Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA)

How to develop and improve a risk-based internal audit program. Training and exam included for receiving cRBIA designation at the end of the course. CPE: 24



Let's face it. There are some significant challenges with traditional auditing:
  • Internal audit is usually focusing on the wrong areas
  • Internal audit get's stuck in the weeds
  • Management doesn't think internal audit adds value
  • Internal audit is being made obsolete in organizations
Even though we have been discussing risk-based internal auditing for over 25 years, most internal audit departments fall into one of three categories:
  • Not doing risk-based internal audit at all
  • Think their doing risk-based internal audit, but are not
  • Looking to improve their risk-based internal audit approach

Whether you are just getting started with a risk-based internal audit approach, or want to improve what you are doing, you don't want to miss out on this course.

Jason Mefford, is one of the leading world experts on risk-based internal audit (and yes he wrote a book and framework on this, in addition to teaching top organizations all over the world).

In this course you will learn the concepts and process behind using a practical risk-based internal audit approach that you can start applying today. You receive the step-by-step process for how you can implement a risk-based internal audit approach at your organization using the Risk-Based Internal Audit Model.

Steps you can start taking today, to make your audit approach more risk-based ... and earn the trust and support of management and your board of directors.

Course Outline:

  • Introduction
  • The History and Future of Internal Audit
  • Audit Approaches and Maturity
  • Risk Management Basics
  • Risk-Based Internal Audit Model
  • Coordinating Efforts with Others - 3 Lines of Defense, etc...
  • Additional Resources
  • cRBIA Exam
  • cRBIA Certification Process

Field: Auditing
Delivery Method: Self Study
CPE Hours: 24.0

The cRBIA professional certification is accredited by the International Certifications Organization.

Have any questions? Make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) at the bottom of the page or Contact Us.


  • Demonstrating Your Value to Management Module ($1,000 value)
  • Certification preparation materials you need to pass the exam ($1,000 value)
  • Certification exam included as part of the course for free ($250 value)
  • The Certified Risk-Based Internal Auditor (cRBIA) professional designation when you pass the exam at the end of the course (accredited by The International Certifications Organization).
  • Use your cRBIA designation on LinkedIn and your resume / CV for life.
  • Templates and downloads you can tailor to use in your organization ($2,000+ value)
  • No travel necessary ($2,000+ savings)

If you are ready to take your career to the next level and make your internal audit activity more risk-based, register now.

Don't risk having you or your internal audit activity made obsolete.

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Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How do I receive the cRBIA designation?
Complete the course, study and take the exam that is included for free with the course. Once you pass the exam, you will submit an application (step-by-step details are included in the course) and 3-4 weeks later you will receive your cRBIA designation via e-mail.
Do I need to get other materials or pay anything additional to get the cRBIA designation?
No. Everything you need to get certified is included in the course. There is also no requirement to pay for renewal of the cRBIA designation. Once you obtain it, you can use the designation for life.
What if I don't pass the cRBIA exam?
You need to get a 70% or better score to pass the cRBIA exam. If you don't pass the exam, you can take it again as many times as you need until you pass.
How good is the cRBIA professional designation?
The cRBIA professional designation was created by one of the leading world experts in risk-based internal auditing, is backed by cRisk Academy - the largest on-demand and webinar training provider for internal auditors, and is accredited by the International Certifications Organization, so you know you are getting a quality professional designation.
What is the format of the course?
This is a video lecture format course, so you can listen to the lectures as if you were in an in-person course. There is a participant workbook for taking notes and preparing for the exam.
How does the cRBIA compare with the CIA?
The CIA is a 3-part exam certification that typically requires 1-2+ years to complete. The CIA focus is on teaching individuals to audit based on Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) standards (2 exams) and basic information about topics internal auditors should have a basic understanding (1 exam). The cRBIA focus is on teaching individuals the practical step-by-step process for understanding and identifying audit engagements focused on the performance, risk and compliance items that represent the greatest exposure to your organization NOT achieving its key objectives. You learn how to align you audit plan with key objectives, so you are focusing and aligning on the areas management is most concerned with, helping you feel valued and appreciated.
How does the cRBIA compare with the CRMA?
The CRMA is a 2-part exam certification that focuses on teaching individuals to audit based on Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) standards (1 exam) and information about how to provide assurance on risk management functions (1 exam). The cRBIA teaches basic principles of risk management and the COSO ERM, ISO 31000 and OCEG models, so you can understand and speak the various risk management languages. In addition you learn how to design a risk-based audit plan focused on the significant exposures in performance, risk and compliance areas that may stop your organization from achieving its objectives.
Do CPE hours for the cRBIA course quality for NASBA?
cRisk Academy is not a member the NASBA national registry. We find that 99% of professionals do not require NASBA CPE (unless they are a Certified Public Accountant (CPAs) in a few states in the USA) and our training certificates are accepted by almost all organizations for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credit.

Your Instructor

Jason Mefford
Jason Mefford

Jason Mefford is a rock star in internal audit, risk management and compliance. He typically works with Chief Audit Executives and professionals in audit, risk and compliance with the technical and soft-skills needed to navigate the land mines of organizations. He takes complicated, confusing & hard things, makes them practical, proactive & simple to improve learning and transformation.

Jason is a CAE coach, professional speaker, facilitator and podcast host. He serves the internal audit community through his companies Mefford Associates, cRisk Academy, Mefford CIA Review Course, and the Jamming with Jason Podcast.

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