Students may benefit from having access to the International Federation of Accountants' (IFAC) online Handbook of International Quality Control, Auditing, Review, Other Assurance and Related Services Pronouncements, 2016-2017, which can be obtained from the IFAC website.
You can apply online for this qualification at any time. When you have paid by credit card, you will get access to the online course and assessments for six months. Typically, a student should take 25 hours to work through the course.
If you are an ACCA member, studying for CertIA can count towards your CPD and may fully meet your 40 unit CPD requirement for one year. Also, remember you can carry forward up to 21 verifiable units to the following CPD year too.
The certificate is assessed by a one hour exam with multiple-choice questions. There are 30 multiple-choice questions based on the syllabus and the pass mark is 50%.
Please note that if you fail on your first attempt you will have two further attempts to re-sit this assessment, but you must pass the assessment within six months of initially accessing the online course.
Should you fail after three attempts, you will need to pay another registration fee which will allow you another three attempts to pass the assessment.