Quality certification


For what investment return?

In terms of value creation and preservation drivers, an Internal Auditing Department with IFACI certification process adds a real competitive edge to the Organisation

By examining the requirements of the Professional Framework, the IFACI certification process attests that an Internal Auditing Department is indeed addressing the Organization’s challenges and that it satisfies the five fundamental concerns of executive bodies.

The IFACI certification process verifies that the Internal Audit:

  • has adopted the necessary measures to verify that risk management and internal surveillance processes are adequately managed within the scope of the resources granted to the Internal Audit Department’s function.
  • is cost-efficient: ensuring that the Internal Audit Department’s financial and technical resources are applied in an economical way
  • is efficient: striking the right balance between the quality of the services provided by Internal Auditing Departments and the human and technological resources that they use.
  • is effective: achieving results and providing value in accordance with objectives established in liaison with the executive and oversight bodies of the organization.
  • is relevant: focusing the work of Internal Audit Departments on managing and mitigating risks that could undermine the corporate mission of the Organization.

Professional Practice Framework of Internal Auditing (RPAI).

The IFACI Quality Certification is based on a framework translating into more practical terms the Professional Practice Framework of Internal Auditing (RPAI).  .

The RPAI 2015 is structured into 6 Categories:

  • Positioning
  • Planning & Piloting
  • Programme of Governance Risk and Control Assessment
  • Proficiency
  • Performance & Quality
  • Process of Auditing

It is comprised of twenty five general requirements each identified by one hundred detailed requirements.

An independent Assessment Committee, comprised of three boards (Directors, Users and Experts of Internal Audit processes) is consulted when each new version of the Professional Practice Framework of Internal Auditing (RPAI) is implemented.

You may download the Professional Practice Framework of Internal Auditing (RPAI) by email below

The Quality Certification Process

The Quality Certification Process

You submit your application file to IFACI Certification

You receive an action proposal, duration of which is fixed according to a schedule

  1. We agree on a date and team of auditors from a network of specialists
  2. We carry out a detailed review of all key documents
  3. We examine files on specific missions
  4. We conduct interviews with stakeholders
  5. We record elements of potential non-compliance and detail our conclusions in a report
  6. The Independent and impartial Certification Committee decides whether the Certification is to be attributed
  7. If the decision is favourable, you will receive the Certification and the follow up schedule

IFACI Certification complies with International Standard ISO 17065.

A pre-audit may be carried out upon application for Certification. Whether focused on all or part of the Professional Practice Framework of Internal Auditing (RPAI) , it enables you to proceed in stages, to take stock of your strengths and weaknesses as well as to establish a road map leading to the Quality Certification.


Jean-Marc Giraud

Inspecteur Général - Société Générale

C’est avec une grande fierté que nous recevons aujourd’hui les certifications pour l’Inspection générale, l’Audit des Systèmes d’information, Directions centrales et Audit spécialisés, et pour l’Audit de la Banque de Grande clientèle et Solutions investisseurs – ces labels marquent une étape importante dans notre projet de faire certifier l’ensemble de nos départements y compris certains hubs d’audit à l’international.

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Public declaration of impartiality

IFACI Certification has created a system to ensure its activities are conducted in a completely unbiased manner, relying on an Assessment Board to ensure and maintain impartiality and a public declaration of impartiality which resumes its commitments.

It is important to IFACI Certification that Chief Audit Executives obtain total satisfaction from the service and requests them to provide feedback on the service by means of a questionnaire at the end of the mission.  A procedure exists for responding to claims, disputes and calls and is available upon request at: admin@ifaci-certification.com.  An acknowledgement of receipt of the letter is sent to the claimant within a maximum time limit of seven days.

The new IFACI Assessments increase the added value of the Internal Audit Activity

To assist Internal Audit Departments in advancing their practises, IFACI Certification has expanded its range of services to include Assessments focusing on innovation and efficiency.  In place since 2015 these Maturity and Performance Assessments complement the already well established Quality Certification.  They meet the Internal Audit Activity’s need to accelerate their growth and reinforce their role as strategic driver among Executive Management and Audit Committees.

The Maturity Assessment allows the Internal Audit Activity to implement an innovation strategy that heeds corporate, methodological and technological expectations.

The Performance Assessment allows the Internal Audit Activity to conduct a comparative analysis (benchmark) of its efficiency and to enhance it by implementing value added effective practises.

A comprehensive range of Internal Audit Assessments to meet emerging demands and capture new opportunities

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Renewal Certification

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New Quality Certifications

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Chose the Internal audit assessment you need

Chose the Internal audit assessment you need

IFACI Certification has developed a differentiated typology of independent assessments in order to meet objectives and investment returns tailored to the needs of Internal Audit Departments:

Receive an IIA Evaluation aligned to the progress path of internal audit

Receive an IIA Evaluation aligned to the progress path of internal audit

The range of IIA Evaluations allows modulating the progress of Internal Audit according to a time target

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