Professional Development Center



Certified Internal Auditor Learning System

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Schedule and Registration

Cleveland State University is offering the IIA’s CIA Learning System Comprehensive Instructor-led Courses to expand your internal audit knowledge and prepare you for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) exam.

The CIA designation is the only globally accepted certification for internal auditors and remains the standard by which individuals demonstrate their competency and professionalism in the internal auditing field. Candidates leave the program enriched with educational experience, information, and business tools that can be applied immediately in any organization or business environment. There are more than 67,000 CIAs across the globe and demand for the designation is growing. As a result, demand for training is also at a premium. .

CIA Learning System Overview

This course is based on the IIA’s CIA Learning System, a premier-quality CIA exam preparation tool. It includes:

  • Blended learning format of printed workbooks and Web-based learning software.
  • Expertise of an experienced instructor.
  • Interaction with your peers and the instructor.
  • Structure to keep you on track to meet your goals.

Who Should Take This Course?

  • Chief audit executives.
  • Audit directors.
  • Audit managers and staff.
  • Risk management staff.
  • Business, finance, and accounting students.

Benefits of the Classroom

  • Convenient Hours: Evening and weekend courses are an attractive option for busy professionals.
  • Cost-effective: Minimize travel expenses and time away from work.
  • Company/Employee Tuition Reimbursement: Offered by many organizations.
  • Networking Opportunities: Learn from instructors and colleagues who have a variety of industry experiences to share.
  • Paced Courses: Materials establish an expected timeframe for learning.
  • Clarification and Discussion: Classroom setting provides a forum to discuss difficult topics.
  • Certificate of Completion: Provided by Monte Ahuja College of Business.

CIA Learning System Format

There are four parts to the CIA® exam:

  • Part 1 – The Internal Audit Activity's Role in Governance, Risk, and Control
    • Comply with The IIA's Attribute Standards
    • Risk and Control Knowledge Elements 
    • Establish a Risk-based Plan to Determine the Priorities of the Internal Audit Activity
    • Plan Engagements
    • The Nature of Internal Audit Work in Risk Management, Control, and Governance
  • Part 2 – Conducting the Internal Audit Engagement
    • Conduct Engagements
    • Conduct Specific Engagements
    • Monitor Engagement Outcomes
    • Fraud Knowledge Elements
    • Engagement Tools
  • Part 3 – Business Analysis and Information Technology
    • Business Processes
    • Financial Accounting and Finance
    • Managerial Accounting
    • Regulatory, Legal, and Economic
    • Information Technology
  • Part 4 – Business Management Skills
    • Strategic Management
    • Global Business Environments
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Management Skills
    • Negotiating

Please note that candidates for the CIA exam may sit for the parts in any order.
For more information, visit


Terri Bingham


Monte Ahuja College of Business
1860 E. 18th St.
Cleveland, OH 44115

Course Schedule

Part 1 

Saturday, July 14 and July 21, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Part 2 

Saturday, August 11 and August 18, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Part 3 

Saturday, September 8, September 22, and October 13, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. AND

Friday, October 12, 2012
5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Part 4 

Friday, October 26, 2012

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AND

Saturday, October 27, 2012
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.



  Early Bird Rate* Standard Rate IIA/CSU Alumni Discount
Part 1 $645.00 $695.00 $675.00
Part 2 $645.00 $695.00 $675.00
Part 3 $985.00 $1045.00 $1025.00
Part 4 $375.00 $425.00 $405.00
All 4 Parts $2250.00 $2450.00 $2400.00

Early Bird Deadline: June 9, 2012

Course fees include in-class instruction, study materials (textbook, pre-test and post-test, section quizzes, practice exam using CIA software, eFlashcards) and lunch or dinner, and parking. Course materials will be distributed on the first day of class. Please register early to ensure that materials are ordered for you


Refund Policy

Registrants who cancel will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee if we receive written notification at least one week prior to course start date. No refunds will be issued after course begins.

On-site course delivery

We also offer on-site course delivery at your company. For more information, contact Marie Herlevi at 216-523-7278.


Please note: Course fees are separate from IIA examination fees. 


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Mailing Address
Cleveland State University
Professional Development Center
2121 Euclid Avenue, BU 216
Cleveland, OH 44115-2214

Campus Location
Professional Development Center
Monte Ahuja Hall, Rm. 216
1860 East 18th Street
Phone: 216.687.6957
Fax: 216.687.9309

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