CIPFA and IIA fast track

Take a fast track route to becoming CIPFA and IIA qualified

As a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) or the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) you can use our fast track routes to dual membership and enhance your skills and career opportunities.

Now available from BHBi

Thanks to a new partnership between CIPFA and training tuition provider BHBi, you can study to gain dual CIPFA and Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) membership, with BHBi.

IIA members to CIPFA qualification

If you are a qualified IIA member you only need to take three CIPFA examinations to gain the CPFA chartered accountant designation. The three modules you would need to take are:

  • Public Service Financial Reporting
  • Financial Management
  • Strategic Public Finance

Please note: IIA members taking this route are exempt from submitting the Practical Experience Portfolio, our work experience requirement.

CIPFA members to IIA qualification

If you are a qualified CIPFA member you can benefit from an accelerated route to gaining chartered internal auditor status and the CMIIA designation, available from BHBi.  Holders of the CPFA designation with a minimum of three years of recent internal audit experience are eligible (conditions apply).

Course modules:

  • Internal Audit Practice (P7 Core Topic Tuition)
  • Risk Assurance and Audit Management (M3)
  • Final case study (M4)
  • Internal Audit Practice (P7 Case Study Workshop)

More information on this fast track route can be found on the BHBi website.  

Why study with BHBI?

BHBi offers both CIPFA and IIA fast track routes to dual membership. BHBi is a world leading specialist training tuition provider with accreditations to deliver qualifications portfolios for major Governing Bodies. BHBi has recently achieved the Leadership Management Wales Quality Award. This mark of quality endorses BHBi leadership and management training and recognises excellence in support of the 'learner journey' for leadership and management development. BHBi was a Finalist in the prestigious UK National Management & Leadership Awards 2013 for Outstanding Training Provider of the Year.

About studying with CIPFA

You can study for dual membership directly with CIPFA, once you have Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) membership.

Standard student registration and membership subscription fees apply, but all exemptions are free of charge on this fast track route. 

See our exemptions page to find out more about exemptions.

Register as a CIPFA student.