The Mission of The Institute for Internal Controls is to promote an effective internal controls environment by enhancing the implementation of good internal control procedures in order to:

  • Deter and detect fraudulent activities;

  • Reduce waste and abuse; and

  • Increase efficiency, effectiveness and economy of operations.

To accomplish our mission, The Institute for Internal Controls:

  • Provides the professional certification of CICA and CCS to auditing and control specialists who demonstrate the highest skills in internal controls;

  • Sets the highest standards for admission and designation as a CICA and CCS;

  • Provides leadership to inspire confidence in the integrity, objectivity, and professionalism in the auditing profession and in the designation of CICA and CCS;

  • Requires all members to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct; and

  • Requires mandatory Continuing Professional Education (CPE) for continued certification.