Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)

Rice University partnered with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) to offer a three-part live, instructor-led online Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) training program to help you prepare for the CIA exam and to earn the CIA designation.

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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. This preparation course is offered entirely online, includes live instruction and recordings are available in video (MP4) format. Those who successfully complete the course earn a Rice Certificate of Achievement.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
PCIA3004.F18.1 Vicki A.McIntyre Online 6-9 p.m. Central time Tuesday, August 21, 2018

INSTRUCTOR: Vicki A.McIntyre
FORMAT: Online
SCHEDULE: 6-9 p.m. Central time
START DATE: Aug. 21, 2018

Instructor: Vicki A.McIntyre

Vicki A.McIntyre, CPA, CIA, CFSA, CRMA, serves as vice president of finance at FirstPlus Resolutions Inc., performing internal audits and providing consulting services in the financial services, retail and nutraceutical industries. Through her affiliation with The Institute of Internal Auditors, she performs national quality assessments of compliance with the International Professional Practices framework for Internal Auditing of various internal audit activities. With more than 20 years of industry experience, she has served as a CIA exam prep instructor throughout the nation since 2009. Ms. McIntyre holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from California State University.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Aug. 21, 2018

End Date: Oct. 18, 2018

Schedule: 6-9 p.m. Central time

Length: Tuesdays and Thursdays (no class Sept. 18, 20, 25 and 27)

Fee: $2,585 Fee includes most recent edition of IIA’s CIA Learning System®

Early Registration: $2,285 if registering by Aug. 3

CEUs: 4.2

CPEs: 50

Note: This is a preparatory course. Exam registration and fees not included.

  • Auditors at all stages of their careers
  • Chief audit executives
  • Audit managers
  • Audit staff Risk management staff
  • Students enrolled in a business or financial degree program

Part 1 Exam: Internal Auditing Basics
Duration: 2.5 hours
Question Count: 125
Topical focus areas include:

  •  IIA Mandatory Guidance
  • Internal Control and Risk
  • Tools and Techniques for Conducting the Audit Engagement


Part 2 Exam: Internal Audit Practice
Duration: 2.0 hours
Question Count: 100
Topical focus areas include:

  •  Managing the Internal Audit Function
  • Managing Individual Engagements
  • Fraud Risks and Controls


Part 3 Exam: Internal Audit Knowledge Elements
Duration: 2.0 hours
Question Count: 100
Topical focus areas include:

  • Governance
  • Risk Management
  • Organizational Structure and Business Processes
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • IT/Business Continuity
  • Financial Management
  • Global Business Environment

Students in most professional development programs must have access to a computer and the Internet to complete the coursework required to earn the Certificate of Achievement.


Minimum System Requirements for Online Courses

The online courses are delivered through Blackboard Collaborate. Before you get started in a Blackboard Collaborate session, you should ensure that your computer is able to support the needs of the collaboration environment. As a first-time user, to test whether your computer is ready to access Blackboard Collaborate, visit https://help.blackboard.com/Collaborate/Ultra/Participant and click on “How do I get started”.


Connecting to Blackboard Ultra

Students in online format courses must have the following:

  • Headset or earbuds with a microphone attached to your computer
  • High-speed Internet connection (Ethernet preferable)
  • Google Chrome or FireFox (versions 49+) installed on your computer*

Blackboard Ultra can be accessed on a mobile device. The Blackboard app is available on iOS, Android, and Windows mobile devices. Join the webinar directly from your session link in Canvas — the app will open automatically. Please be sure to use your earbuds or headphones, as your built-in speakers may cause echoes during the recorded session.



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