Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL) Steps to Achievement and Methodology
QIAL Steps to Achievement
As a QIAL candidate you will select the pathway that aligns with where you are on your career journey.
You will make a presentation based upon case information provided to you or your own unique experiences. The knowledge and skills you develop are directly linked to The IIA’s latest Competency Framework. You can schedule your in-person session by contacting QIAL@theiia.org. To view in-person session availability dates and locations, visit the QIAL home page.
|Three Case Studies
||Candidates critically analyze one task per case study consisting of an extensive set of complex information, and produce a written response providing penetrating insights for a senior-level audience.
||3–4 hours per case study
|Portfolio of Professional Experience
||Experienced AEs may opt to replace the three case-study exams and document their own professional experience with supporting evidence.
||Candidates present to a senior-level panel on a set topic followed by a question and answer session.
||A panel interview draws upon personal and professional experience.
To learn more about the QIAL exam content, please download the QIAL Syllabus here.
QIAL Study Resources
The Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA‒United Kingdom and Ireland) has developed a QIAL online study system that combines user-friendly functionality with access to study texts, case studies, and other resources, such as podcasts and a collaborative “wiki.”
- You will have access to a tutor who will assist you in your preferred areas of study. You can contact your tutor with questions.
- The learning resources are interactive. Podcasts, videos, and case studies will make learning stimulating, rather than a chore.
- You can contact other QIAL students via online forums to share and discuss ideas and issues.
- The learning system offers the flexibility to study on your own schedule.
Click here to access the QIAL study materials.