CPEA Eligibility Requirements
For a limited time, Sept. 1‒30, 2017 , The IIA is waiving the application fee (up to a $230 value*) for the CPEA designation.
Earn this highly valued credential and add credibility to your name. As a CPEA, you can increase your career opportunities, gain the edge on your professional competitors, and prove your competency and knowledge. Set yourself apart as a leader in EHS auditing with any of the following four specialty CPEA designations:
Health and Safety
The CPEA designation is fully accredited by the Council on Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). CPEA certification holders qualify for Professional Membership status with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
Candidates must submit their application via CCMS during the waiver period to save! Offer ends Sept. 30, 2017.
BEAC issues the Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA®) designation. The CPEA credential demonstrates one’s understanding of today’s ever changing environmental, health & safety regulations. The CPEA designation is fully accredited by the Council on Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). BEAC CPEAs qualify for Professional Membership status with the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE).
BEAC certification exams are non-disclosed examination. Candidates in the program agree to keep the contents of the exam confidential and therefore may not discuss the specific exam content with anyone except The IIA's Certification Department. Unauthorized disclosure of exam material will be considered a breach of the Code of Ethics and could result in disqualification of the candidate or other appropriate censure.
Candidates may apply into the program by completing and submitting, at a minimum, the Certification Application, two Character Reference forms, Education documents, and accepted Photo ID. Candidates do not have to submit the Audit Experience and Audit Training forms at the time of application, however, candidates must complete all eligibility requirements and submit documentation within the four year program window in order to receive certification.
All CPEA certification candidates must hold a 4-year post-secondary degree (or higher) or its educational equivalent, have a minimum of 4 years of general work experience, and meet the eligibility requirements based on their certification specialty as listed below.