Certified Manager of Internal Audit. Get Certified

The traditional role of chief audit executives (CAEs) as watchdogs is expanding to include them as business partners or consultants. The CAE must plan, organize, staff, direct, and control the internal audit function. With the Certified Manager of Internal Auditing program, you'll gain the knowledge and skills necessary to lead a team of auditors with confidence and transform the internal audit function into a strategic function. By earning the CMIA certification, you'll demonstrate to your organization and peers that you're committed to maintaining the highest level of performance, standards and ethics.

Format:  Multiple choice | Language: English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese  | Questions: 50 | Duration: 60 minutes | Passing Score: 70 % | Exam mode: online and proctored based | Renewal: After 3 years

Learning System
499.99 CMIA Self-Study Exam Prep
  • Personalized digital books (Newest edition)
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exam, learning activities and resource center (instructor support not included)
  • CMIA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • Study tips and exam techniques
  • Exam cost, not included
294.99 GECB CMIA Certification Exams
  • Your Exam is online and proctored based
  • Use a webcam and a reliable internet connection
  • Take your exam anywhere and anytime
  • Get results immediately
  • Receive your digital badge and share your achievement instantly
  • Use your premium certification right away
  • Access our certification registry anytime for online verification
  • Study materials, not included
649.99 CMIA Learning System + Exam + 2nd Chance
  • CMIA Learning System and exam voucher
  • 2nd Chance Exam (restrictions apply)
  • Digital books, online quizzes and test with immediate feedback
  • Online study tools with quizzes, practice exams, learning activities and resource center
  • CMIA Exam Content Manual (ECM)
  • No additional costs for up 3 years
  • A digital badge and premium certificate
  • Up to 3 years of certification validity (Renewable)


The CMIA is an essential prerequisite for effective entry into senior positions in the internal audit function, from head of internal audit to senior auditors, supervisors and heads of mission.

The program is designed for experienced internal auditors who want to advance their careers to a managerial level. This certification demonstrates that the candidate has the necessary knowledge and skills to lead and manage an internal audit team, develop and implement audit strategies, collaborate effectively and provide valuable services to the organization. The CMIA certification covers advanced topics in internal audit strategic management and requires a strong understanding of international audit best practices.

Why getting certified?

Getting certified as a Certified Manager of Internal Audit (CMIA) offers a range of valuable benefits that can boost your career and enhance your professional capabilities. Here are some compelling reasons to consider obtaining this certification:

  • Recognition of Expertise: CMIA certification demonstrates your advanced knowledge, skills, and experience in internal audit management. It showcases your commitment to excellence and sets you apart as a qualified and credible professional in the field.
  • Career Advancement: CMIA certification can open doors to higher-level positions and greater career opportunities. Many organizations value certified managers of internal audit for leadership roles, as they possess the necessary skills to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and risk management.
  • Competitive Edge: In a competitive job market, having a CMIA certification gives you a distinct advantage over other candidates. Employers seek professionals who have validated their abilities through recognized certifications.
  •  Enhanced Credibility: Earning the CMIA certification boosts your credibility among peers, clients, and stakeholders. It signals that you have met rigorous standards and adhere to best practices in internal audit management.
  •  Global visibility: The CMIA certification allowing you to showcase your expertise on a global scale through your digital badge and certificate accessible and verifiable anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. It can be valuable if you work for multinational organizations or aspire to work internationally.
  • Continuous Learning: Pursuing the CMIA certification involves dedicated study and preparation, enabling you to expand your knowledge base and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the internal audit profession.
  • Professional Network: As a CMIA-certified professional, you gain access to a vast network of fellow GECB certified managers of internal audit. This network can provide valuable support, mentorship, and career opportunities.
  • Industry Standard: The CMIA certification follows industry-leading standards and best practices, ensuring that certified professionals are well-equipped to handle complex internal audit challenges.
  • Organizational Benefits: Employers benefit from having CMIA-certified professionals in their teams. It demonstrates their commitment to excellence in internal audit practices and can enhance the overall effectiveness of their audit function.
  •  Personal Growth: Obtaining the CMIA certification represents a significant achievement in your professional journey. It instills a sense of pride and confidence in your abilities, motivating you to continue growing and contributing to the internal audit profession.

Overall, the CMIA certification is a valuable investment in your career that can lead to increased job satisfaction, improved reputation, higher earning potential, and greater opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for our senior level Certified Manager of Internal Audit, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Holding a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited institution
  • Having a minimum of three (3) years of experience in internal auditing or related fields,
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrating advanced knowledge and skills in internal auditing, such as through Completion of an approved CMIA training program or equivalent education
  • Passing score on the CMIA certification exam.

Pre requisite

  • Being a CSIA certified in good standing OR any other appropriate internal audit certification or training
  • Three (3) or more years of practical experience in internal audit or related field
  • Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GECB portal, but highly recommended.

Application and exam

  • Step 1: Determine your eligibility
  • Step 2: Choose your learning option
  • Step 3: Purchase your CMIA bundle
  • Step 4: Prepare for your exam through self-study or take a GECB-approved preparation course
  • Step 5: Schedule your exam. GECB exams take place 4 times a year, every end of term. Additional windows may be requested by GECB-recognized partners.
  • Step 6: Get certified in case of successful completion and receive your digital badge and certificate
  • Step 8: Shareable and globally accessible: Your digital badges and certificates can be accessed and verified anytime, anywhere, on any device with an internet connection. You can easily showcase your achievements to potential employers, customers or colleagues, enhancing your professional reputation and visibility on a global scale.


Each GECB certificate is valid for three (3) years. To renew your designation, you need to provide proof of a minimum continuing professional development (CPD) and renew your membership to the GECB community of certified professionals by paying the required fees (149 USD). Your certification is then extended for three more years and a new premium digital certificate is issued by the GECB Certification Committee. No need to write the exam again.

2023 Exam Windows

  • March 25 or 31
  • June 24 or 30
  • September 22 or 30
  • December 22 or 30

Learning options for any study style


Ideal for self-starters and those with unpredictable schedules. The self-study option means you can learn on your own anytime, day or night — whatever best accommodates your schedule. The Learning System includes both digital books and access to an online, interactive platform. Contact us.


Ideal for individuals who prefer a structured study environment. Instructor-led classes are offered by approved GECB partners worldwide. These traditional classes combine the Learning System with the guidance of a GECB-recognized instructor and provide valuable peer discussion and networking. Contact us.


Ideal for those who want instructor support but can’t attend classes at a set time. Instructor-supported online classes are offered either through pre-recorded video courses or personalized assistance. You may be assigned one instructor for the duration of your program, but there is no required meeting time, so you can complete assignments on your own schedule. Contact us.

Corporate and group

Ideal for small and large groups for self-study or instructor-led classes. We’ll help you organize groups of self-study or instructor-led classes virtually. Whether participants are local to one site or geographically dispersed, structured learning and online group reporting will help track progress and optimize your training investment. Contact us.

Last modified: Wednesday, 5 July 2023, 7:46 AM