CRMA candidates must meet the following eligibility requirements:
CIA Part 1: The candidate must have successfully completed the requirements and passed Part 1 of the CIA exam. This can be done before, during, or after completion of the CRMA exam, but must be completed before the certification is appointed. Review the requirements for the CIA exam Part 1.
Education : CRMA candidate must have a post-secondary (four-year) degree or higher from an accredited college or university, or a minimum two years of post-secondary education with an accredited organization, plus three years of general business experience.
Character Reference: CRMA candidates must exhibit high moral and professional character and must submit a Character Reference Form signed by a CIA, CCSA, CFSA, CRMA, or the candidate’s supervisor.
Work Experience: CRMA candidates must obtain 24 months of auditing experience or controls-related business experience such as risk management, quality assurance, or CSA. A completed Experience Verification Form is required. Candidates may apply to the program and sit for the exam prior to satisfying the professional experience requirement, but will not be certified until all program requirements have been met.
Ethics: CRMA candidates agree to abide by the Code of Ethics established by The IIA. The code of Ethics is available on The IIA’s Website or by contacting IIA Malaysia’s Secretariat.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE): Upon certification, CRMAs are required to maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments by satisfying CPE requirements.
IIA Membership: Candidates must be individual member of The Institute of Internal Auditors Malaysia and must agree to abide by The IIA’s Code of Ethics, and CRMAs practicing as internal auditors must comply with The IIA’s Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.