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CPE and CPD Requirements

Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Requirements

Annual CPE reporting is open all year and can be reported in 3 easy steps:

  1. Review the CPE policy
  2. Log into the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS)
  3. Report CPE for each of your IIA designations 

The reporting deadline is 31 December.

Failure to report

Should you fail to report your CPE by the 31 December deadline, you may no longer approved to represent yourself as a certified individual. Individuals failing to report CPE 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.

The IIA Certification Registry

All individuals who have earned an IIA certification and maintain it by reporting CPE are eligible to opt in to 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.

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. Please check with your local affiliate for pricing and 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.

What Counts as an Ethics Course?

The PCB has set forth an ethics component to be included in CPE requirements, with a minimum of two hours of ethics training each year.
There is flexibility in fulfilling this obligation. An ethics course meeting the CPE requirements could cover a variety of topics within the broader concept of ethics, such as conflicts of interest, transparency, or ethical leadership.
In collaboration with the Professional Ethics and Responsibility Committee, the PCB recommends the following list as a guideline for topics and coursework. Acceptable courses also may include topics not listed as long as they directly relate to The IIA’s Code of Ethics.

Are You Newly Certified or Qualified?

For newly certified individuals, the annual certification period begins on 1 January of the year succeeding certification. Reporting CPE hours attained during the year of certification is not required. However, hours attained between the date of certification and 31 December of that year can be used and reported as hours earned in the initial reporting period.

Requirements by Certification or Qualification

CPE Opportunities

If you are looking for ways to obtain your CPE, check out these IIA CPE-earning opportunities.

Annual CPE Audit Activities

 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 are chosen for an audit, you will be given a six-month grace period to successfully complete the audit. Individuals selected for a CPE audit will be notified at the time of reporting CPE.

*CPE reporting fees vary globally based upon membership status. Individuals from IIA Affiliates should contact their local representatives for their CPE reporting process.

Frequently Asked Questions

CPEs: Frequently Asked Questions