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Certified Internal Auditor

Prepare to take the CIA exam and earn the CIA designation.

In partnership with the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), the Glasscock School is offering a three-part, live, instructor-led online Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) training program to help prepare you to take the CIA exam and earn the CIA designation.

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  • 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 programs

Certified Internal Auditor is a three-part, live-instructor led online course.

Why choose an online course?

  • Offered entirely online
  • Live instruction
  • Class recordings are made available in video (MP4) format

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

The estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) Program is $2,585. This includes the course tuition ($2,065) and the cost of books ($520).

Fee includes most recent edition of IIA’s CIA Learning System®

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance information can be found on Rice Financial Aid's Visiting and Continuing Education Students page.

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.

Information for CPAs

The Glasscock School of Continuing Studies is a Registered CPE Course Provider.

We have registered with the Texas State Board of Accountancy (Registration no. 600) to meet the requirements of the continuing professional education rules covering maintenance of attendance records, retention of program outlines, qualifications of instructors, program content, physical facilities and length of class hours. This registration agreement does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of the program or its contribution to the professional competence of the licensee.

Rice University is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Required Equipment

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 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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