Surgent's IA Module 1: Gateway to Excellence in Internal Auditing: A Vital Introduction and Orientation to the Profession (IAM1)

  • Wednesday, January 29, 2020 – Friday, April 30, 2021

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This program provides an essential and engaging introduction to the internal audit profession, a primer on current, major internal audit guidance / standards for staff level personnel, and a value adding refresher and reinforcer for more seasoned personnel and management. Designed for internal audit professionals at all levels, consultants providing internal audit outsourcing or co-sourcing services, and external auditors (CPAs) who also provide such services and/ or place significant reliance on the work of internal auditors during the conduct of audit engagements. This course acts as a launching pad for Surgent's comprehensive internal audit curriculum, equipping participants with a critical internal audit reference foundation for ongoing growth! It is crucial for internal auditors to develop a balanced, big picture AND detail-oriented understanding, perspective, and approach to their work. This session is instrumental in helping internal audit professionals do just that!


  • Gain appreciation of the Internal Audit profession and its history, evolution and growth
  • Clarify the Major Roles and Impact of The IIA for Internal Auditors, Internal Audit Activities, and the profession at large
  • Develop foundational understanding of the IPPF for Internal Auditors
  • Identify the critical value adding Mission of Internal Auditing and other select key governance elements that ultimately provide the framework for successful, high quality internal audit activities
  • Expand knowledge of essential Internal Audit professional guidance and standards  


  • Introduction to the Internal Audit Profession
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) Overview
  • International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF)
  • The Vital Mission of Internal Auditing
  • Essential Internal Audit Guidance / Standards Primer

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Designed For

Internal audit professionals (in-house and out/co-sourced) at all levels



Advanced Preparation



4.00 Auditing


Experience/interest in or general knowledge of internal auditing

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