INTOSAI Development Initiative – Professional Education for SAI Auditors (PESA)

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Welcome to PESA Assessment Exams.

For more information about PESA please visit the IDI website.


Exam appointments should be made in advance of the day you wish to test, subject to availability. You can schedule and pay for your exam through Pearson VUE either online or by telephone.

The exam/appointment testing time varies per exam and reflects the total appointment time, including a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), exam time, or other screens.

If you are a candidate who has been notified that you have no access to a test centre, you should book a computer-based exam through Pearson VUE using the access code provided by IDI.

To schedule your PESA assessment exams, log in via the IDI Learning Management System (LMS) and follow these instructions.


Payment needs to be made directly to Pearson Vue. IDI cannot generate invoices.

Method of payment: Exams can be booked using debit and credit cards or using vouchers. Vouchers can be purchased by the SAI and allocated to SAI Auditors. For information about vouchers please go to the IDI-Pearson voucher store.


PESA candidates may reschedule their exam (subject to availability) at no additional cost at least 72 hours before they are due to take the assessment exam. Failure to do so will result in the candidate losing their fee.

Exam Preparation

PESA exams are computer-based assessments of knowledge, competencies, and skills and use a machine marked format. To take a practice test click on the related links on this screen.

You can access a sample of assessment exam questions on the related link to the right of this screen which allows you to see how the questions will be presented.

All candidates who are eligible to complete the PESA assessment exam are able to access a Mock assessment exam.


Your exam results will be made available through the IDI LMS.

Last updated 2024-02-07