1) What is the relationship between IIA Nigeria and IIA Global?
i) IIA Nigeria is the Institute of Internal Auditors Nigeria
ii) It is the Nigerian chapter of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – the world’s leading institute in internal audit education and certification
iii) IIA Global administers and develops its members through the local chapters, in the case of Nigeria, IIA Nigeria.
2) What are the benefits in IIA membership?
i) Opportunity to belong to a Global body of internal auditors
ii) Access to resources that would enhance your job performance
iii) Networking opportunities both locally and internationally
iv) Opportunity to acquire a designation that is internationally recognised.
3) How do I Join?
i) Request form from firstname.lastname@example.org or download form from www.iianigeria.org
ii) Pay N40,000 into: A/c Name: Institute of Internal Auditors Nigeria.
Bank: Zenith Bank Plc, A/c No.: 1013031416 or UBA, A/c No.: 1002697805
iii) Fill the form and submit to email@example.com along with relevant credentials as well as evidence of payment.
4) What qualifications do I need to join?
i) You must have had a minimum of university degree or its equivalent.
ii) Practicing professional in risk, control, assurance, compliance, governance, information technology or related industries.
5) What are the various categories of membership
Prior to certification, you can join under the following membership categories:
i) Member – For individuals who are engaged in audit related activity in the workplace
ii) Education member – For individuals who are engaged in fulltime audit related education.
6) What certifications are available?
i) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – Effective July 1, 2013, the new syllabus commenced and it is now 3 parts.
ii) Specialty certifications:
– Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA) – 1 Exam
– Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) -1 Exam
– Certified Financial Service Auditor (CFSA) – 1 stage
– Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) – 1 Exam
7) What exemptions are available for other certifications?
The exam is now 3 parts only and credit recognition for other certifications does not apply anymore.
8) What is the nature of the examination?
They are all multiple choice questions, Computer Based Testing (CBT).
9) How do I pay for the examination?
Payment for examination can be made through credit/debit cards (preferred), Cheque and wire transfer. Authorized examination fee per certification/part is available on the portal.
10) Where and when is the examination written?
Examination can be written any time at any accredited CBT center closest to you, subject to your scheduling. Please contact the IIA Nigeria Secretariat for advice on available centers.
11) How do I get the resources/ books for the examination?
https://na.theiia.org/certification/CIA-Certification/Pages/Exam-Preparation-Resources.aspx. However, members can get these resources directly from IIA Nigeria Secretariat at great discount.
12) How do I study for the examination?
An IIA certification examination is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. You may choose your own method of preparing for the exam i.e. you determine the method(s) in which you need to prepare for the exam. A variety of independent third-party providers offer exam review courses. This service (review courses) is being provided onsite by IIA Nigeria at a fee. Various exam review manuals and software programs are available and may be ordered through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore or directly from the IIA Nigeria Secretariat at discounted rate.
The IIA provides a limited number of sample exam questions (with answers) to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the exam. For more information, visit https://na.theiia.org/certification/Pages/Certification.aspx
13) How do I contact The IIA Nigeria?
Secretariat: 8A, Reeve Road, Off Glover Road, Ikoyi. Lagos