Instructor-Led Courses

Reach your CIA goal with expert guidance.

Offered by The IIA, select IIA chapters, IIA institutes, and local colleges and universities around the globe, Instructor-led Courses provide an in-depth examination of the material for each Certified Internal Auditor exam part in an in-person or online classroom format.

An Instructor-led Course may be your perfect fit if you:

  • Learn best in a structured setting with the support of an expert instructor and discussion with your peers.
  • Require a set schedule and encouragement to keep you on track with your studies.
  • Want to take advantage of company/employee tuition reimbursement programs.
  • Wish to expand your professional network and share industry best practices.

The IIA’s CIA Online Seminars

Take advantage of The IIA’s own online instructor-led course to discuss challenging topics related to the CIA exam with subject matter experts and peers using The IIA’s CIA Learning System.

Prefer a live course? The IIA offers in-person seminars in Orlando throughout the year. Visit our Classes Offered page for in-person courses offered by our education partners around the world.

What’s Included in an Instructor-Led Course?


  • Structured course syllabus: Your instructor will guide you through a set syllabus and assignments to ensure you stay on track to complete your studies.
  • Online or in-person classroom format: Courses are available in either the traditional in-person classroom format or online format.
  • Instructor guidance: Your expert instructor will use class time to highlight important topics, share insights, and discuss questions.
  • Class discussions: Discuss topics and share experiences with other CIA candidates across a variety of industries.


  • Materials teach the entire updated CIA exam syllabi, introduced January 1, 2019:
    Part 1: Essentials of Internal Auditing
    Part 2: Practice of Internal Auditing
    Part 3: Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing
  • Download books to your e-reader, read online, or choose printed books (optional add-on).
  • Topics presented in a concise, easy-to-understand format.


  • Pre-test – Evaluate your initial knowledge to identify areas of strength and weakness.
  • SmartStudy – Build a customized study plan using your pre-test results to target your most challenging topics and optimize your study time.
  • Section quizzes – After reading each section of the reading materials, test your comprehension, retention, and ability to apply concepts.
  • Video tutorials – Watch online video tutorials for an overview of the IPPF components.
  • 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 build your confidence through a computer-based exam emulation.
  • Progress Report – Track your activities and scores.
  • Resource Center – Access test-taking tips, CIA exam resources, feedback links and more!
  • StudyPLUS – These CIA exam tips and tools, found in the online resource center, give you a final confidence boost for exam day.
  • Online Access Period – Purchasers of an individual part will have access to the online study tools for one year from date of purchase. Purchasers of a full, three-part kit will have access for two years from date of purchase.