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2014 CPE Audit Activities Begin

The 2014 CPE audit notifications will be sent August through September. If selected for the audit, individuals must provide evidence of previously reported CPE activities that meet the criteria described in the Administrative Directive No. 4. Individuals selected for the 2014 CPE audit will be notified via email. The deadline for returning supporting documentation will be included in the email.

​Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

CPE is facilitated through a self-certification process with the completion and reporting of required CPE hours on an annual basis.

The reporting deadline is December 31 each year. CPE reporting by IIA members is free;* non-members will be subject to a processing fee for the CIA and specialty certifications. Visit the Pricing Structure page of our website for the most current pricing information.  IIA-certified professionals who fail to meet their CPE requirements by the reporting deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and may not use their designation.

Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and inactive certificants.

New CIAs are awarded 80 CPE hours; new CCSAs, CGAPs, CFSAs, and CRMAs are awarded 40 CPE hours. Half of the awarded CPE hours (40 or 20) are for the year in which the exam is passed, and the other half are for the subsequent year.

As an IIA certified professional, you are responsible for ensuring that the CPE information in your report is accurate. You must include your membership or customer identification number when reporting your CPE.

Log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to complete the CPE Reporting Form.

If you need further assistance, please log in to your record in CCMS  and log an incident.

CPE Opportunities

If you're looking for ways to obtain your CPE hours, check out these possibilities.

*As a benefit of membership, CPE reporting fees are waived for North American members. CPE reporting fees may vary globally, depending on whether you report CPEs directly to The IIA through CCMS or through your local Institute. If you are not a North American member, please check with your local Institute for pricing.

CPE Reporting Requirements

Ready to report? Access CCMS and visit the Complete a Form section to complete your CPE form.
Reminder: Save your CPE supporting documentation for three (3) years to submit if you are selected for an audit.

IMPORTANT! CCMS users go here to prepare for Single Sign On.

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Inactive Status?

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.