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Professional Development

Effective Report Writing

Please note that the English course differs slightly from the French course called Rédiger des rapports en langage clair et simple.

Course Objectives

You have completed your audit work, but struggle with drafting a fair, balanced, and objective audit report in plain language?

This course will teach you the principles of effective writing and how to communicate clear and meaningful reports

Who Should Participate?

This course is intended for auditors at all levels and other professionals who want to hone their writing skills to achieve greater impact.


This virtual course is delivered over 3 days. The course includes a mix of instructor-led content, interactive exercises, and break-out sessions.

Course Outline

Day 1 | 5.5 hours

  • Communicating in today’s world
  • Principles of effective writing

Day 2 | 5.5 hours

  • Prioritizing information
  • Increasing scannability
  • Using visuals
  • Testing readability

Day 3 | 5.5 hours

  • Crafting messages
  • Impact of tone
  • Editing process
  • Review of key concepts

View available offerings


Member: $1,129
Non-Member: $1,429

Note: Prices are per person for virtual courses only. Price for in-person courses can be provided upon request.


“Best workshop I've ever taken. Nice work.”

“Really enjoyed workshop and thought instructor was really good at conveying principles on how to improve my writing.”

“Having an instructor who is not an auditor is a great plus. Getting journalists' side of things is a benefit to us as auditors.”

“Great workshop! Looking forward to practicing what I learned. Thank you!”


To request a dedicated offering for your office, please contact training@caaf-fcar.ca.

This course will require up to 3 hours of individual work outside course hours.

Note: The course outline above is provided as a guide. Number of hours include teaching time and breaks.


Course hours can be submitted for CPE or CPD credits, subject to approval by IIA, CPA Canada, or other professional associations.