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CPE Requirements

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

Annual CPE reporting opens 1 October each year. Log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to begin CPE reporting.

The reporting deadline is 31 December 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 your CPE. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and expired certificate holders.

Access CPE Policy

​Active ​Holder is currently active and may display their certification after their name and use the benefits of holding the IIA designation.
Grace (12-month Period) ​Holder did not report required CPE hours and moved to Grace status. Holder may not display their certification after their name nor use the benefits of holding the IIA designation. Individual must report required CPE to move their designation into Active status.
Expired Holder did not report required CPE after 12-month grace period and the designation is expired. Holder may not display their certification after their name nor use the benefits of holding the IIA designation. Individual is required to reinstate the designation, report needed CPE, and move designation into Active status.

 

NEW! - Effective 1 September 2023 CPE Policy Changes

In 2022, the Professional Certifications Board (PCB) approved changes to the CPE Policy. Effective 1 September 2023, the new CPE Policy goes into effect for all IIA certification holders and current candidates.

Certification Status

​Active Holder is currently active and may display their certification after their name and use the benefits of holding the IIA designation.
Grace (24-month Period) Holder did not report required CPE hours and moved to Grace status. Previous holder may not display their certification after their name nor use the benefits of holding the IIA designation. Individual must report required CPE to move their designation into Active status.
Revoked Holder did not report required CPE after 24-month period and the designation was revoked. Previous holder may not display their certification after their name nor use the benefits of holding the IIA designation. Individual is required to recertify. (Re-apply into the program and pass all required examinations, including paying all fees.)

 

Summary of Changes (changes in italic)

  Current Policy Revised Policy
(effective 1 September 2023)
​Reporting Period Calendar year following designation being awarded ​Calendar year following designation being awarded
Hours Required CIA
Practicing: 40 hours
Nonpracticing: 20 hours

All other IIA designations
Practicing: 20 hours
Nonpracticing: 10 hours
​CIA
Practicing: 40 hours
Nonpracticing: 20 hours

All other IIA designations
Practicing: 20 hours
Nonpracticing: 10 hours
2 Hours of Ethics Required Yes Yes
Surplus (Carryover) CPE Not offered ​Any surplus of CPE acquired during a calendar year may be used for the following calendar year reporting cycle (20 hours max for CIA and 10 hours for other IIA designations).
Certification Reinstatement ​Individuals in Expired status may reinstate their designation by reporting required CPE hours. ​Reinstatement will no longer be offered. Individuals who move into Revoked status will be required to recertify their designation. (Re-apply into the program and pass all required examinations, including paying all fees.) For individuals requesting hardship, please refer to the CPE Policy.
Grace Status 12 months 24 months

 

Candidate Scenarios

FAQ:

Public 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

CPE Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE or CPD hours, check out these:

IIA CPE-earning opportunities

Certification Pricing

CPE reporting fees vary globally, based upon membership status, if you report CPE directly to The IIA through CCMS, or through your local affiliate.

Pricing Structure

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 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 Fee 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.

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 six-month grace period to report CPE.  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.