COSO Internal Control Certificate training

COSO has developed a certificate for the application of the Internal Control-Integrated Framework. COSO has also determined exam requirements. IIA Global has developed a training program that educates in taking the exam. Participation in the exam is only possible via a sponsoring partner. IIA is the only internationally active partner.

Bob Hirth: "I believe the Certificate provides great value to risk and control professionals including chief audit executives (CAEs) looking to enhance their staffs’ qualifications. The goal of the online learning component is to introduce key Framework concepts to participants and to start them thinking about it in the context of their organizations.”

The training concludes with an online exam. If this test is concluded with a positive result, the participant receives a COSO Internal Control Certificate.

Course Description
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Designing and implementing an effective system of internal control can be challenging, and adapting to rapidly changing business models, new technologies, or globalization requires that system to be agile. An internal control system requires the use of judgment to monitor and assess its effectiveness, and it must provide insight on the application of controls. The new Certificate, through a blend of self-paced learning and digital classroom training, offers you a unique opportunity to develop an expertise in designing, implementing, and conducting an internal control system. This 25 credit program takes you through the Framework from start to finish and, through the use of real-world scenarios, allows you to:

  • Understand the principles-based approach.
  • Identify and analyze risks
  • Develop confidence in the internal control system
  • Learn from experts and share your experiences with your peers

Upon completion of the self-study course and the in-person training, you’ll be eligible to sit for the exam and earn your certificate.

Charles E. Landes, CPA, vice president of professional standards and services for the AICPA: "A competency-based certificate on COSO's updated internal control framework shows the profession's commitment to enhancing quality in its programs. It's an ideal way to demonstrate proficiency and expertise for staff, consultants and others who play a role in this critical area."

Additional Information
Note: Two pre-work self-study courses are required to be completed prior to the start of the in-person training. Access to the pre-work is provided 7–10 business days before the start of the in-person training.

The goal of the online learning component is to provide an introduction to key concepts of the Framework and to allow you to begin thinking about the Framework in the context of your own entity. It covers a variety of topics including types of objectives, components of internal control, principles and points of focus, roles and responsibilities, and limitations of internal control. Examples are provided throughout the learning to illustrate the concepts presented.

21, 22, 23, 24 and November 25


Price members/non-members
€1800,- / €1900,-

CPE Credits
21 CPE credits + 4 CPE credits for AICPA CPE Certificate upon completion

Target audience
Experienced auditors, Chief Audit Executives and colleagues in related functions.

Number of participants
Between 5 and 14 participants


Drs. Marinus de Pooter RA CMA CFM CIA CRMA is independently established as interim manager, advisor and trainer. He has extensive international management and consulting experience in governance, risk management, compliance, internal audit and finance. He regularly provides training, seminars and guest lectures in these fields.

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