FCIA syllabuses


Designed as an integral part of the journey to Fellowship, the FCIA syllabuses detail the learning outcomes for five FCIA specialty tracks. Each track is comprised of two online FCIA modules and three open-book FCIA examinations. The modules and examinations enable candidates from a wide array of educational and career backgrounds to acquire and apply general and track-specific knowledge through the CIA’s state-of-the-art Learning Management System (LMS) and virtual examination platform, which, combined with the required experience, will ultimately prepare them to be admitted as a Fellow of the CIA.  

Exams are administered as an open-book, four-hour exam requiring analysis in the context of a problem and submission of written responses to specific questions. Candidates should also recognize that questions often cover multiple learning objectives, including communication. Individuals seeking CPD credits can also register for the FCIA modules and exams.

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Reading list for FCIA syllabuses:

The required reading lists are being updated and will be available soon. If you have urgent questions, reach out to [email protected].