AFI118CIA Exam Part 1 Prep Course


This course aims to provide participants complete knowledge and skills needed to attempt the CIA Part 1 Exam. The course is specifically designed to reinforce all critical topics covered in the exam. The course will build fundamental understanding of key concepts ensuring participants can handle all type of exam questions.


Course Fee SGD 800
Course Duration 2 Day
Course Timing 9:00am - 5:00pm
Course Venue 190 Clemenceau Avenue
SDF Approved NA
Skills Future Credit NA
Upcoming Courses

This course aims to provide participants complete knowledge and skills needed to attempt CIA Part 1 Exam. The course is specifically designed to reinforce all critical topics cover in the exam. The course will build fundamental understanding to key concepts ensuring participants can handle all type of exam questions. Most importantly, participants will build exam-confidence by familiarize with the format and style of the exam through thorough practicing of exam questions. The participants will also learn real-life auditing scenarios so that their knowledge base is also can be applied in actual internal audit work.

During the course, the participant will have chance to understand the concept of key topics, practice exam questions, acquire the tips to handle test questions, and will receive a printed course material and have access to question banks. In this course, key concepts and historically often tested areas, real-life practical application and practice questions will be covered.

To be recognized as a competent internal auditor, CIA is the certificate every internal auditors need to acquire. Of course, there are many internal auditors out there are performing well without such credential. But there is always a question whether you know your stuff. Taking CIA part 1 exam is the first and important step toward being a qualified internal auditor.

In line with the change in the CIA exam syllabus in 2019, this course will offer a revised holistic and structured training course to prepare participants for the exam. Starting Jan 2019, IIA Global change the syllabi of CIA exam. Part of the exam modifications involved redistributing the content between each part to minimize overlap, and in the process, the number of content areas in Part 1 doubled from 3 to 6. The topic covered and the coverage % are stated below.

I. Foundations of Internal Auditing 15% II. Independence and Objectivity 15% III. Proficiency and Due Professional Care 18% IV. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program 7% V. Governance, Risk Management, and Control 35% VI. Fraud Risks 10%

Programme Outline 1. Foundations of Internal Auditing
a. Definition of Internal Audit b. Internal Audit Charter c. Difference between Assurance and Consulting Services d. IIA Code of Ethics

  1. Independence and Objectivity a. Organization Independence b. Impairment of Independence c. Maintaining Objectivity d. Policy that promote Objectivity

  2. Proficiency and Due Professional Care
    a. Skills, Knowledge and competencies b. Due professional care c. Continuous Professional Development

  3. Quality Assurance and Improvement Program a. Elements of Quality Assurance and Improvement b. Reporting of Quality and Assurance to Board c. Disclosure of conformance and nonconformance

  4. Governance, Risk Management, and Control a. Conflict of Organizational Governance b. Impact of Organizational culture c. Organizational Ethics and Compliance issues d. Corporate Social Responsibility e. Fundamental of Risk and Risk Management f. Risk Management Framework (COSO, ERM, ISO31000) g. Effectiveness of Risk Management h. Internal Audit role in Risk Management i. Internal Control Concepts and Its effectiveness j. Internal Control Framework (COSO)

  5. Fraud Risks
    a. Fraud Risk Consideration b. Fraud Red Flag and Detection c. Fraud Awareness and Prevention d. Forensic Auditing (Interviewing, Investigation, etc)

  • First time Internal Auditor
  • Experienced Internal Auditors who would like to refresh his/ her understanding
  • Any internal auditors who seek professional development and certification in CIA

Lecture, discussion, exam question practice

Kent Hoh

Kent Hoh

Kent Hoh is a prolific trainer in audit, fraud investigation, corporate governance, personal effectiveness, blockchain technology and big data. He has over 20 years’ experience in leading internal audit and forensic investigation functions of MNC in the region and globally. Kent Hoh has also spearheaded several roles in financial management, compliance and corporate governance of technology company. Kent has conducted numerous audit and investigation projects in Americas, Asia and Europe including Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Pakistan, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Germany, USA, etc. Some of these projects involved hundreds of million dollars fraud scheme and syndicated crimes.

Kent holds a master’s degree in business Admin (MBA), Graduate Diploma in Business, Bachelor of Law (Hons), and a Bachelor of Accounting (Hons). Kent Hoh is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). He possesses the qualifications of the UK Chartered Secretary and Administrator (ICSA), Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA), Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) and Certified Bitcoin Expert (CBIE).

Kent Hoh has been an active trainer for large corporations, SME and non-profit-organizations such as Institute of Internal Audit (IIA) Singapore, IIA Malaysia, Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, Malaysia Institute of Accountants, China IIA, China Enterprise Anti-fraud Alliance, Enterprise Financial Management Association of China. Kent Hoh is also an adjunct lecturer for universities and college in Singapore, Shanghai, Nanjing and Hangzhou, China. As an enthusiast in cryptocurrency and a bitcoin mining farm investor, Kent researched heavily into this revolutionized Blockchain technology. He teaches fundamental blockchain and cryptocurrency at various institutions in China.

Currently, Kent Hoh serves as the Vice President of Internal Audit in an SGX listed company. As a strong believer that knowledge sharing create synergy, Kent is very passionate in sharing his experience. He capitalizes his free time conducting training classes and workshops.

View Other Courses by Kent Hoh