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Certified Management Systems Internal Auditor

Why should you attend this training course? 

The Certified Management Systems Internal Auditor (CMSIA) training course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for conducting and managing internal audits in accordance with ISO 19011 guidelines, and other best practices. In this comprehensive three-day course, you will learn the fundamental concepts and principles of internal auditing, the competence required for internal auditors, and how to effectively prepare, conduct, and follow up on internal audits. 

This training course will enable you to establish and continually improve an internal audit program within your organization, ensuring compliance and effectiveness.

Who should attend? 

This training course is intended for:

  • Internal auditors 
  • Individuals carrying out roles and responsibilities related to the management system
  • Individuals involved in the auditing and maintaining a management system 
  • Individuals seeking to become internal auditors or consultants involved in internal auditing 
  • Individuals responsible for ensuring conformity with management system standards

Learning objectives 

By the end of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental concepts and principles of internal auditing
  • Establish, implement, monitor, review, and improve an internal audit program 
  • Plan, conduct, and complete an internal audit following the ISO 19011 guidelines and other best practices 

Education approach 

This training course provides:

  • Theories, best approaches and practices used in establishing an internal audit program and performing internal audit activities 
  • Interactions between the trainers and participants through questions and discussions 
  • Quizzes with stand-alone questions and scenario-based quizzes, that will help you prepare for the certification exam 


Basic knowledge of the common structure and requirements of management system standards (MSSs)

More Details

  • Day 1: ISO 19011, principles of internal auditing, and competence of internal auditors

    Day 2: Establishing the internal audit program and preparing internal audits

    Day 3: Conducting and closing internal audits and undertaking follow-up activities

    Day 4: Certification exam 

  • The “PECB Certified Management Systems Internal Auditor” exam fully meets the requirements of the PECB Examination and Certification Program (ECP). It covers the following competency domains:

    Domain 1: Fundamental internal audit concepts and principles 

    Domain 2: Managing an internal audit program and preparing internal audits 

    Domain 3: Planning, conducting, and closing an internal audit

    For specific information about exam type, languages available, and other details, please visit the List of PECB Exams – PECB Help Center and Exam Rules and Policies | PECB

  • You can apply for one of the credentials listed in the following table after passing the exam. You will receive a certificate once you fulfill all the requirements related to the selected credential.

    For more information about the PECB certification process, please refer to the Certification Rules and Policies.

    The requirements for PECB Certified Management Systems Internal Auditor certification are as follows:

    Credential Exam Professional experience MS audit/assessment experience Other requirements
    PECB Certified Management Systems Provisional Internal Auditor Certified MS Internal Auditor (CMSIA) exam None None Signing the PECB Code of Ethics
    PECB Certified Management Systems Internal Auditor Certified MS Internal Auditor (CMSIA) exam Two years of general work experience; At least one year in the implementation, operation and/or auditing of management systems At least 200 hours Signing the PECB Code of Ethics

    To be considered valid, the auditing activities should follow the best auditing practices and include activities such as:

    1. Planning a management system internal audit 
    2. Managing an internal audit program
    3. Leading an internal audit team
    4. Conducting internal audit activities 
    5. Generating audit findings 
    6. Closing internal audit activities 
    7. Conducting internal audit follow-up activities 
    • Certification fees and examination fees are included in the price of the training course. 
    • Participants will be provided with over 300 pages of information, practical examples, and quizzes.
    • Participants who complete the training course will obtain an attestation of course completion worth 21 CPD (Continuing Profession Development) credits.
    • Candidates who have completed the training course but failed the exam are eligible to retake the exam once for free within a 12-month period from the initial date of the exam.