Contact Us : 800.874.5346 | International: +1 352.375.0772
Contact Us : 800.874.5346 | International: +1 352.375.0772

Why is Gleim CIA the #1 CIA Review Course?



And has trained more CIAs than any other review provider.

Our customer reviews are numerous, and there’s no better way to learn about Gleim CIA than from actual candidates. Read what they have to say about the most widely used CIA review course.

Hear it from the CIAs who succeeded with Gleim!

Whitney Greene, CIA
5 Stars

Not only were the Gleim course materials a great aid in helping me to pass sections 1-3, but the Gleim team was also amazing to work with. From the purchase of my materials and throughout studying, the folks at Gleim were supportive and encouraging. They provided great tips for success and followed up with me regularly to help keep me on target. Great materials and a really great group of folks! Could not have asked for a better experience! 5 Stars.

Stalin Bikram Shahi, CIA, Nepal
5 Stars

I work with a Big 4 firm and to make time for studies was not easy. However, concise and adequate study materials from Gleim made my life easier. With it, I was able to plan smartly with minimum effort. The practice questions gave me the confidence to appear for the exams. And being confident on the day of exam is very important as most of the questions tested are practical scenarios. I would recommend Gleim to my friends if they are planning to sit for CIA exams.

Jean-Louis Vergaert
5 Stars

I passed the 3 parts, on the 1st time, in a total of 5 months part-time studying. The CIA is not child’s play, the questions are tricky, and I would surely not rely on the CIA’s manual or other CIA books which are on sale on Amazon. Gleim’s course is well structured, and the practice of the thousands of multiple choice questions is the key to the success.

Emmanuel Ngumbulu
5 Stars

My experience with the Gleim Review System has been good, it helped me to balance between my work and study time. The study plan was very helpful to keep me on track and get me focused towards achieving my goal of passing my CIA exams. Also, one vital thing was how the Gleim Review System was able to update the review notes to incorporate the new changes after IIA Global issued new changes to the standards and the IPPF. I am thankful that I was able to answer the questions confidently thanks to the Gleim Review System. Moreover, I am thankful to the Gleim review team that assisted me through emails. I have recommended the Gleim Review System to my two friends who are planning to do the CIA exams.

Meenu Minakshi Khanna CIA, CPA, CGMA

Having the online and mobile access to materials allowed me to study on the go, in the car, and while waiting in lines at the grocery store, doctor’s office, or pharmacy. The Gleim Instruct Videos for each section helped to clarify some of the more challenging topics. My personal counselor was always patient, encouraging and supportive over the few years that it took for me to tackle health and family challenges, and helped me to not give up. She helped me keep my CIA goal in sight and always conveyed that it was achievable, along with discussing strategies to make it happen. Her positive attitude kept me striving and finally, I DID IT! Gleim has a winning program and I will encourage anyone to use all the tools available. Just GO FOR IT!

Rachel Linhares

The Gleim Premium Review System contains different ways of studying, therefore I could easily pick the sources that best suited me to be successful. It allows the student to progress at his/her own pace and also to go back to topics later in the study process to review them. I also felt like the system prioritizes what really matters in the CIA exam. I thought I didn’t have the discipline to do self-studying and honestly didn’t know where to start from. Gleim gave me structure and supported me during my studying journey, giving me the feeling that I was always on the right track. Event when I had to stop studying for a while (due to several reasons – work, trips, etc), I felt like I could pick up where I’ve left easily.

Sasha Brayboy, CIA

Thank you Gleim Review System for assisting me in accomplishing something as great as the Certified Internal Auditor Designation!!! The Gleim Review System challenged my understanding, gave me ample material to succeed, and provided multiple resources for effective learning (i.e. Gleim Personal Counselors, multiple choice questions, video lectures, and most importantly, a simulated practice test that prepares you for what to expect during the actual testing environment). One of the greatest benefits to utilizing the Gleim Review System is the ability to continuously use the system until you pass. This includes prompt updates to the system without repurchase or extra fees, and the ability to request extensions on your current program. In the two years that I have used the system, I was able to pass all three parts of the CIA exam. In addition, I have learned so much about my profession that I can use throughout my entire career. Again, THANK YOU Gleim and especially my Personal Counselor for all of your help!

C. Bergeron, CIA

I enjoyed using Gleim to study for my CIA exams. The Gleim material is well detailed and has many tools available : test prep, exam simulation, focus questions, summary, audio and visual presentations. I liked the fact that the Test Prep is timed. I would definitely recommend other CIA candidates to use Gleim rather than any other material. If I would study for any other type of certification offered by Gleim, I would use them again without hesitation. They also offer great service.

Hank K. Nagel, CIA, CIGI, CFE

I appreciated the fact that there were different media formats available in the Gleim CIA Review System. This allows a candidate to make the best use of their time to review the material. The multiple choice questions available in the study sessions/practice exams are extremely helpful in ensuring that a candidate understands the materials. The detailed explanations for incorrect answers was very helpful. The Gleim Study Planner prompted me to stay on-track while pursuing the certification. Additionally, the wide array of multiple choice questions made sure that I understood the material. I have used Gleim accounting related products for over 15 years. When the need arises, I suspect I will use it again.

Angela S., CIA

After purchasing the Gleim CIA Review, I started studying for Part 1 in mid-February and within four months had passed each part of the exam on the first try. The Gleim materials are comprehensive, well-organized, and easy to navigate. The materials provided multiple ways to review the information, including videos, slideshows, and quizzes, as well as the tools to track my progress. The Study Planner is a great accountability tool and the Study Session feature provides immediate feedback to assist the candidate in firmly grasping the concepts presented. I would recommend this system for those who, like me, require more than just a book!


Osama Ahmed
5 Stars

Gleim was recommended to me by CIA qualified colleagues. The course is designed in a manner that enhanced my efficiency during the study hours. Its flexibility helped me greatly in clearing all the three parts of CIA exam in first attempt even when I was short on time due to other commitments(Hint: My own engagement!). The study planner, the multiple choice questions with instant feedback and reference to the relevant study material sub-units, and all the audio, video and text platforms for the study made the exam preparation much easier. Gleim with its multiple learning methods is great for professionals who have to manage work and studies with other duties and I would definitely recommend Gleim for this reason.

Margaritis Vergis
5 Stars

Gleim was an excellent choice to help with my CIA exam preparation. I really liked the study planner and performance reports which helped me monitor my progress throughout my studies. I also liked the availability of mutiple learning methods, from the videos to the audio lectures, which is great for people requiring alternative methods of learning. In addition, the Gleim test bank is unmatched, providing many questions and explanations to help users increase their understanding of the material. I am very satisfied the Gleim Review System, and would recommend the product to anyone!

Zach McCracken, CIA
5 Stars

I made sure to utilize the Gleim Instruct Videos. It made it seem like I was in a classroom again, except I was able to determine the “class time”. Personally, I learn and comprehend material better with practice. Gleim’s vast amount of practice questions greatly facilitated studying and comprehension of the topics. I would absolutely recommend Gleim to others that I know. In fact, that is how I heard about Gleim!

Melanie Spencer, Auditor
5 Stars

In the simplest terms, I LOVE the Gleim learning platform. It is so comprehensive and approachable. It does all the hard work for you and gives you the best opportunity to identify areas where more learning is required. It’s just brilliant.

Melanie Spencer

Ulysses Chong
5 Stars

I found Gleim’s exam preparation material is a lot clearer and more concise than other market offerings. The exam material was concise which allowed for efficient learning. Further, the test bank and exam preparation material were relevant to the actual exam and tested for understanding. With Gleim, I managed to pass all 3 parts of the CIA and the CRMA exams on my first attempt. I hope to see more coverage for other certifications such as IIA CCSA and CRMA. Finally, the Gleim support team was fast and answers my technical support questions well.

Ulysses Chong

Craig Barker

Gleim was a very reliable study system that prepared me to sit for the exams. The online questions were especially helpful. During the exam, I remember thinking how the questions being asked were topics well covered in the Gleim study guide. There are other people in my department getting ready to sit for the CIA exams and I told them I had a very good experience with Gleim.

Musab Alobaidli

I found that the Gleim review system was very helpful for my CIA exam preparation. The materials are well organized and the superb assistance I received during my study was highly valuable. Additionally, it provided me with solid knowledge and stronger self confidence. Gleim will be always my first recommendation for CIA exam preparation. Gleim is my partner in success.

Jodie Hausel, CIA

Not only were the Gleim course materials a great aid in helping me to pass sections 1-3, but the Gleim team was also amazing to work with. From the purchase of my materials and throughout studying, the folks at Gleim were supportive and encouraging. They provided great tips for success and followed up with me regularly to help keep me on target. Great materials and a really great group of folks! Could not have asked for a better experience! 5 Stars.

Sarah Tighe

The Gleim materials helped me pass the exam because they were very comprehensive of all the exam topics. All of the topics I saw on the exam were covered in the text or in multiple choice questions. I appreciated the numerous questions in the test bank, I never felt like I was just memorizing the answer to the questions. I also found the Gleim Instruct Videos to be very helpful. The different outlets to study (read, audio lectures, videos, Personal Counselor, and quizzes) helped me prepare in numerous ways and kept the material interesting. I would highly suggest the Gleim materials. My Personal Counselor was a great resource in my studies and always offered good insight.

Jennifer Louie, CPA, CA, CIA

I think the Gleim CIA Review System is the leading and proven studying option for the CIA exams. It is very comprehensive, well executed, and continuously improved upon by the Gleim team. The entire Gleim experience was essential for me to pass all my CIA exams. The materials are well written with sufficient details. From the beginning, I learned what I already knew and what I needed to work on. Having a personal counselor available for support helped to pull the whole experience together. I appreciated the large database of practice questions and the ability to create different tests. The tools to analyze test results such as understanding why answers are correct/incorrect, being able to ask for further guidance from the Gleim accounting experts, and real-time updates to my performance analysis are all impressive features of Gleim. The Gleim system is a highly recommended studying approach for CIA candidates.

Mercy Harrison-Indome, CIA

The support from the Gleim Team, particularly the personal counselors, makes it a very student-friendly and well-designed study package for the CIA exams. I am sincerely thankful for their unwavering support during my studies. I always got feedback to my queries, providing me with information and assisting me in diverse ways – all without hesitation. I passed all 3 exams at first sitting, within one year. The Gleim study package is excellent. Taking the CIA exams was just like going through one of the Gleim online practice sessions. I have gladly recommended it to others and will continue to do so. Ironically, it was recommended to me by a friend so I suppose Gleim has lived up to its name

5 Stars

Gleim was the best option when researching CIA study materials. The text was easy to follow and practice questions were very helpful. The text covered so much material and the exam seemed to touch upon just a fraction of it. Team members were helpful with suggestions, as well as when I called in before exams. They were able to give me awesome, specific advice on where to focus my efforts for the test. Gleim was very helpful and I wouldn’t have been prepared otherwise.

Parthasarathi Jha
5 Stars

Overall, GLEIM has the best content and material to prepare for the CIA exam. I had used other preparation courses but had failed once in Part 3. Having experienced other Prep Courses, I found it much better and comprehensive. GLIEM helped me to get the grip over my weaker areas and gain confidence for the examination. Gleim has the most comprehensive and nearest possible examination based practice tests. The Video and presentations help a lot to understand the content area in detail and remember. The ablest support I received was from the practice test, which provided me with enough clarity on the nuances of each area and confidence over my preparedness.

Hance Theodore
5 Stars

When I embarked on my journey to obtain the CIA certification, I was immediately faced with a daunting but crucial decision. I had to choose between several course material providers, and after careful research and deliberation, I decided to go with Gleim, which turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made.

Gleim provided me with numerous resources which proved to be invaluable as I progressed through the certification and sat for the exams. The textbooks covered all the necessary areas of the CIA syllabus, and included mini practice questions after each chapter, which helped in determining how much information I retained. I also had access to video and audio lectures to solidify what was read in the text books. I was also assigned a personal counselor who assisted me with study tips and other queries I would have had along the way. However, the most valuable resource in my opinion was Gleim’s impressive test bank and practice exams, which contains numerous practice questions and explanations for incorrect answers.

Having made full use of these resources, I sat for each exam with increasing levels of confidence, which allowed me to pass all three parts of the CIA certification on the first attempt.

I would recommend Gleim to all prospective candidates of the CIA certification as well as CPA, CMA and EA. Should I decide to pursue these other certifications, I would most certainly go with Gleim once again.

Bvs Prathap
5 Stars

My accounting knowledge was very basic, but Gleim’s material provided enough knowledge that I was quite confident in this area for the exam. The test material was accurate and useful in all parts. I am very thankful that Gleim helped me to pass all parts in first attempt, particularly given the fact that I do not have a strong accounting background. I have worked with my personal counselor and she was quite quick with her responses and helped me when I needed most. Your test preparation is your strength. The new methodology is even better with adaptive learning. My advice to all the candidates would be to spend enough time on the adaptive test and the question bank to complete as many questions as possible.

Angela Aspon
5 Stars

I felt the materials helped me fully prepare for the CIA exam. I passed all 3 exams the first time by following exactly what my counselor told me to do. My personal counselor gave me some guidance on what to complete when and it really helped me prepare.

I didn’t have to figure out what to do when and this was nice as I was very busy at the time working, getting my Master’s degree and studying for the exam. I just followed the study plan and completed everything by my due dates for each section and had no issues. The tests are difficult but so are the study exams. I got between 70-80% during my practice exams and was nervous but still passed. One good thing about the exam is that you get immediate feedback after so you don’t have to stress too long. With my personal counselor’s help I was successful and made the best use of my time.

Your success story could be here, too!

If you’re ready to begin your CIA exam journey, we’re ready to help. Check out the course demo and try our Premium CIA Review for yourself!