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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

The IIA's Professional Certification Board (PCB) requires that after certification, CIAs, CCSAs, CGAPs, and CFSAs maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments in their area of certification through continuing professional education (CPE).

Write an Exam Question

Institute leaders or members who wish to write questions for the Certified Internal Auditor® (CIA®), Certification in Control Self-Assessment® (CCSA®), Certified Government Auditing Professional® (CGAP®), and Certified Financial Services Auditor® (CFSA®) exams should complete and submit an application form.

Writers are paid US $50 for each multiple-choice question that is accepted.

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In addition to payment, writers may request to have 10 Chapter Achievement Program (CAP) credits awarded to their local IIA Institute.

In lieu of payment, writers may choose to receive three hours of CPE per accepted question. (Item writing is included under the Publications category for CPE, which allows a maximum of 50 hours to be earned in that category for each two-year period.)

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Please e-mail questions about the exam writing process to

Candidates from the following countries must refer to their local IIA Institute web-site or contact their local representative for more information about local certification processes:

The information contained on this website pertains to all other countries.