CPE for CFIIA, CMIIA, PIIA and QICA holders

If you hold a Chartered IIA designation, and you don’t have an IIA Global certification, then you must declare your compliance with our CPE policy to us annually. You must do this when renewing your membership with us each year on 1 April.

Annual reporting requirements

Annual reporting requirements vary depending on whether you are practicing (actively performing internal audit or related activities), non-practicing (not actively performing internal audit or related activities), or retired (no longer in the workforce).









Retired professionals are exempt from all reporting requirements as long as they remain retired. If you are retired, you will need to requesting a status change. 

Reporting fee

We do not charge a fee to report your CPE.

Eligible CPE activities

We encourage members to keep a record of their CPE throughout the year, as this will help make it more manageable.

One of the most common ways certified individuals earn CPE hours is by completing educational programmes. Alongside completion of more formal qualifications and training courses, this can include attendance at seminars and conferences, formal in-house training programmes, and self-study programmes.

In order to encourage breadth in activity undertaken, we have set out guidance (in line with IIA Global’s requirements) on the maximum points which can be reported for different activities. Full details can be found in IIA Global's CPE policy, but the table below shows this at a glance.


Maximum hours that can be reported

Training courses, in-house training, seminars, conferences, qualifications


Delivering presentations


External Quality Assessments (EQAs)


Participating as a subject matter expert volunteer, for example serving as a committee member for a relevant professional body



Authoring or contributing to publications (for example books, articles or blogs)


Don’t forget - we recognise half CPE hours also.

Don’t worry - if you haven’t received a formal CPE certificate for the learning you’ve undertaken, we have created a template which, if completed, we will accept as evidence. Click here to access our CPE record template.

Download our user-friendly CPE template (Word document)

Ethics training

All certified members are required to complete two CPE hours annually which are focused on the subject of ethics. We have a number of online training courses which will enable you to meet this requirement.

View online training courses offering ethics-based CPE points

On maternity leave or taking a career break?

If you have taken maternity leave during the reporting period (up until 31 December) and you've worked for more than six months of the year, then you will be classed as a 'practising' internal auditor. As such, your CPE hours will be pro-rated, meaning you will be expected to do 3.33 hours for each month worked (40 divided by 12).

If you have worked for less than six months, then you will be classified as 'non-practising' and you can do 1.66 hours per month (20 divided by 12).

If you are unemployed or are taking a career break at the point of reporting your CPE, then you will be classed as 'non practising', which means you need to report 20 hours.

Annual CPE audit

We carry out an annual audit of our members each year. This usually takes place towards the end of each calendar year. If you are asked to submit your CPE evidence as part of our annual sample, don't worry – it's very straightforward. If you collect this sort of evidence for another professional body that you belong to, or as part of your appraisal process at work, you can submit that as long as it shows the following:

  • The activity undertake and the date
  • Number of CPE hours
  • A copy of a CPE certificate to confirm the activity OR a completed template outlining the activity and your learning

Please note: we cannot accept CPE evidence which hasn’t been formally verified. Evidence such as course outlines, delegate lists showing your name, or a screen shot of your outlook calendar are not evidence you undertook that learning.

Report your CPE compliance when you renew

Holders of the CFIIA, CMIIA, PIIA and QICA must complete 40 hours of CPE per year. When you renew your membership each year on 1 April, you are making a declaration of your compliance with our CPE policy. As a qualified member, you may be asked to provide evidence of your CPE – we usually make this request in the autumn. 

You do not need to use IIA Global's certification management tool, known as the CCMS, to report your compliance. This tool is only for holders of an IIA Global designation.

Click here to find the competency framework relevant to CFIIA, CMIIA, PIIA and QICA holders.

Submitting your CPE evidence

If you are asked to submit your CPE evidence, please email it to cpe@iia.org.uk and remember to include your name and member number.

Failure to submit CPE evidence when requested may result in expulsion from membership.


For further details, please email cpe@iia.org.uk