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The UAE IAA – your first choice for internal auditing related training

The UAE IAA provides internal quality auditing training and is the regional leader in this field. Innovative approaches, accomplished trainers and facilitators add to our repertoire the variety of skills needed to ensure provision of value addition to your organization.

We see training as the best investment an organization can make in its people. To help you realize your investment, the UAE IAA is committed to delivering value-added and effective training. We live up to our reputation as a leader and can tap into the wide resources available at our disposal for bringing to you the latest in internal auditing training. We also offer bespoke training depending on the organizations needs and requirements.

We offer public courses as well as in-house courses to take advantage of a larger group within the same organization.


In-House Training

The UAE IAA can deliver any of our Public Training course as an in-house course exclusively for your staff. In-house training courses are customized to your needs and are designed / modified following detailed discussions between the Department Head and the trainer. This is done to ensure that we uncover and meet your individual and corporate objectives. You get to choose the date and venue for the course as per your convenience, depending upon trainer availability. To know more please make an inquiry for an in-house training and our training department will be in touch with you.

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COSO Internal Control Certificate

Through a blend of self-paced learning, classroom training and online exam, this program takes you through the COSO Internal Control–Integrated Framework from start to finish, using real-world scenarios.

Performing an Effective Quality Assessment

The required elements of a Quality Assurance and Improvement Program (QAIP) include periodic internal assessments and external assessments to demonstrate conformance with The IIA’s International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing.

Information Security for Senior Management

At the end of the program the participants will have a broad understanding of the concept of information security and it’s applicability in business. How IS will impact business in terms of opportunity, value, risk and threat

Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA)

The review course is based on IIA (Institute of Internal Auditors) source materials and All basic requirements to prepare for and pass the CRMA exam are addressed in this review.

Up Coming Training

April 3, 2023

CRMA Exam Review
- 03/04/2023 - 06/04/2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm [English, Online]
التدقيق الداخلي المرن
- 03/04/2023 - 05/04/2023 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm []

April 10, 2023

Auditing IT/IS Systems and Applications (Virtual)
- 10/04/2023 - 12/04/2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm [English, Online]

April 11, 2023

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Internal Auditors (Virtual)
- 11/04/2023 - 14/04/2023 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm [English, Online]

April 12, 2023

مخاطر ورقابة تقنية المعلومات
- 12/04/2023 - 13/04/2023 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm []
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Training Calendar

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Date(s) - 26/09/2022 - 28/09/2022
8:30 am - 2:00 pm


Course Introduction

The need to manage risks is increasingly recognized as essential to effective corporate governance and to maintaining an effective system of internal control. Internal audit plays a key role in providing assurance that risks to the organization are properly managed. Risk-based auditing links internal audit to an organization’s overall risk management framework.

This course provides participants with the knowledge to develop an audit universe and risk-based internal audit plan. This course also addresses emerging and advanced risk management topics such governance risk, strategic risk, fraud risk, information technology risk, and auditing the risk management process. During this course, you will participate in interactive activities and real-life scenarios. Be prepared to walk away with concepts and tools to develop a value-added, risk-based audit plan for your organization.

This course is designed for senior internal audit practitioners and audit managers who want to build on their knowledge and increase their value to the organization by developing effective risk-based audit plans that address emerging risks.

Course Objective

  • Summarize risk management principles and
  • Identify corporate governance
  • Explain the relationship between governance principles and COSO
  • Explain the relationship between governance, risk and
  • Identify strategy risk
  • Identify strategy process
  • Identify types of
  • Examine an anti-fraud program and the role of risk
  • Identify IT risk assessment
  • Discuss cybersecurity, information security, and information technology (IT) governance
  • Assess enterprise risk management process
  • Apply enterprise risk management maturity and comprehensive assessment
  • Develop an auditable universe risk
  • Apply risk identification, measurement, and prioritization techniques.

Course Schedule

  • Day 1: 08:30 – 14:00
  • Day 2: 08:30 – 14:00
  • Day 3: 08:30 – 14:00


Course Outline

Risk Management Principles and Concepts: A Review
  • Risk definitions
  • Risk management definitions
  • Major control and risk frameworks
  • Risk management assessment criteria
Corporate Governance Risk
  • Overview, definition, and standards
  • Relationship between governance, risk and control
  • Governance breakdowns
  • Corporate governance principles
  • Governance principles and COSO frameworks
  • Audit activities and approach
Strategic Risk
  • Strategy overview
  • Definition of strategic risk
  • Internal audit’s consideration of strategic risk
  • Strategy related audit
  • Strategy risk audits
  • Strategy process audits
Fraud Risk Assessment
  • Definition and principles
  • Standards and guidelines
  • Anti-fraud program
  • Role of internal audit
  • Internal audit approach
  • Types of fraud
  • The fraud triangle
Information Technology Risk
  • The IT risk landscape
  • IT risk assessment frameworks
  • Internal audit considerations
  • Internal audit focus
    • Cybersecurity
    • Information security
    • Governance
Auditing the ERM Process
  • Enterprise risk management audits: Internal audit considerations
  • Assessing enterprise risk management
  • Maturity assessment approach
  • Comprehensive assessment approach
Developing the Risk-based Audit Plan
  • Auditable universe: General attributes
  • Audit universe risk assessment: Examples
  • Assessment criteria: Sophistication factors
  • Risk identification
  • Risk measurement
  • Risk prioritization


CPE Credits: 12

Level: All

Field of Study: Auditing

Pre-requisites: None

Advance Preparation: None

Delivery Format: Online


Bookings are closed for this event.

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Banque Du Caire

“I would like to thank you all for the efforts exerted to arrange  “Becoming an Internal Audit Trusted Advisor” training course conducted by Richard Chambers on 5th – 6th September 2022. The material, presentation,  along with your  arrangements were all great.”

Amr Samy, Head of Internal Audit

Emirates Global Aluminium

“Richard has a wonderful presentation style. We had lots of opportunities to ask questions and talk about real life examples, which all made for a really enjoyable and informative cause. It has definitely met my expectation.”

Naseeba Alrais

Dubai Cable Company Limited

“I would like to mention that it was a pleasure to get the opportunity by attending the seminar which was arranged by UAE IAA for 2 days. 

“Become a Trusted Advisor” provided by Richard F. Chambers 

The subject provided additional knowledge and enrichment to raise the Auditor skills, professionalism, and provide an outstanding audit service, hence it is vital to the business. I am thankful for Mr. Abdulqader and his team Mrs. Samia, and Mrs. Salma for these types of conferences which shades on the importance and the vital role of Internal Audit and Auditor and make them always outstanding in this evolving era.

Khaled Barqawi, Chief Internal Audit Officer

Etihad Rail

“Dynamically and uniquely, Richard successfully delivered the training with high engagement of the delegates throughout the 2 day function.  Not only he exhibited an “outstanding” induction and interactive approach, but he also attained the promise to make the event “standing out” of other traditional training functions.”

Ahmed Al Mansoori, Chief of Internal Audit