Continuing Professional Education (CPE) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements
CPE and CPD are** facilitated through a self-certification process with the completion and reporting of required CPE or CPD hours on an annual basis.
The reporting deadline is 31 December each year. CPE and CPD reporting fees vary globally, based upon membership status, if you report CPE or CPD directly to The IIA through CCMS, or through your local Institute. Please check with your local Institute for pricing. Visit the Pricing Structure page of our website for the most current pricing information. IIA-certified professionals who fail to meet their CPE or CPD requirements by the reporting deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and may not use their designation. Access the CPE/CPD Opportunities page for information on continuing professional development opportunities.
As an IIA certified or qualified professional, you are responsible for ensuring that the CPE or CPD information in your report is accurate. You must include your membership or customer identification number when reporting your CPE or CPD. Get more information on CPE reporting steps for current and inactive certificants.
CPE and CPD Reporting Benefit for North America IIA Members
Members of The IIA in North America and the Caribbean benefit from free CPE reporting.*
*CPE reporting fees vary globally based upon membership status. Individuals from IIA Institutes should contact their local representatives for their CPE reporting process.
Learn more about IIA Membership Benefits.
Are You Newly Certified or Qualified?
New CIAs are awarded 80 CPE hours; new CCSAs, CGAPs, CFSAs, and CRMAs are awarded 40 CPE hours. New QIALs are awarded 40 CPD hours. Half of the awarded CPE or CPD hours (40 or 20) are for the year in which the exam is passed, and the other half are for the subsequent year.
Reporting CPE and CPD
Log in to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) to complete the CPE or CPD Reporting Form.
If you need further assistance, please log in to your record in CCMS and submit an incident.
CPE and CPD Opportunities
If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE or CPD hours, view the Registry of CPE Providers and learn more about this program, or check out these possibilities.
CPE and CPD 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. If selected for an audit, individuals must provide evidence of previously reported CPE activities that meet the criteria described in Administrative Directive No. 4. Individuals selected for a CPE Audit will be notified via email. The deadline and requirements for returning supporting documentation will be included in the email.