The IIA is
committed to providing a clearly defined, professionally relevant suite of
global certifications to support internal auditors as they progress through
Due to the
ongoing challenges faced by the IIA related to the QIAL program, IIA Global recently
conducted a global market study and sought input about the QIAL program and the
internal audit leadership development program. The resounding conclusion of
this research is that we must focus on the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®)
as our profession’s essential certification. As a result, the Global Board
approved a resolution to discontinue the QIAL®.
If you currently hold an active QIAL certification, your designation will:
- Remain valid.
- Be supported by The IIA
- Continue to demonstrate your
acumen when you report annual continued professional education (CPE)
In-Process Candidates If you have applied for and are currently in the process of obtaining your QIAL, we encourage you to continue your efforts and obtain your certification.
If you choose to continue the journey, you will have until 31 December 2022 to complete the program. Once you earn the certification, it will remain a valid designation supported and recognized by The IIA as long as you earn and report the necessary continuing professional education (CPE) hours each year. In-Process candidates may inquire about their program be emailing QIAL@Theiia.org directly.