Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) to be introduced in the UK and Ireland.
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors has recently reached agreement with IIA Global on the introduction of its new Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) and the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) into the UK and Ireland.
The new qualifications will replace the current IIA Diploma and IIA Advanced Diploma. Chartered Internal Auditor status (CMIIA) will be awarded to those who have successfully completed the formal examinations for the Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership.
The CIA and QIAL will be introduced from 22 June 2015. Current Diploma and Advanced Diploma students will have a three year period in which to complete their studies but no new registrations for these qualifications will be possible after June.
While Chartered Internal Auditor status will remain, the changes will mean that the current ‘fast-track’ pathway arrangement for ACCA members to do the IIA Diploma and Advanced Diploma will no longer be available.