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CPE Requirements 

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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

Annual CPE reporting is open all year and can be reported in 3 easy steps:

  1. Review the CPE policy
  2. Log into the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS)
  3. Report CPE for each of your IIA designations

The reporting deadline is Dec. 31.

Failure to report:
Should you fail to report your CPE, your certification/qualification will expire, 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 in to CCMS to report your CPE. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and expired certificate holders.

The IIA Certification Registry:
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.

CPE Opportunities

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

Complimentary 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 CPE 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?

  • For newly certified individuals, the annual certification period begins on 1 January of the year succeeding certification. Reporting CPE hours attained during the year of certification is not required. However, hours attained between the date of certification and 31 December of that year can be used and reported as hours earned in the initial reporting period.

Requirements by Certification or Qualification

Annual CPE Audit Activities

Individuals selected for a CPE audit will be notified at the conclusion of reporting. 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 six-month grace period to complete the requirements of the audit.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

CPEs: Frequently Asked Questions