Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
The Institute of Internal Auditors North AmericaBreadcrumb SeparatorNewsBreadcrumb SeparatorIIA-certified Individuals Have Until Dec. 31 to Report CPE Credits

​IIA-certified Individuals Have Until Dec. 31 to Report CPE Credits

Every year, individuals who hold active-status certifications or qualifications earned from The IIA must report CPE/CPD credits earned by year’s end.

In North America, IIA certificants must report 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits earned in support of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential, and 20 hours for specialty certifications, including the Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Individuals who hold the or Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL), Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA), or Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) must report Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned.

All certificants must report credits earned by Dec. 31, 2017*, unless the certification itself was earned in 2017. CPE/CPD reporting for IIA members in North America and the Caribbean is free. IIA members who reside outside North America should check with their local affiliate for CPE reporting guidelines and pricing.

NEW! Beginning in 2018, two of every IIA-certified individual’s CPE/CPD credits must be earned in Ethics. While this is not a requirement for 2017, we recommend planning now to acquire this training. The IIA currently provides Ethics for Internal Auditors, an OnDemand course, and the September Members-only Webinar: Ethics and Compliance Program Effectiveness to help fulfill this CPE requirement. We will be adding additional ethics training options throughout 2018 and beyond.

Learn more about CPE requirements and CPE-earning opportunities. 2017 CPEs are submitted through the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).

If you reside outside of North America, access requirements here.

* Failure to report by Dec. 31 renders an IIA certification/qualification inactive, resulting in the loss of the privilege as using certification credentials. Those who remain “Inactive” for 12 months or longer will be charged $250 to reinstate their certification.