Contiuing Professional Education (CPE)

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The IIAs Professional Certification Board (PCB) requires that after certification, CIAs, CCSAs, CGAPs, and CFSAs maintain their knowledge and skills and stay abreast of improvements and current developments in their area of certification through continuing professional education (CPE).

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 certificates.

The reporting deadline is 31 December each year.


NEW! In 2018, two of your CPE/CPD credits must be earned in Ethics.

Are You Newly Certified or Qualified?
You are awarded CPE or CPD hours (40 or 20) for the year in which the exam is passed, and the other half are for the subsequent year.

  • 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

Here are the easy steps to follow to report your CPE:

1. Log in to The IIAs Certification Candidate Management System.(CCMS) with your ID and CCMS password. If you have forgotten your ID or password, click on the forgot your password link and follow the directions.

2. On the left side of the screen, select "Complete a Form" and under the "New Forms" tab, choose the appropriate form.
Please note that you must complete one CPE reporting form for EACH designation you hold.

3. Once you complete and submit the form (and payment, if required), you should receive an email confirming your report submission. You can also verify that your expiration date has been adjusted on your CCMS record home page.

For a list of CPE program requirements
click here and
click here for the availability of CPE-eligible activities from your local affiliate

Annual CPE Audit Activities

The Annual CPE Audit notifications are sent in January for the prior years reporting cycle. If selected for an audit, individuals must provide evidence of previously reported CPE activities that meet the criteria described in the CPE Policy. 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.

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