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CPE for CFIIA, CMIIA, PIIA and QICA holders

If you hold a Chartered IIA designation, like CMIIA or PIIA, then you will report your CPE to the Chartered IIA and you will be asked to declare your compliance to the CPE policy when you renew your membership.

If you hold an IIA Global designation, either on its own or with a Chartered designation, then you will report CPE to IIA Global. You do not need to report CPE to both organisations.  

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).


CPE hours





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.

Members should consult the Internal Audit Competency Framework to identify possible areas for development. Below is a summary of some of the activities you can undertake, or see the policy document for more detail.


Maximum hours that can be reported

Training courses, in-house training, seminars, conferences


Passing an exam for example Chartered by Learning


Delivering presentations


Performing 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)


Drafting materials for Tutors and trainers for workshop delivery (claimed for oral presentations)


Delivering workshops using pre-prepared materials


Examiners, markers and assessors (1 CPE per hour of work)


Facilitators and tutors for online courses (claimed as serving volunteer officer 1 CPE per hour of work)



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 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. 

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

Submitting your CPE evidence

Members do not need to submit evidence of any CPE undertaken, unless specifically ask as part of the audit. If you are asked to submit your CPE evidence, please email it to 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