CPE record template

It's important to make sure you record your CPE activity correctly so that if you're asked to supply evidence of your compliance, you can supply it with ease. The key is to set some objectives beforehand, and then reflect on what you've learnt and think about how you will apply the knowledge. Our handy template provides a simple format to record your CPE activity. Below, you'll see some examples of how to use it.

When you attend a Chartered IIA training course or event you will receive a certificate of attendance, which can be submitted as evidence. You do not need to write up the activity separately.

Examples of how to record CPE activity:  Completing an online course  |  Reading technical guidance


Download our user-friendly CPE template (Word document)


Example one: Short online course

Description of CPE activity 

Chartered IIA 'Open Course' on Professional Ethics and the Internal Auditor – free web based lunch time learning course, available on the Chartered IIA's website.

Date(s) 

1 March 2017 

What were the aims and objectives of this activity?

I was seeking to understand more about professional ethics and how I can ensure as an internal audit professional I apply the IIA Code of Ethics and to consider the values an internal auditor should demonstrate.  

What did you learn and how did/will you apply it? 

Professional ethics are the moral rules and values that govern the way a group of people perform a task or use resources. The IIA’s professional ethics are enshrined in the Code of Ethics, authoritative guidance for the internal audit profession from IIA Global. There are four principles: integrity, objectivity, confidentiality and competency. 

Professional ethics are there to protect me, my internal audit function, my employer and the public. I will ensure that the way I and my team work adheres to the IIA Code of Ethics.

Next steps will be to ensure my team are fully aware of the enhancements in 2015 to the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF), particularly the aspects which are more challenging to deliver within our organisation type, and consider appropriate strategies for addressing these.

Number of CPE points claimed  

One point (one hour)


Example two: Reading technical guidance 

Description of CPE activity 

IIA technical guidance on accepting gifts and hospitality

Date(s)

10 February 2017

What were the aims and objectives of this activity?

I was seeking to understand more about the IIA’s position for its members about what to do when they are offered gifts or hospitality, including working lunches and invitations to conferences and functions. 

What did you learn and how did/will you apply it?

  1. Businesses and organisations often have their own policies and rules regarding gifts and hospitality, which internal auditors should comply with. Where there are no organisation-wide policies or where rules are not sufficiently clear, the head of internal audit should set the policy for the internal audit department to follow and obtain appropriate approvals as required.
  2. Use common sense.
  3. Consider the following key principles of the IIA Code of Ethics: integrity and objectivity.
  4. Internal auditors must act and be seen to act in an independent and unbiased manner to maintain the confidence of senior management, the audit committee and other stakeholders. Gifts and hospitality can create the wrong impression and can undermine an internal auditor's integrity. 
  5. In the absence of a related policy, I will seek guidance with our HR department about implementing such a policy, which we can include within future audit plans where appropriate. 

Number of CPE points claimed 

One point (one hour)