You are here: Home CPE Acceptance All Professionals Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

The Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential was created by and is maintained by the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA).  The IIA was started in 1941 and has grown to over 180,000 members, with over 160 chapters in the U.S.

FunCPE courses are acceptable for CIA CPE credit. CIAs in every state can receive credit for our courses. See below for specific subjects accepted.

CPE program criteria

All FunCPE courses meet the Institute of Internal Auditors CPE program criteria. Courses must:

  • contribute to the professional competence of participants;
  • state program objectives which specify the level of knowledge the participants should have attained, or the level of competence to be demonstrated upon completing the program;
  • state education or experience prerequisites, if appropriate for the program;
  • be developed by individuals qualified in the subject matter and instructional design;
  • provide program content which is current;
  • be on a professional level and related to the Common Body of Knowledge.

Acceptable CPE subjects for CIA CPE

While all FunCPE courses meet the program development criteria, CIAs must still select appropriate subject material for CE courses.
Effective January 2019 the CIA Exam content changes, and CPE course must cover the same subjects as what is contained in the exam.
The following general subjects are acceptable for CIAs:

CIA Exam Part One:  Essentials of Internal Auditing

  1. Foundations of Internal Auditing
  2. Independence and Objectivity
  3. Proficiency and Due Professional Care
  4. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
  5. Governance, Risk Management and Control
  6. Fraud Risks

CIA Exam Part Two: Practiace of Internal Auditing

  1. Managing the Internal Audit Activity
  2. Planning the Engagement
  3. Performing the Engagement
  4. Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress

CIA Exam Part Three: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

  1. Business Acumen
  2. Information Security
  3. Information Technology
  4. Financial Management

Which FunCPE courses are valid for CIA CPE credit

All of our fraud related courses are acceptable for CIA CPE credit.  These courses are found under our Accounting and Auditing category. 

FunCPE has the following fraud courses:

Financial Number Game Cost | Hours: $56 |  16 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Numbers Game ($1-$20)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not Valid for:  EA | AFSP


Fraud Investigation CPE course for CPA, CFE, CFS and other financial professionals Cost | Hours: $40  |  10 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Forensic Accounting  ($41-$47)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP


106112 Cost | Hours: $52  |  14 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Fraud Prevention-2nd Ed. ($23-$30)
Valid for:  Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP 

Meets California Fraud CPE requirements.  

1062 Cost | Hours: $70  |  20 CPE hours enroll now
multi year
Text included: No | View outline
Book sold separately: Financial Statement Fraud ($41-$55)
Valid for: Most CPAs | others
 Not valid for:  EA | AFSP

Required CPE hours

In accordance with the Institute of Internal Auditors, practicing CIAs:

  • Must earn 40 CPE credit hours every year by December 31st

Want more information? Review the specific CIA CPE requirements on the IIA web site.

Other professional certifications

CIAs who also hold an IIA specialty designation, such as
  • Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA)
  • Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP)
  • Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA)
  • Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)
  • Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)
will satisfy the CPE reporting requirement of all specialty programs by reporting the appropriate CPE hours for the CIA designation.
Three reasons to try FunCPE:
  1. Study materials are low-cost--buy your books wherever you want (or use the library!)
  2. Online grading / instant CPE certificate
  3. Start immediately--download your book to a Kindle!

We welcome Certified Internal Auditors to our site and would like to serve your needs better. Please contact us with any suggestions for new course topics for Certified Internal Auditor CPE specifically.

Become a smarter, richer accountant

in just 10 minutes when you read

The Thrifty Accountant Newsletter

When we run across something that will help you save money--or make your work easier, we put it in our monthly newsletter.


Sign up now, it's FREE!

Privacy Policy: We will never share your email address. Period. You are free to cancel at any time.