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CPE Requirements 

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

Report CPE
The IIA Certification Registry

NEW! Annual CPE reporting is now open all year. Log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to begin CPE reporting.

The reporting deadline is Dec. 31 each year. Should you fail to report your CPE, your certification/qualification will become expired, and as a result, you are no longer approved to represent yourself as a certified individual. Individuals remaining expired for 12 months or longer will be charged a certification reinstatement fee.

As an IIA certified or qualified professional, you are responsible for ensuring that the CPE information in your report is accurate. You must log into CCMS to report begin to report your CPE. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and expired certificate holders.

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Don’t Miss Out on Being Included in The IIA Certification Registry

And remember, all individuals who have earned an IIA certification and maintain it by reporting CPE are eligible to opt in to The IIA Certification Registry. This up-to-date record provides an opportunity for employers and recruiters to verify your certification. The registry will only include the following: certification holder’s first and last name, certificate ID, certification status, and country of residence. Inclusion in the registry is voluntary.

If you do not report, your certification/qualification will expire, and as a result, you are no longer approved to represent yourself as a certified individual nor opt into the certification registry.

CPE Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE or CPD hours, check out these IIA CPE-earning opportunities.

Compli​mentary Reporting for North America IIA Members

Members of The IIA in North America and the Caribbean benefit from free CPE reporting. Learn more about IIA membership benefits.

Global Rules/Requirements

CPE reporting fees vary globally, based upon membership status, if you report CPEp directly to The IIA through CCMS, or through your local affiliate.  Check with your local affiliate regarding pricing and the reporting process.

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 expired status and may not use their designation nor be listed in the registry.

Are You Newly Certified or Qualified?

Did you know that as a newly certified or qualified individual, you are awarded CPE hours (40 or 20) for the year in which the exam is passed, and the other half are for the subsequent year.

  • New CIAs are awarded 80 CPE hours.
  • New CCSAs, CGAPs, CFSAs, and CRMAs are awarded 40 CPE hours.
  • New QIALs are awarded 40 CPE hours.

Requirements by Certification or Qualification

Annual CPE Audit Activities

The Annual CPE Audit notifications are sent in January for the prior year’s reporting cycle. Individuals selected for a CPE audit will be notified via email. If selected for an audit, individuals must provide evidence of previously reported CPE activities that meet the criteria described in the CPE Policy (If you self-claim CPEs, be sure to keep detailed records.).  If you are chosen for an audit you will be given a 6 month grace period to report CPE.   The deadline and requirements for returning supporting documentation will be included in the email.

*CPE reporting fees vary globally based upon membership status. Individuals from IIA Institutes should contact their local representatives for their CPE reporting process.

Frequently Asked Questions

CPEs: Frequently Asked Questions