Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements
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 in to CCMS to report begin to report your CPE. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and expired certificate holders.
Don’t Miss Out on Being Included in The IIA Certification Registry
All individuals who have earned an IIA certification and maintain it by reporting CPE are eligible to opt into 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.
If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE or CPD 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.
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.
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.
You are required to complete the annual CPE attestation process through CCMS by 31 December each year. You are not required to upload supporting documents to complete your attestation. However, we encourage all certified individuals to maintain their records for three years in the event they are selected for a CPE audit. CPE Policy
In order to reinstate your certification, you must complete the certification reinstatement application directly from CCMS. If you are reactivating more than one certification, you will need to complete a separate reinstatement application for each certification.
Certification holders are only able to report CPEs when the annual reporting period is officially opened on 1 October annually. Multiple notifications are sent by IIA Global to certification holders when the reporting window is opened for the year.
Candidates are awarded non-NASBA CPE credits in the year that they earn their certification(s) from The IIA. This means that you aren't required to complete a CPE attestation until the year after your certification was earned. CPE Policy