About QIAL Program

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About QIAL Program

The QIAL certification demonstrates your internal audit, ethical and organizational skills and is a premier designation for executives in internal auditing.

The QIAL proves to stakeholders your ability to manage quality internal audit activities and provides assurance to the board and senior management.

Roadmap to earn the QIAL Charter

Steps to certification

  • Step 1: Apply
  • Step 2: Test
  • Step 3: Become certified

Once you become certified, you will need to maintain your certification by earning and reporting annual CPE.

Course Overview

Innovation and change

Advise and identify opportunities for innovation to achieve organization success and strategic advantage. Provide advisory services and assurances relative to organizational change initiatives that ensure lasting and successful outcomes.

Emerging risk

Maintain awareness of present and future risks in internal and external environments. Provide advisory services and assurance which enable organizations to manage present and future risks.

Leading-edge practice in internal audit

Maintain cognizance of advancements in practice of internal auditing on a professional level. Elevate internal audit effectiveness through proactive adoption of innovations.

Communication skills

Express and organize ideas, customize messages for the audience, employ grammar correctly so that the meaning is clear, and use technical terminology in a consistent and correct way.

Pricing Structure

  Member Non-member
Application Fee US $250 US $300
​Case Study or PPE Unit 1 US $450 US $600
​Case Study or PPE Unit 2 US $450 US $600
​Case Study or PPE Unit 3 US $450​ ​​US $600
Presentation US $950 US $1,150​
Interview US $1,450 US $1,750​
Exam scoring

Exam scoring

Assessors will make use of a detailed scoring rubric for the presentation and the panel interview. The two are scored separately. A sample of presentations and interviews is selected for moderation. Moderation entails the process of sampling and second-marking by an independent assessor to make sure of consistency and standardization.