2019 Upgrade Guarantee

2019 CIA Learning System Upgrade Guarantee

On January 1, 2019, The IIA began testing a new version of the English language Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam. Review complete details about the new CIA exam.

Version 6.0 of The IIA’s CIA Learning System is now available to provide comprehensive preparation for the updated English CIA exam. Active users of The IIA’s CIA Learning System Version 5.0 who were are unable to complete all three parts of the CIA exam before December 31, 2018 can qualify for the Learning System’s Upgrade Guarantee.

How long do I have to complete the “old” CIA exam?

The English language exam was transitioned on January 1, 2019.  Individuals taking the exam in other languages such as French will continue in the current format until they transition to the new exam (see exam transition schedule).

If you have an active license for Version 5.0 of The IIA’s CIA Learning System, you may qualify for a free upgrade to Version 6.0 for the 2019 CIA exam!

Who is eligible for the Learning System upgrade guarantee?

If you meet the following two criteria, you are eligible for the upgrade guarantee:

  • You purchased version 5.0 (English) of The IIA’s CIA Learning System*; and
  • You still have time remaining on your online access period license when you choose to switch to Version 6.0 for the updated exam.

*Please note: The IIA’s CIA Learning System is non-transferable, in accordance with the terms of use agreement to which you agreed when you activated the software. The terms of use agreement remains in effect should you choose to upgrade to the electronic components of Version 6.0.

What do I get if I am eligible for the upgrade guarantee?

If you are eligible for the guarantee, you will have the opportunity to switch to Version 6.0 of The IIA’s CIA Learning System (English) including:

  • Access to the online version of The IIA’s CIA Learning System reading materials (Version 6.0); and
  • Access to the Version 6.0 online study tools** for the remainder of your online access period (based on your original purchase date).
  • Optional: You may choose to purchase the printed version of the Version 6.0 reading materials for an additional US$40/part or US$100 for all three parts (plus applicable taxes and shipping).

**Please note: If you choose to switch to version 6.0 of the online study tools, you will lose access to version 5.0 and all of your testing history.

How can I request the upgraded materials if I am eligible?

If you are eligible for the upgrade guarantee, you can submit a request by logging in to the online study tools, visiting the “Resource Center” (top right corner of your screen), and completing the upgrade request form. You must request the upgrade through this process by August 31, 2019 to receive access to the updated reading materials and online study tools.

If you’d like to add printed books to your upgrade, you can order the full set of three (3) books for $100 or individual parts for $40.  Follow these links to order:

Order Part 1: $40
Order Part 2: $40
Order Part 3: $40
Order Full Set (3 parts): $100

The deadline for upgrading from Version 5.0 to Version 6.0 is August 31, 2019.

French Candidates: If you have an active license for The IIA’s CIA Learning System Version 5.0 in French, you can upgrade to the English Version 6.0 materials until December 31, 2019.  At this time, we do not have French materials available for the updated exam.