Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Nigeria

Frequently Asked Questions

i) IIA Nigeria is the Institute of Internal Auditors Nigeria
ii) It is the Nigerian chapter of the Global Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) –  the world’s leading institute in internal audit education and certification
iii) IIA Global administers and develops its members through the local chapters, in the case of Nigeria, IIA Nigeria.

i) Opportunity to belong to a Global body of internal auditors
ii) Access to resources that would enhance your job performance
iii) Networking opportunities both locally and internationally
iv) Opportunity to acquire a designation that is internationally recognised.

i) Request form from or download form from

ii) Pay N50,000 into: A/c Name: Institute of Internal Auditors Nigeria.

Bank: UBA, A/c No.: 1002697805 or Zenith Bank Plc, A/c No.: 1013031416

iii) Fill the form and submit to along with relevant credentials as well as evidence of payment.

i) You must have had a minimum of university degree or its equivalent.
ii) Practicing professional in risk, control, assurance, compliance, governance, information technology or related industries.

Prior to certification, you can join under the following membership categories:

i) Member – For individuals who are engaged in audit related activity in the workplace
ii) Education member – For individuals who are engaged in fulltime audit related education.

i) Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) – Effective July 1, 2013, the new syllabus commenced and it is now 3 parts.
ii) Specialty certifications:
– Certification in Control Self Assessment (CCSA) – 1 Exam
– Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) -1 Exam
– Certified Financial Service Auditor (CFSA) – 1 stage
– Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) – 1 Exam

The exam is now 3 parts only and credit recognition for other certifications does not apply anymore.

They are all multiple choice questions, Computer Based Testing (CBT).

Payment for examination can be made through credit/debit cards (preferred), Cheque and wire transfer. Authorized examination fee per certification/part is available on the portal.

Examination can be written any time at any accredited CBT center closest to you, subject to your scheduling. Please contact the IIA Nigeria Secretariat for advice on available centers. However, members can get these resources directly from IIA Nigeria Secretariat at great discount.

An IIA certification examination is a self-study exam and does not require a prescribed curriculum. You may choose your own method of preparing for the exam i.e. you determine the method(s) in which you need to prepare for the exam. A variety of independent third-party providers offer exam review courses. This service (review courses) is being provided onsite by IIA Nigeria at a fee. Various exam review manuals and software programs are available and may be ordered through The IIA Research Foundation Bookstore or directly from the IIA Nigeria Secretariat at discounted rate.

The IIA provides a limited number of sample exam questions (with answers) to give candidates an understanding of the types of questions that typically appear on the exam. For more information, visit

Secretariat: 8A, Reeve Road, Off Glover Road, Ikoyi. Lagos
Tel: +234 703 678 8269