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The International Standards for the Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards) require internal auditors to enhance their knowledge, skills, and other competencies through continuing professional development. This requirement helps ensure that internal auditors remain competent in the growing and dynamic profession of internal auditing. In addition to that, those who have obtained a professional certification/qualification through The IIA (henceforth referred to as “certified individuals”) are required to obtain continuing professional development.

MY-CPE LLC offers Continuing Education courses for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA). We are focused on providing quality continuing education to Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) that incorporates the qualified subject areas. Our CPE courses are authored/reviewed by industry specialists and subject matter experts.  All our courses are designed in a way to ensure that courses meet your continuing education requirements.


CPE Requirements
40 hours for practicing CIAs and 20 hours for Non-practicing CIAs.
License Renewal Period
Renew your license by December 31 of each year
CPE Reporting Cycle
The reporting period is from January 1st to December 31st each year.
Ethics Requirement
2 hours on the subject focusing on Ethics

The number of annual CPE hours required varies depending on the certification/qualification held and whether the certified individual is practicing or non-practicing. Practicing CIAs are required to complete 40 hours of CPE hours during their re-certification cycle while Non-practicing CIAs are required to complete 20 CPE hours during their recertification cycle.

For individuals who hold multiple certifications/qualifications, the CPE hours earned for the CCSA, CGAP, CFSA, CRMA, and QIAL may be applied toward their required CPE hours for the CIA. In other words, if a practicing individual holds both the CIA and CRMA, and completes 40 hours of training related to internal auditing and risk management assurance, those hours can be used to satisfy the CPE requirements for both the CIA and CRMA.

Here is myCPE Package for Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) that meets all of your annual continuing education requirements in one go.

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CIAs are required to complete 2 hours of training on Ethics annually. The IIA does not prescribe where an individual must obtain this training. 

CLICK HERE to view the ethics webinar for CIA Professionals.

Renewal of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) is on or before December 31st every year.

The reporting period is from January 1st to December 31st each year.

Here is a link to the IIA website to access FAQs on CPE Requirements and Regulations for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA).

Following are the subject areas for CIAs to qualify for CPE:

  • Essentials of Internal Auditing
    • Foundations of Internal Auditing
    • Independence and Objectivity
    • Proficiency and Due Professional Care
    • Quality Assurance and Improvement Program
    • Governance, Risk Management, and Control
    • Fraud Risks
  • The practice of Internal Auditing
    • Managing the Internal Audit Activity?
    • Planning the Engagement
    • Performing the Engagement
    • Communicating Engagement Results and Monitoring Progress
  • Business Knowledge for Internal Auditing

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myCPE Package for Certified Internal Auditor (CIA)  meets all the CPE requirements of a Certified Internal Auditor:

  • 20 hours of CPE including 2 hours of Ethics

There are no minimum CPE requirements in a particular subject area.

  • Seminars and conferences are provided by national, state, or local auditing or accounting organizations.
  • Technical sessions at meetings of national/federal, state, or local auditing or accounting organizations and chapters (e.g., training provided during an IIA chapter meeting).
  • Formal in-house training programs that meet the aforementioned educational program requirements.
  • Relevant industry-specific educational programs are provided by other professional organizations or societies.
  • College or university courses passed (credit and noncredit courses), excluding courses that a candidate must take to meet the examination requirement for a bachelor's degree or its equivalent.
  • Formal correspondence and self-study programs relevant to internal auditing that meet program criteria, including evidence of completion.
  • Passing examinations.
  • Authoring or contributing to publications. (Maximum 25 hours of CPE)
  • Translating publications. (Maximum 25 hours of CPE)
  • Delivering oral presentations. (Maximum 25 hours of CPE)
  • Participating as a subject matter expert volunteer. (Maximum 20 hours of CPE)
  • Performing external quality assessments. (Maximum 20 hours of CPE)

For detailed information on qualifying learning activities, please CLICK HERE

The license can be renewed by payment of a renewal fee of $ 270 for US Members. For Canadian members, renewal fees are $ 280.

Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) can complete 100% of the total required CPE credit hours via self-study courses. i.e., CIAs can complete CPE hours via self-study courses from NASBA-approved CPE sponsors as myCPE is approved by NASBA. MY-CPE LLC has effectively met the standards set up by The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) so all myCPE courses are eligible for IIA Credits. Our Packages for CIA Professionals are 100% compliant with that requirement.

Individuals who do not complete their CPE reporting form on or before 31 December will automatically transition from certified to inactive (grace period) status. Individuals who remain in an inactive (grace period) status for more than 12 months will automatically be transitioned to inactive status.

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Certification candidates will be awarded 40 CPE hours for the year in which the certification is earned, and 40 CPE hours for the subsequent year (a total of 80 CPE hours). CPE hours awarded are based on earning the certification, which is not NASBA-sponsored.

Certified individuals report their CPE hours by submitting a CPE reporting form before December 31 annually, which serves as a signed statement that all applicable CPE requirements have been met. A separate CPE reporting form is required for each certification held. . In addition to reporting their completion of the required CPE hours, as stated earlier, certified individuals must indicate whether they conform with the Standards and attest to their conformance with The IIA’s Code of Ethics.

Certified individuals must maintain a copy of all supporting documentation as well as the CPE reporting form(s) they submitted for at least three years, and records must be made available to The IIA or its designee upon The IIA's request.

The records maintained by the individual must include the following information, as appropriate:

  • Title of the program and/or description of the content.
  • Dates attended.
  • Location of course or program.
  • Sponsoring organization.
  • Contact CPE hours of credit, as recommended by the course or program sponsor.
  • A letter, certificate, or other written independent attestation of course completion.
  • Documentation supporting publications, oral presentations, committee involvement, or other Participation.

myCPE provides courses that are approved for continuing education credits by NASBA. Based on the guidelines issued by these boards regarding Continuing Education Requirements, we recommend the programs/ webinars to be suitable for NASBA specified in each webinar. However, it will be the responsibility of each attendee to ensure that they are eligible for the Continuing Education Credits based on their occupation/ job profile, knowledge requirements as well as guidelines laid down by their regulatory board before registering for the webinars.

CLICK HERE to view the IIA website for CPE requirements for Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).


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National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) 143597
Internal Revenue Service (IRS) GEHNZ
California Tax Education Council (CTEC) 6273
Certified Financial Planner Board (CFP) 8061
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) RP5359
Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) 714694
FP Canada CE17222
American Payroll Association (APA) 372961
Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (TSBPA) 010556
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation (IDFPR) 158002756
New York State Board of Public Accountancy (NYSPA) 002976
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