Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I receive the cRBIA designation?
Complete the course, study and take the exam that is included for free with the course. Once you pass the exam, you will submit an application (step-by-step details are included in the course) and 3-4 weeks later you will receive your cRBIA designation via e-mail.
Do I need to get other materials or pay anything additional to get the cRBIA designation?
No. Everything you need to get certified is included in the course. There is also no requirement to pay for renewal of the cRBIA designation. Once you obtain it, you can use the designation for life.
What if I don't pass the cRBIA exam?
You need to get a 70% or better score to pass the cRBIA exam. If you don't pass the exam, you can take it again as many times as you need until you pass.
How good is the cRBIA professional designation?
The cRBIA professional designation was created by one of the leading world experts in risk-based internal auditing, is backed by cRisk Academy - the largest on-demand and webinar training provider for internal auditors, and is accredited by the International Certifications Organization, so you know you are getting a quality professional designation.
What is the format of the course?
This is a video lecture format course, so you can listen to the lectures as if you were in an in-person course. There is a participant workbook for taking notes and preparing for the exam.
How does the cRBIA compare with the CIA?
The CIA is a 3-part exam certification that typically requires 1-2+ years to complete. The CIA focus is on teaching individuals to audit based on Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) standards (2 exams) and basic information about topics internal auditors should have a basic understanding (1 exam). The cRBIA focus is on teaching individuals the practical step-by-step process for understanding and identifying audit engagements focused on the performance, risk and compliance items that represent the greatest exposure to your organization NOT achieving its key objectives. You learn how to align you audit plan with key objectives, so you are focusing and aligning on the areas management is most concerned with, helping you feel valued and appreciated.
How does the cRBIA compare with the CRMA?
The CRMA is a 2-part exam certification that focuses on teaching individuals to audit based on Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) standards (1 exam) and information about how to provide assurance on risk management functions (1 exam). The cRBIA teaches basic principles of risk management and the COSO ERM, ISO 31000 and OCEG models, so you can understand and speak the various risk management languages. In addition you learn how to design a risk-based audit plan focused on the significant exposures in performance, risk and compliance areas that may stop your organization from achieving its objectives.
Do CPE hours for the cRBIA course quality for NASBA?
cRisk Academy is not a member the NASBA national registry. We find that 99% of professionals do not require NASBA CPE (unless they are a Certified Public Accountant (CPAs) in a few states in the USA) and our training certificates are accepted by almost all organizations for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.
How many continuing professional education (CPE) hours are available for the course.
The Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor course qualified for 28 hours of continuing professional education for the topic of auditing and self-study.