Chartered by Experience (CBE) assessment

Use your experience to achieve Chartered Internal Auditor status.

The experiential route to becoming a Chartered Internal Auditor is available to senior practitioners who can demonstrate their professional competence via a written application and panel interview.

Chartered status enables you to:

  • Use the CMIIA designation
  • Gain the recognition for your contributions to organisational success
  • Become a full voting member of the Chartered IIA
  • Raise the profile and value of your profession
  • Increase your professional confidence

Are you eligible?

Before you apply, check if you’re eligible by answering the following questions.

Q. Are you a member of the Chartered UK and Ireland?

A. If not, you must first join as an affiliate member to become chartered.

Q. Do you meet the eligibility criteria?

A. Candidates should have relevant senior experience and be able to demonstrate adherence to our key competencies.


The application fee to become chartered by experience is £1,835 +VAT*

*Please read the requirements and ensure you meet the eligibility criteria, found here as your application fee is not refundable.

How do I apply for CBE?

Once you've registered as a candidate, please provide the following information as part of your application, using the (Word) templates linked to below:

  • Your candidate statement
  • A sponsor statement
  • Two referee statements from your current or most recent employer: one should be from your line manager, the second can be from another senior representative who has knowledge of your work
  • Your CV
  • Your employer's organisational chart
  • Copies of relevant academic and professional qualifications used to support your application

Please provide all your information at the same time and email it to

Deadlines and timings 

If you are already booked for assessment, here are the key dates that you will need:  

Key dates for September  2021 assessment

Register online for CBE by   6 August 2021
Written application deadline      18 August 2021
Interview shortlist announced 1 September 2021
Panel interviews via a video conference                      20 and 21 September 2021             
Result confirmed 5 October 2021


Key dates for November 2021 assessment

Register online for CBE by   8 October 2021
Written application deadline      20 October 2021
Interview shortlist announced 3 November 2021
Panel interviews via a video conference                      22 and 23 November 2021              
Result confirmed 6 December 2021


How does the application process work?

Once your application is submitted, you must then wait to be 'shortlisted'. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to a panel interview. All interviews are currently being conducted online, using video conferencing software, until further notice.

CBE success stories

“An enhanced sense of professional confidence and the reassurance that both myself and the team are on the right track. It has been acknowledged by the CEO and ARC, who commented that they see it also as a benefit for the company overall.”

Stephen Foster, Senior Vice President Audit & Assurance

Read Stephen’s experience of CBE here.

“I would recommend this to anyone that has come into audit from another senior business or senior finance area/role. To me the reasons for such a move are very clear - it's a really useful process to confirm to others you have the necessary skills and experience, and to confirm to yourself your knowledge of our profession.”

Mark Taylor, VP Operational Audit and Risk

Read Mark’s experience of CBE here.

“The CMIIA designation is a badge I will wear with pride and I would expect that any recruitment consultant would see it as a strong professional endorsement for a chief auditor role.”

Charles Clayton, Group Head of Internal Audit

Read Charles’s experience of CBE here.


See our FAQs for information for information on how to apply for CBE and what to include in your application form.

Information disclosure

Please note: We may provide confirmation of your chartered status to your current or prospective employer if they ask. 

Terms and conditions

If, for any reason, you fail to submit your written application by the published deadline, we may allow you to defer until the next available assessment session. Deferral may be subject to an administration fee.

Please read our full terms and conditions.

Ready to apply?

You can register for your CBE assessment below.

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22 November 2021
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23 November 2021
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