What education is required for internal auditors?

It is recommended that internal auditors obtain at least a 4-year degree or bachelor's level of education in accounting or management from a university or college in order to be successful in this role. In addition, due to requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission in the United States, the vast majority of internal auditors are also required to be licensed Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in order to practice as internal auditors. Many colleges and universities also have special programs to train accounting or administrative professionals to become internal auditors at the corporate level because of the need for skilled internal auditors in many industries.