ready to take the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam.

1 exam

100 questions

2-hour exam

Exam at test center or at home online

No education or experience requirements

Qualifies for the CIA

Expires in 3 years

No Continued Professional Education required

Who is it for?

  • University students
  • Beginner internal auditors
  • Those in need of a quick way of demonstrating their internal audit capabilities
  • Those who want to become CIAs but don’t fulfill the eligibility requirements. How?
    The IAP certification program does not have education or experience requirements. Once you earn the IAP designation, you become eligible for the CIA certification program.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Government-issued ID
  • Exam application
  • IIA membership is a requirement only in the following countries: United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa, Eswatini and Lesotho.

Eligibility Period

Candidates have 2 years to pass the exam from the date of approval to join the program.

Exam Outline

# Topic %
I. Internal Audit Attributes (IIA Standards 1000, 1100, 1200) 20%
II. Nature of Work (IIA Standard 2100) 20%
III. Engagement Planning (IIA Standard 2200) 23%
IV. Engagement Work (IIA Standard 2300) 25%
V Engagement Communication (IIA Standard 2400) 12%

Exam Structure

  • 100 MCQ questions
  • 2-hour exam
  • You need to score 600 out of 750 to pass the exam

Exam Fees

# IIA Member Non-member
Application fee US $75 US $150
Exam fee US $150 US $250

Exam Availability

The exam is available around the year at PearsonVUE testing centers and online through the IIA’s Online Proctoring program.

Exam language

The exam is available in English.

Designation Expiry

The Internal Audit Practitioner designation will expire after three years. IAP is not intended to be held indefinitely; the IIA designed it as an entry program for those who either do not yet have the knowledge and/or experience required to start with the CIA program.

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