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How to Report CPE

​How to Report CPE

As an IIA certification holder, you are required to participate in a program of learning designed to sustain professional competency and to report continuing professional education (CPE) hours annually to maintain an active certification.

The CPE reporting year runs from 1 January –31 December. CPE must be earned and reported by 31 December each year. You do not need to wait until 31 December to report your CPE. Once you have completed all your CPE, report it through the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).

For the steps on the CPE reporting process, please select your certification status below:

CertifiedGrace PeriodExpired

If you are unsure of your current status, take a moment to view your profile in CCMS. If you are curious about the activities that qualify for CPE, please read The IIA’s CPE Policy.

CPE Reporting by Certification Status

Review the steps below for reporting CPE according to your current certification status. Also included is a step-by-step guide on how to report your CPE in CCMS. You are encouraged to review the steps prior to attempting to report CPE.

woman working on laptopCPE Reporting for CERTIFIED Individuals

As an active IIA certification holder, you are required to report CPE by 31 December of the current year.

  1. Log into CCMS.
  2. Select “Report CPE” for the certification you wish to report CPE.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions and select “Submit” when prompted.

Download the step-by-step guide to report CPE as a certified individual.

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CPE Reporting for GRACE PERIOD Certification Holders

Individuals whose certification is currently inactive grace are required to report CPE for both the current reporting period and the previous year.

  1. Log into CCMS.
  2. Select the “Report CPE” link for the program you wish to report.
  3. If your program is in Grace Period, you will be prompted to select “Report Prior Year” or “Report Current and Prior Year.”
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions and select “Submit” when prompted.

Download the step-by-step guide to report CPE as an individual in inactive grace period.

CPE Reporting for EXPIRED Certification Holders

hand holding compassIndividuals with an expired IIA certification have not reported CPE for two consecutive prior years. To return your certification to an active status, you are required to complete a reinstatement form for each designation with an expired status and pay relevant reinstatement fees. CPE hours used for reinstatement cannot be used toward the current-year reporting requirements. To begin the reinstatement process, follow the below steps.

  1. Log into CCMS.
  2. Select the “Reinstatement Application” link for the program you wish to reinstate.
  3. Follow the onscreen instructions and select “Submit” when prompted.
  4. You will be required to submit evidence of the CPE earned in the prior 12 months.

Download the step-by-step guide to report CPE as an individual with an expired certification.

Newly Certified and Wondering When You Start Reporting CPE?

If you are newly certified, the year that you must begin reporting depends upon which year you earned your certification.

​Year Certified ​Reporting Year
​2018 ​Your first CPE report is due 31 December 2020.
​2019 ​Your first CPE report is due 31 December 2021.
​2020 ​Your first CPE report is due 31 December 2022.

CPE Audit

Each year, a percentage of certified individuals will be contacted by The IIA and required to submit a complete record of CPE for the previous reporting period as part of an ongoing audit process. If you are selected for an audit, you will receive an immediate notification with additional details.

Documentation and Record Retention

Certification holders bear primary responsibility for documenting compliance with CPE requirements. For each program, individuals should be able to document the following:

  • Sponsor
  • Title and description of content
  • Date(s)
  • Location
  • Number of CPE contact hours

If you have any questions, please submit a case in CCMS.