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The IIA's CIA Learning System (3 Part Exam)

The IIA's CIA Learning System is The Institute of Internal Auditors' own premier-quality CIA review program. It was designed by the experts to teach the entire 3-Part global Certified Internal Auditor exam syllabus to CIA candidates and internal auditors looking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

The IIA's CIA Learning System for the 3-Part CIA exam combines printed and e-book reading materials, interactive online tests and study tools, and optional facilitator-led courses to help you prepare to pass the CIA exam.


  • Comprehensive training:Interactive study tools provide intensive, comprehensive CIA exam preparation and practical career training.
  • Current topics:The IIA is committed to ensuring that our study materials are kept current to align with international professional practices.
  • Flexible scheduling:The print/e-book and online format allows you to study when and where it’s most convenient. E-books and mobile-optimized online study tools make it easy to study on the go!
  • Customized study plan: Develop a customized SmartStudy™ plan based on a pre-test of your initial knowledge. Make most efficient use of your study time by concentrating on the topics that require the most improvement.
  • Expert development:Study materials were developed by a team of CIA-certified industry experts, ensuring that the content is relevant to the CIA exam and the internal audit profession.
  • Professional challenges: The IIA's CIA Learning System challenges you to separate audit theory from audit practice and application.
  • Learning options: Self-study materials can be combined with classroom or online facilitator-led classes for a more interactive and structured learning experience. Find a course near you.

Course Components

  • The IIA’s CIA Learning System is an interactive printed/e-book and online review program that teaches and reinforces the entire global Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam syllabus in a flexible, on-demand format. Study on your own with the self-study materials or enroll in a facilitator-led course.
  • Prepare to pass the CIA exam and arm yourself with critical tools and knowledge to excel in your internal audit career. The self-study materials include:

Comprehensive Reading Materials

Electronic reading materials provide the framework for your successful CIA exam preparation, teaching the entire updated global CIA exam syllabus in a concise and easy-to-understand format.

  • Reading materials teach the entire updated global CIA exam syllabus.
    • Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing
    • Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing
    • Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing
  • Convenient online format allows you to study whenever your schedule allows
  • Download books to your e-reader, read online with an embedded e-reader, or choose printed books

Interactive Online Study Tools

Mobile-optimized online study tools will help you develop a personalized study plan, test your comprehension of the CIA exam syllabus topics, track your progress and finalize your CIA exam preparations.

  • Pre-tests: Evaluate your initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • Smart-Study™: Build a customized study plan using your pre-test results to target your most challenging topics and optimize your study time.
  • Video tutorials: Provide an overview of the IPPF components.
  • Chapter-specific quizzes: After reading each chapter, test your comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Flashcards: Online and printable flashcards offer a review of key internal audit terms and definitions.
  • Post-tests: After studying all chapters, gauge the knowledge you’ve gained and areas that require further study.
  • CIA practice exam: This final exam will help you build confidence using the computer-based CIA exam software before you enter the test center.
  • Progress report: Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center: Access StudyPLUS exam tips and tools, content updates, feedback links and more!
  • Online Access Period: Purchasers of a full, three-part kit will have access for two years from date of purchase.

More details on the CIA Learning System.

E-book only:

  • Member Price:                       HKD5,200 
  • Non-Member Price:               HKD6,200
**For those who have purchased e-book and wish to add printed books, please click here.

For more information, please call IIA Hong Kong at 852-2857-2008 or email to iiahkadminservices@theiiahk.org