Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)

Changes to CIA Program Eligibility and Exam Retake Windows Effective September 1, 2019

“To align with the three-part CIA exam, the CIA program eligibility window has been adjusted from 4 years to 3 years. This reflects the amount of time typically required to complete the certification process. Candidates who are already approved into the program prior to September 1, 2019 will maintain a 4-year program window. Candidates approved into the program on or after September 1, 2019 will have 3 years to complete the program. Candidates can still request a one-year extension.

In addition, effective September 1, 2019, the waiting period to retake an exam will be shortened from 90 to 60 days. As long as it is still within the program eligibility window, candidates can retake the exam after waiting 60 days.”

Source: The IIA

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CIA Part 3 Textbook Update July 2019

The CIA Part 3 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. This update made some changes to Section IV to synchronize the textbook with the new 2019 CIA Part 3 Videos. It is not necessary to re-study any topics already studied, but if possible we do recommend switching to the new textbook to continue studying.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

The Only Question You Need to Answer to Pass the Exam

There is one question that you must be able to answer correctly in order to pass a professional exam. If you can answer this question correctly, you will pass the exam. If you cannot answer this question correctly, it is very unlikely that you will pass. Watch the video to find out the question!


So, before you start preparing for any question that is going to be on the exam, make certain you can first answer the question of why you are studying. Why are you studying?

CIA Part 2 Textbook Update April 2019

The CIA Part 2 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new book. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

Section I

Page 57: Added Standard 2120: Risk Management.

Section III

Page 120: Added more discussion of liquidity ratios and working capital.

Page 132: Added topic “Review of the Working Papers.”

Section IV

Page 152: Added more points from PA 2440-2 on whistleblowing.

Page 154: Added discussion of Standard 2600 on the acceptance of risks.

Page 155: Added PA 2060-1: Reporting to Senior Management and the Board and a discussion monitoring engagement outcomes.

My Studies Video Display Updates April 2019

HOCK is pleased to announce two new features for our CMA, CPA, and CIA videos in My Studies:

  1. Check marks will now appear on the button for each video after it is watched completely. The buttons will also turn from green to gray as another visual indicator of completion.
  2. The last time a video was watched shows underneath the name of each video.

These new features are live in My Studies and incorporate video data going back to 2013 when HOCK first launched our videos.

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CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online Now Shows All Incorrect Answer Explanations

HOCK is known for its complete and detailed study materials, and the explanations for all of the correct and incorrect answers in our question bank are equally comprehensive. Our CMA and CIA ExamSuccess Online platforms now both show the full explanations for all answer choices, not just for the correct answer and, if answered incorrectly, the chosen incorrect answer.

The update is online and available immediately for all new ExamSuccess Study, Re-Study, Review, and Exam Sessions. Sessions already completed will not have the history / results updated and will still show only the explanations for the correct and, if applicable, incorrect answer choice.

CIA Part 3 Textbook Update March 2019

The CIA Part 3 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new book. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

Section I

Page 74: Added discussion of big data, types of data, and the four V’s of data.

Section II

Pages 83-84: Added examples of and audit considerations for input, processing, and output controls.

Pages 89-90: Added details about privacy risks and privacy audits.

Page 93: Added a description of brute force password attacks.

Section III

Page 104: Added information about private browsing, XML, and XBRL.

Page 106: Added discussion of Software as a Service (SaaS).

Page 118: Added a definition of business continuity and elements of a business continuity plan.

Page 119: Consolidated two different lists with elements of a disaster recovery plan into a single list.

IIA Offers CIA Application Fee Waiver Through March 31st, 2019

If you have been thinking about studying for the CIA exams, now is the perfect time to start. Through March 31st, the IIA is waiving the application fee (up to a $230 US value) for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. Visit the the IIA site for more information or access CCMS to apply. To qualify, applications must be submitted by March 31st.

HOCK offers a complete suite of CIA Exam Preparation with textbooks, flash cards, videos, study questions, and much more, with 20% off during March. Please contact us if you have any questions about the CIA certification or the HOCK CIA exam prep.

CIA Mobile App Update for the 2019 CIA Exams Now Available

HOCK is pleased to announce that the HOCK CIA App by Appitur® has been updated for the 2019 CIA exams. All HOCK students who have the CIA Parts 1, 2, or 3 Review can access the updated App by logging in inside the App with their HOCK My Studies email and password.

Learn more about the HOCK CIA App and if you have any questions about the materials or the exams, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be glad to help.

CIA Part 1 Textbook Update January 2019

The CIA Part 1 Textbook has been updated, and the new files are available for current students to download in My Studies. The significant changes are listed below including page numbers in the new book. If you have any questions about these changes, please contact us and we will be glad to assist you.

You can also learn more about the HOCK CIA Textbooks and other exam prep materials if you are not already a HOCK student.

Section III

Page 31: Added lists of the knowledge and skills that an internal auditor should have.

Section V

Pages 47-50: Additional discussion about governance, the Board of Directors, and managing stakeholders with regards to governance.

Page 52: Small topic added about the governance process relationship with risk and control.

Pages 57-58: The IAA’s role as an ethics advocate and what is included in a code of conduct.

Page 60: A list of the main aspects of ISO 26000.

Page 61: Added a discussion about the Pyramid of Social Responsibility.

Pages 67-70: Detailed descriptions of risk appetite, risk tolerance, risk capacity, and the influences on a company’s risk appetite.

Page 101: New lists cover the benefits and limitations of internal controls.

Pages 105-106: Added discussion about the segregation of duties along with some examples.

Appendices

Page 152-153: Appendix D added with a sample code of conduct. Previous Appendix D is now Appendix E.