Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the Mefford CIA® Review Course.  If you can't find answers to your questions below, please feel free to Contact Us so we can provide you with a direct answer.

You can find answers to most of your questions about the CIA® exam and how to get certified through the IIA's website at:

  • q-iconWhat is included with the Mefford CIA® Review Course?

    With the Mefford CIA® Review Course you get: Pre-recorded video lectures on all of the topics covered in each part of the CIA® Exam, One-year on-line access to The IIA’s CIA Learning System® (a $325 value per exam part), The IIA CIA Learning System® books and e-books,  Opportunity for one-on-one coaching from Jason Mefford.

  • q-iconHow soon can I start studying?

    You can start studying as soon as you purchase the course.  You will have instant access to the recorded video lectures.  Your on-line access to the IIA’s CIA Learning System® and the hard copy materials will be available within 1 to 2 weeks, based on shipping.

  • q-iconWhat is the IIA Practitioner Program?

    The Internal Audit Practitioner program is offered by The IIA and provides separate recognition and status for candidates who successfully complete and pass the CIA® Part One exam.

  • q-iconIf I want to get the one-on-one coaching option, how do I do that?

    You can purchase a one-on-one coaching options for each part of the exam course you purchase.  This allows you access to one-on-one coaching by Jason Mefford that helps you track your progress, and provide encouragement during your study.  Individuals who also purchase the additional coaching option will have the ability to discuss topics directly with the instructor and participate in Q&A webinars.

  • q-iconWhat does the CIA® Exam consist of?

    The CIA® exam is made up of three different parts: Part 1 – Internal Audit Basics; Part 2 – Internal Audit Practices; Part 3 – Internal Audit Knowledge.  More information about the topics included on each part of the exam can be seen by clicking on the part in the menu bar.

  • q-iconHow do I take the CIA® exam?

    Similar to other accounting designations such as the CPA and CMA, the CIA® exam is 100% computerized. Candidates take the exam in the 500+ Pearson VUE centers around the world. The registration and tracking of candidates’ process is done in a management system called the CCMS.

  • q-iconHow do I get more information about the CIA® exam?

    You can learn more about the CIA® exam as part of the course.  You can also find out more information about the exam through the IIA’s website at:

  • q-iconWhat is included in the IIA's CIA Learning System®?

    Please take a look at The IIA Learning System page that should answer most of your questions about this valuable tool that is included as part of the course (a $325 value per exam part). For more information about the IIA’s CIA Learning System, you can also visit:

  • q-iconWhat if I already have The IIA's CIA® Learning System?

    If you have a current license for The IIA’s CIA® Learning System, just let us know through the Contact Us page.  Please provide us with the e-mail and username, and once we confirm you have an active license with The IIA, we can provide you with a coupon code to reduce the price of the Mefford CIA® Review Course by our cost of the materials.  Our license with The IIA requires us to confirm everyone taking the course has a current license.

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