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​IIA-certified Individuals Have Until 31 December to Report CPE Credits

Every year, individuals who hold active-status certifications or qualifications earned from The IIA must report CPE/CPD credits earned by year’s end.

IIA certificants must report 40 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits earned in support of the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) credential, and 20 hours for specialty certifications, including the Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA), Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP), or Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA). Individuals who hold the or Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL), Certified Process Safety Auditor (CPSA), or Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) must report Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits earned.

All certificants must report credits earned by 31 December 2017*, unless the certification itself was earned in 2017. IIA members should check with their local affiliate for CPE reporting guidelines and pricing.

NEW! Beginning in 2018, two of every IIA-certified individual’s CPE/CPD credits must be earned in Ethics. While this is not a requirement for 2017, we recommend planning now to attain those credits in the coming year.

The IIA offers a Registry of CPE Providers for those who still need to earn credits as well as a variety of online options and options from local affiliates.

CPE reporting fees vary globally based on membership status. Individuals from IIA affiliates should contact their local representatives for their CPE reporting process.

Learn more about the CPE requirements and CPE-earning opportunities. Those not required to report CPE/CPD credit to their affiliate should report through the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS).

If you reside in North America, click here for CPE requirements.

* Failure to report by 31 December renders an IIA certification/qualification inactive, resulting in the loss of the privilege as using certification credentials. Those who remain “Inactive” for 12 months or longer will be charged $250 to reinstate their certification.