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IIA Switzerland membership

When you become a member, you join our well-structured, well-regarded professional association and enjoy a range of different benefits.

Networking and representation

We provide networking opportunities, offer training and represent the interests of internal auditors in important matters. Our members appreciate the fact that they are represented both within and outside of the organisation and that we create an attractive professional environment.

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Four good reasons to become an IIA Switzerland member

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Proof of professional competence and expertise
We offer certified training and professional qualifications in accordance with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF).
We are a leading provider of further training and qualifications, including CPE-recognised programmes.
We comply with Swiss Finish regulations, both in Switzerland and around the world.
We offer a variety of ERFA groups divided by language, industry and topic that offer opportunities for professional exchange.
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Representation of interests both domestically and internationally
We promote our profession and act as a key corporate governance stakeholder.
We represent professional interests vis-a-vis important economic bodies and regulators.
We represent professional interests at an international level as an IIA Global partner.
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The largest network of internal auditors in the country
We have over 2,500 individual members and 150 corporate members, making us the largest knowledge network in Switzerland.
We are represented in influential organisations both in Europe (ECHA) and worldwide (IIA Global).
We promote networking and dialogue between managers and specialists from a wide variety of industries and companies.
Swiss members receive exclusive contact with and access to international IIA organisations and global IIA platforms.
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Exclusive benefits for corporate members
Enjoy high-level professional dialogue (e.g. at the national conference, specialist congresses and seminars).
Attend free after-work events.
Benefit from discounted tickets for the national conference and the option to book tickets for individual days and the gala dinner.
Enjoy discounts on our extensive training and further education programmes.
IIA membership is proof of the professionalism of your internal auditing activities.
Get support in facilitating targeted dialogue between company members within your industry or when it comes to specialised queries.
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Become a member of IIA Switzerland

Membership offers benefits at various levels. You have the opportunity to grow your network and engage in dialogue with professionals facing similar challenges to you. You also have the opportunity to continue learning and expanding your expertise through our many seminars. As a member, you also contribute to the growth of our association and provide it with more resources to enable us to promote and raise awareness of the interests of our profession.

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Individual members

Your membership makes us stronger as a prestigious internal auditing association. Join today.

FEES:
Individual membership: CHF 250/year
Individual associate membership: CHF 250/year

Corporate members

As a corporate member, you promote a recognised code of professional ethics and foster the development of our profession. Want to find out more? Get in touch with us.

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Membership FAQs

How do I become a member of IIA Switzerland?

By submitting a membership application. You can find this here.

Do I need to renew my membership each year?

No, you will automatically receive an invoice for the coming business year.

How do I cancel my membership?

You can cancel your membership at the end of any given business year with three months’ notice. Notice of cancellation must be submitted to our office in writing.

What’s the difference between an active individual membership and an individual associate membership?

Active individual members are natural persons (employees of corporate members or individuals) entrusted with internal auditing work. Individual associate members are natural persons interested in the profession or the IIAS’s further education programmes. They are not entitled to vote.

I recently joined IIA Switzerland but have not yet received a notification. What should I do?

Check the address you provided and your email address and update your profile if necessary. After you have signed in via this website, select ‘My profile’ to view your current contact information. Click on ‘Edit’ to make changes.

How do I become a member through my company?

Only staff who work in internal auditing can become members through their company. The head of your internal auditing department will inform our office of the number of staff members. If you have not received any information about your membership, contact your manager.

I am unable to access certain areas of your website. Why is that?

Some areas of our website are only accessible to members. To access certain pages and documents on the IIA Switzerland website, you will need to log in to the member area using your member ID or email address and password.

I am a member of another branch of the IIA (e.g. IIA UK). Does that mean I am automatically a member of IIA Switzerland and therefore benefit from members’ rates for seminars or events?

No. You need to be a member of IIA Switzerland to benefit from our discounts.

How and when can I reach IIA Switzerland’s member support?

You can reach our IIA Switzerland team by phone on +41 44 298 34 34 during standard office hours Monday to Friday, or via email at info@iias.ch at any time. Our postal address is: Institute of Internal Auditors, Vulkanstrasse 120, 8048 Zurich.

How do I update my address, telephone number, etc., with IIA Switzerland?

To change your contact information, please update your IIAS profile. After you have signed in via this website, select ‘My profile’ to view your current contact information. Click on ‘Edit’ to make changes.

Where can I find out more about online exams?

The IIA has introduced online exams that allow the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®), Certification in Risk Management Assurance®️ (CRMA®️), Internal Audit Practitioner and CIA Challenge exams to be taken remotely. This flexible examination option will be available for a limited time only. More information is available here.

How do I sign up for an exam?

You can sign up via the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) here.

What are the educational requirements for admission to the exam?

You will need to provide proof of your qualification(s) to be admitted to the CIA programme. Your educational qualifications will determine how much experience you need to complete the programme.

I failed the exam. When’s the earliest I can retake it?

As of 1 July 2022, the earliest you can retake an exam is 30 days from the date of your last examination. You will need to re-register and pay the required fee.

What should I do if I need more time to complete the certification programme?

Candidates can extend their programme by 12 months once via the link ‘Extend my programme’ in the CCMS (see the CCMS handbook, p. 7).

How do I reactivate my certification?

Candidates whose certification has expired need to report their CPE hours from the last 12 months and pay a reinstatement fee of USD 100 (for members) or USD 250 (for non-members). Candidates who are within the ‘grace period’ also need to report their CPE hours from the last year and pay a fee.

I have a CCMS account, but I’ve forgotten my password.

Try resetting your password. You will receive a message from the IIA. If you do not receive a message, please email customerrelations@theiia.org

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Number of members

Corporate members: 157

Total members
2071
Individual members
475
Associate members
28
Total
2574

(As of 30 June 2022)

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Corporate members

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