CITP Examination 

The Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential is a specialty designation that identifies CPAs with the unique ability to bridge between business and technology while meeting the strict requirements for a CPA license as well as additional training and experience in IT Assurance, Risk, Security and Privacy, Analytics and Technology.

Exam Registration and Scheduling
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Take the CITP Exam for free! Purchase the Complete Guide to the CITP Body of Knowledge CPE course and get the CITP Exam for free. Offer valid for the Summer 2016 exam window for first-time exam registrants only. See registration pages for more detail

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Exam Window


Registration Deadline

Early Bird Registration Deadline*   

Summer 2016 July 1 - Aug 15 June 24 June 1
Fall 2016  Nov 1 - Dec 15 Oct 23 Sept 1

*Sign-up 30 days before the registration deadline and receive a 25% discount!

A candidate can only register for one of these two exam windows.

CITP Exam Scheduling Process – Provides guidance surrounding the steps involved with scheduling an exam at a Kryterion HOST (High-Stakes Online Secured Testing) facility.

Test Center Locations – At this time, the CITP exam is offered in the United States and Canada. There are almost 300 locations nationwide. Find the closest one.

CITP Sponsorship Program
 Man and woman reading about CITP Sponsorhship Program The CITP Exam Sponsorship program is intended to assist CPAs with interest in Information Management and Technology Assurance to complete the examination requirement and, ultimately, obtain the CITP credential.

How it works:
  • Meet the sponsorship requirements by making the appropriate purchases
  • Apply for the sponsorship
  • Receive an approval email
  • Take the CITP Exam (passing the exam is not required to qualify)
  • After the exam period is over, receive a Visa debit card for your sponsorship amount

Also take advantage of the CPA/CITP Referral Program. Refer a new CITP applicant or CITP exam taker and get a $360 CITP dues credit.

    Exam Registrant Pricing

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    First-time registrants have never registered or taken the CITP exam:

    Current IMTA Section members: $300
    Current AICPA members: $400
    Non-AICPA members: $500

    Exam-retake registrants have previously taken the CITP exam and did not pass the exam: The re-take fee is $100.

    Volume pricing/group discount offers a special price of $200 per exam when registering two or more candidates from the same firm. Send an e-mail to for details.

    Exam Content Specification Outline & Preparation

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    CITP Exam Content Specification Outline (CSO) - The CITP credential program is built around content areas of the CITP Body of Knowledge:

    • Risk Assessment
    • Fraud Considerations
    • Internal Control and IT General Controls
    • Evaluate, Test and Report
    • Information Management and Business Intelligence

    The key to passing the examination is a combination of utilizing the body of knowledge referenced in the CSO coupled with applying this body of knowledge by obtaining relevant work experience in information management and technology assurance.

    Complete Guide to the CITP Body of Knowledge available as a guide and CPE self-study course is designed not only to assist in the candidate's preparation for the CITP examination but also to enhance the user's knowledge base in the marketplace.
    Note: IMTA Section Members can download Dimension 1 of the review guide for FREE! 

    Recommend Accounting Information System (AIS) textbooks for additional referenced readings.

    Exam Format
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    Exam Format:
    The CITP Examination is a non-disclosed examination. This means the questions and answers are not published nor are candidates permitted to remove any examination materials from the testing site. Each examination is carefully graded by our team of psychometricians to ensure that the questions are statistically valid. The examination is a four hour computer-based exam that contains multiple choice questions.

    Multiple Choice Questions:
    A discrete multiple choice question consists of a stem that includes factual data and provides four answer options.

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