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Changes to Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements and Reporting Processes to be Implemented in 2012

On Tuesday, November 15, 2011, the Global Board approved the implementation of several key changes to the Continuing Professional Education (CPE) reporting process. The changes in the program align The IIA with industry best practices and will enhance the reporting experience for certified individuals.

Effective January 1, 2012, changes to the reporting period, CPE requirements, and the reporting process will be implemented. The table below summarizes these changes.

 

Item Effective 1/1/2012
Reporting Period Reporting will now be done annually for all certified individuals.
All candidates will be required to report every year versus every other year.
Reporting Date The reporting date is changing from May 31st to December 31st.
Number of Hours Required for CIA
  • 40 hours per year – if practicing
  • 20 hours per year – if non-practicing
  • 0 hours per year – if retired
Number of CPE Hours Required for CCSA, CFSA, CGAP, CRMA
  • 20 hours per year – if practicing
  • 10 hours per year – if non-practicing
  • 0 hours per year – if retired
Specialty Certification CPE Requirements 25% of CPE hours earned must be in the specialty area of expertise.
Required Attestations at Time of CPE Reporting Submission
  • To practice in accordance with the IPPF
  • To abide by The IIA Code of Ethics
  • To not bring the IIA into disrepute
  • Confirming no criminal convictions since last reporting period
Failure to Report CPE Will result in an individual’s certification status being moved to INACTIVE. The designation can no longer be used until the individual’s CERTIFIED status in reinstated.
Reinstatement Policy If INACTIVE greater than 12 months, to reinstate, candidate will need to report 80 hours of CPE and pay reinstatement fee of USD $100 member or USD $250 non-member.

 

The full list of changes as approved by the Board of Directors is available in The IIA’s Administrative Directive Number 4: 2011.

What Do These Changes Mean for You?

The 2012 reporting year will be a transition year, bringing all certified individuals in line with the new CPE program. Candidates will need to report for a varied amount of CPE based on when they last reported. The table below indicates the reporting requirement for the December 31, 2012 deadline based on the certificant’s ID number and last reporting cycle.

 

ID Number Last Reporting Cycle 2012 Requirement 2013 Requirement
EVEN Number IDs Last reported CPE in 2010 (for CPE earned in 2008 and 2009)

Report all CPE earned in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by December 31, 2012.

Minimum Hours to Report:

  CIA Specialty
Practicing 120 60
Non-Practicing 60 30

Report all CPE earned in 2013 by December 31, 2013.

Minimum Hours to Report:

  CIA Specialty
Practicing 40 20
Non-Practicing 20 10
ODD Number IDs Last reported CPE in 2011 (for CPE earned in 2009 and 2010)

Report all CPE earned in 2011 and 2012 by December 31, 2012.

Minimum Hours to Report:

  CIA Specialty
Practicing 80 40
Non-Practicing 40 20

Report all CPE earned in 2013 by December 31, 2013.

Minimum Hours to Report:

  CIA Specialty
Practicing 40 20
Non-Practicing 20 10