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CPE Requirements

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements

Report CPE2017 CPE/CPD reporting is now open. Log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to complete the CPE or CPD Reporting Form.

The reporting deadline is Dec. 31 each year. Should you fail to report your CPE/CPD, your certification/qualification will become inactive, and as a result, you are no longer approved to represent yourself as a certified individual. Individuals remaining "Inactive" for 12 months or longer will be charged $250 to reinstate their certification. ​

NEW! In 2018, two of your CPE/CPD credits must be earned in Ethics. While this is not a requirement for 2017, we recommend you begin planning now. Learn more. The IIA currently provides Ethics for Internal Auditors, an OnDemand course that can help you obtain these CPE. The IIA will be adding additional ethics training options throughout 2018 and beyond.

As an IIA certified or qualified professional, you are responsible for ensuring that the CPE or CPD information in your report is accurate. You must include your membership or customer identification number when reporting your CPE or CPD. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and inactive certificants.​​

CPE and CPD Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE or CPD hours, check out these IIA CPE earning opportunities or access T​​​he IIA's Recognized CPE Providers for more 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 and CPD reporting fees vary globally, based upon membership status, if you report CPE or CPD directly to The IIA through CCMS, or through your local affiliate.  Please check with your local affiliate for pricing and 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 or CPD requirements by the reporting deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and may not use their designation.​​

Are You Newly Certified or Qualified?

You are awarded CPE or CPD hours (40 or 20) are 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 CPD 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. If selected for an audit, individuals must provide evidence of previously reported CPE activities that meet the criteria described in Administrative Directive No. 4. Individuals selected for a CPE Audit will be notified via email. 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.