CIA certification was a five-year process for me. I took The IIA’s CIA Learning System class with instructor Vicki McIntyre, and she was a supportive coach throughout the ups and downs of my journey. Not sure if I am the oldest person to obtain their CIA at the age 62 – but I am so happy that I did. The following round of reviews, I received a promotion to Senior Manager, IA & SOX Compliance along with a nice pay raise. I can no longer say that I am underpaid and underappreciated! I truly enjoy internal audit and am grateful for ALL of the support and guidance provided by my instructor, Vicki.