Updated CRMA Program: Launch Dates and 2021 CRMA Beta Test

To keep pace with the dynamic global risk arena, The IIA will be relaunching its Certification in Risk Management Assurance® (CRMA®) exam in 2021 to reflect the in-depth organizational knowledge and advanced skill sets required to succeed in risk management assurance.

The revised CRMA is positioned as a career pathway for internal auditors after they have achieved the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®) designation. To accomplish this, key changes have been made to the CRMA exam that include:

  • All questions are now at proficient level.
  • Advanced question formats.
  • Extended seat time for the exam.

In addition to the above exam updates, the required work experience is more robust. The collective effect of these changes further aligns the CIA and CRMA, empowering practitioners to showcase their advanced risk management assurance acumen.

Candidates who have been approved for the current CRMA program, please view the CRMA Revision Handbook to learn how the changes impact you.

2021 CRMA Beta Testing

The IIA welcomes active CIA certification holders to be among the first to test the new exam by applying for the CRMA beta test. Participants in the beta test will enjoy a free application and a significantly reduced exam registration fee of $90 USD (versus standard pricing of $445 USD for IIA members/$580 USD for nonmembers)*.

Take advantage of this limited time opportunity to earn the CRMA at a reduced price through the 2021 CRMA Beta Test. Learn more

The application for the updated CRMA program will be available on 1 April 2021.

Visit the Updated CRMA program webpage for details about the updated program, timeline, and beta testing.

The IIA Bookstore recently released the new CRMA Exam Study Guide and Practice Questions, 2nd Edition, the comprehensive review material you need to prepare for the updated CRMA exam. Order today at IIA Bookstore.

*The reduced exam registration fee is only available to the first 200 candidates approved for the beta test. Candidates who are approved after the threshold of 200 is met may still register and will be offered the option to remit the standard exam registration fee based on membership status.

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