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Free CIA Exam Study Materials

Free Resources for the CIA exam

Free CIA Exam Study Materials

Looking for a great way to save money while studying for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) exam? Make use of free CIA study materials! After all, your money is better spent on required CIA exam fees!

Keep reading to learn about some of the best free CIA exam review materials and how to use them.

Where to Find Free CIA Study Materials

Some of the items below require a free Gleim account to access but will help prepare you for CIA exam success. Use the links listed here to explore these free CIA exam resources now, or keep reading to learn more about their benefits.

How to Use Free CIA Study Materials

These resources will not replace your CIA exam prep. You should still find the right CIA review course for you so that you have everything you need to pass. However, you can use these materials to learn more about the exam and inform your review course decision. We’ll explain the components and uses of these materials so you can make the most of them.

CIA Exam Guide

Our free study guide covers everything you need to know about the Certified Internal Auditor exam, including:

  • Certification requirements
  • Exam fees
  • Pass rates
  • Exam structure
  • Exam content
  • Exam registration
  • Exam scheduling
  • Testing locations
  • Study plans
  • Exam questions
  • Time management
  • Test day

This guide helps you plan for success by outlining the process of applying for, preparing for, and passing the exam. It will take you from day 1 to exam day, so read it throughout your entire exam journey.


CIA Course Demo

When you’re ready to experience our adaptive CIA Review, sign up for the free Gleim course demo. It grants 18 months of access to an entire study unit from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our Premium CIA Review. As soon as you log in, our SmartAdapt™ technology starts assessing your strengths and weaknesses with a quick study session. SmartAdapt then recommends a personalized path toward mastering each of your troublesome exam topics. Our comprehensive content outlines, video lectures, and audio lectures join forces with the most realistic test bank on the market to prepare you for every type of exam question. With this eye-opening glimpse into the best adaptive exam prep available, you’ll see for yourself how Gleim has helped more CIAs pass the exam than any other provider.

CIA Exam Questions

Gleim CIA Review also supplies candidates with free practice questions for each exam part. These questions reveal your strengths and weaknesses with the exam content by demonstrating how hard the CIA exam can be. You can see where to focus your studies when you review the detailed answer explanations and topical score breakdown included with these questions. Our free practice questions also provide a very true-to-life first impression of the exam format and functionality, as they recreate the Pearson VUE testing environment as much as possible. Try 40 practice questions from each exam part, and when you’re ready for more, use the Gleim CIA Test Bank.

CIA Webinars and Videos

The free stuff from Gleim also comprises hot topic webinars and videos. Our certified accountants and auditors and professional educators present lectures and host discussions that will help you become a CIA. You can register for upcoming live webinars or access recordings of previous webinars. You’ll also be able to access our library of free videos led by professors to help you master difficult accounting and auditing topics.

These engaging and informative CIA webinars are perfect for a future CIA who wants to dive deeper into internal audit topics like ISO 31000, Project Management, and many other topics. These videos and webinars also feature our exam experts to help provide guidance and exam strategies to pass the CIA exam. Turn on these videos for a new convenient study session that promises faster and longer information retention.

CIA Exam Syllabus Opens in new window

The IIA builds the CIA exam using a syllabus and publishes it for candidates and review providers to see. The syllabus communicates what will be on the exam, how the content coverage will be distributed, and at what level each concept will be tested. You can also find question counts and scoring weights here. Though the syllabus breaks down the content for each exam part into domains and topics, they are not specific enough to replace a CIA review course. Instead, use the CIA Exam Syllabus Opens in new window as a high-level guide to understanding the exam’s expectations of what an internal auditor needs to know to become certified.

IIA Sample Questions Opens in new window

The IIA provides free sample CIA exam questions and answers that will help you understand the types of questions you can expect to see on each exam part.

Free Pearson VUE Demo Opens in new window

In response to the global COVID-19 pandemic, The IIA has partnered with Pearson VUE to offer online testing for CIA exams. Pearson VUE offers a brief demonstration of their exam interface. It includes tools that will be available on the computer-based test. Online testing allows CIA candidates to take their exams in the safety of their own homes. Use the online demo to get comfortable with the interface before exam day!

The Best CIA Exam Prep

Once you’ve learned all about the exam from these complimentary CIA materials, you’ll be ready to start studying with a review course. As our cost-free content proves, Gleim CIA Review is here to help you pass with comprehensive resources and award-winning candidate support. See for yourself how well our CIA Review will prepare you!