Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors

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Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors
Abbreviation CIIA
Formation 1948; 69 years ago (1948) (chartered in 2010; 7 years ago (2010))
Legal status Not-for-profit organisation
Purpose Internal audit and governance in the United Kingdom and Ireland
Region served
United Kingdom and Ireland
Chief Executive
Dr Ian Peters MBE
Main organ
IIA Council
Affiliations Institute of Internal Auditors

The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors is the United Kingdom and Ireland chapter of the Institute of Internal Auditors and is a member of the European Confederation of Institutes of Internal Auditors. It was founded in 1948 and is the only professional association for internal auditors in Ireland and the UK. The Institute received its Royal Charter in October 2010.


The mission of the organisation is:

  • To develop the profession to ensure that it has the knowledge, skills and expertise to be essential to the success of organisations
  • To promote the role and value of the profession to ensure that it is recognised as essential to success.[1]


Members of the Chartered IIA are entitled to call themselves "Chartered Internal Auditor" and to use the designation CMIIA following completion of the IIA Advanced Diploma.


IIA Advanced Diploma[edit]

The IIA Advanced Diploma is the pre-requisite for becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor, giving senior and experienced professionals proficiency in internal audit, risk management and control, and corporate governance, providing challenging insights into risk and internal controls across all areas of activity

Applicants must have been awarded the IIA Diploma in order to be eligible to complete the four modules either by examination, accreditation of prior learning or exemptions.

IIA Diploma[edit]

The IIA Diploma is the first of two stages to becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor. The purpose of the qualification is to provide a sound theoretical basis of role of internal audit, and risk management, control and corporate governance issues.

IIA IT Auditing Certificate[edit]

This qualification is for professional internal auditors who wish to specialise in information technology auditing. etc.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vision and mission". Retrieved 2011-10-08. 

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