CPE Requirements

CPE Requirements - IIA-Australia


Continuing professional education is a requirement of Professional or Associate membership with the IIA-Australia. For Professional Members this is 80 hours over two years, with a minimum of 15 in any one year. For Associates it is 60 hours over two years, with a minimum of 15 in any one year.

approved CPE activities

Approved CPE activities include those offered by the IIA-Australia and other professional bodies. CPE is covered in the By-Laws of the IIA-Australia (By-law 209). Below is a summary of approved CPE activities.
  • Education 
    - Attendance at technical sessions of professional societies
    - Seminars and conferences
    - Formal in-house training programs
    - College or university courses passed, including the GradCertIA where 40 hours is allocated in the year of completion and 40 hours the following year
    - Professional programs, including IIA Global certifications
    - Formal correspondence programs
  • Please note: All Professional Members must complete a minimum of two CPE credit hours in the subject area of ethics as part of their overall annual CPE.

  • Publications
    - Books, up to 50 hours;
    - Articles, up to 25 hours;
    - Research papers, up to 25 hours.

  • Oral Presentations
    - First presentation, three times the length of the presentation, plus the presentation time;
    - Later presentation, the length of the presentation.

  • Participation
    -  As an officer or committee member in a professional or industry organisation related to internal auditing, up to 10 hours per annum;

  • Quality Assurance Review

NOTE: Members who hold the designation CIA® or other IIA Global certifications are required to comply with CPE requirements established by IIA Inc.

Certifications (IIA Global)

CPE is facilitated through a self-certification process with the completion and reporting of required CPE hours on an annual basis. 

Please refer to the Continuing Professional Education Policy: Requirements for Certification and Qualification Programs (formerly known as Administrative Directive #4) here.

The reporting deadline is December 31 each year. Certified candidates will receive three reminder emails from CCMS (Candidate Certification Management System) 90, 60 and 30 days before the deadline of December 31. All certified candidates will be required to login to CCMS and report their CPE. The CPE reporting fee will be payable directly to IIA Global through CCMS. The pricing structure is available here. IIA-certified professionals who fail to meet their CPE requirements by the reporting deadline will automatically be placed in inactive status and may not use their designation.

New CIAs are awarded 40 CPE hours; new CRMAs are awarded 20 CPE hours. The awarded CPE hours are for the year in which the exam is passed.

IIA certified professionals are responsible for ensuring that the CPE information reported is accurate and up-to-date. Also, IIA certified professionals are responsible for updating their contact details on the CCMS, to ensure receipt of notifications and reminders from CCMS. 

CPE Reporting Requirements

For further information on CPE reporting requirements, please see the below links

Please note: All certification holders must complete a minimum of two CPE/CPD credit hours in the subject area of ethics as part of their overall annual CPE (from 2018). Click here to view CPE Ethics FAQs. 

To assist you in meeting your CPE requirements, please check out the below list of recorded ethics webinars. 

Where can I obtain ethics training/courses?

IIA-Australia developed an online ethics course that is available for members ONLY. To sign up for the course, please click here and review these steps. Email training@iia.org.au if you have any problems. Individuals are able to obtain ethics training from their employers, as well as other non-IIA related organisations.

Contact Us

Have a question about your CPE hours? Contact:
Julie Young
Executive Officer

E: julie.young@iia.org.au
T: +61 2 9267 9155
Toll Free: 1800 236 366 (outside Sydney)


Tara Twiddy
Education Coordinator 

E: education@iia.org.au
T: +61 2 9267 9155
Toll Free: 1800 236 366 (outside Sydney)