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Professional Training Programs (PTP) are offered by the Academy as part of the learning pathway for Internal Auditors. These ascending qualifications are stepping stones in the Internal Auditor's career path, which indicate that the individual is equipped to competently perform at a particular level.


Programs are founded on the International Competency Framework for Internal Auditing and the qualifications in which the designation have been founded have been registered with the South African Qualifications Authority. These programs are preferred as precursors to the global Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) qualification.


Professional Training Programs - comparable to "articles' or "training contracts" in other professions - are work-based learning programs, which usually consists of two elements:


  • An education component supplementary to the workplace training facilitated by the IIA SA, which consists of several days' focused instruction spread over time to ensure minimum disruption of the normal working hours, and
  • An experience component (workplace implementation of principles learned). Candidates are issued a Training Log Book and assigned mentors within their organisations to gather evidence of competence.

The IIA SA appoints qualified assessors, who conduct the final assessment of candidates, to ensure quality and adjudge competency before awarding the relevant qualifications and designations.


The Academy offers two professional training programs, namely:


  • Internal Audit Technician (IAT) – This is the first level qualification that all
    internal auditors entering the profession should obtain. An IAT should be able
    to perform routine audit tasks, execute audit programmes, prepare work papers
    and draft audit findings.
  • General Internal Auditor (GIA) – is the next step in the career path and is a supervisory level qualification. A GIA should be able to perform some senior and supervisory tasks, and conduct multiple audit duties. These include budgeting, planning, audit program preparation, scheduling, staff monitoring, completion of special projects with little supervision, and preparation of audit reports.

These qualifications underpin designations that are awarded by the IIASA. Designations are the official recognition by a professional body of the abilities of its members - 'badges' of competence and integrity.

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