ACCA members can apply between 1 August - 10 October (21 August - 30 September in Mainland China) and start preparing for the exam straight away.

  • Fees and package details

    The CIA Challenge Exam bundle is $1,195 USD for IIA members and $1,545 USD for non-IIA members. 

  • What's included?

    The bundle includes:

    • CIA Challenge Exam application fee
    • CIA Challenge Exam registration fee
    • CIA Challenge Exam Study Guide for Qualified CAs / CPAs and practice questions customized for this program
    • Access to the Standards to help you prepare for the exam
  • Eligibility
    • Candidates must be current ACCA members*. Former ACCA members and students are ineligible. Interested individuals should contact ACCA if you are unsure of your current member status and eligibility prior to submitting an application.
    • At this time, the ACCA CIA Challenge Exam is not offered in Cuba, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.
    * IMPORTANT: All fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • How the exam works
    • Comprised of 150 multiple choice questions based on the syllabi.
    • Based off the International Professional Practices Framework and Standards.
    • Expected to take at least three hours to complete.
    • Offered in English only.
    • Based off scaled scoring and a passing score of 600 is required out of 750 points.
    • Developed following best practices with the support of experts and professionals.
  • Timeline and key dates

    ACCA members can apply between 1 August and 10 October (21 August - 30 September in Mainland China) and start preparing for the exam straight away

    Program Timeline

    • Application Window: August - September 2021
    • Registration & Scheduling: All year
    • Testing Windows: February - March 2021, June 2021, November 2021, January 2022, April 2022, July 2022, and November 2022

    Program Timeline for Candidates in Mainland China

    • Application Window: 21 August - 30 September 2021
    • Registration Window: 1 August - 30 September 2021
    • Schedule Window: 1 - 8 November 2021
    • Testing Window: 2 December 2021 at 9:00 a.m. CST only

Image: CIA Challenge Exam - Prove Credibility and Efficiency, from IIA