Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)
Requirements: The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) requires Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) certificate holders to complete their CPE continuing education hours by December 31 of each year. CIAs who are practicing (actively performing internal audit or related activities) are required to earn 40 hours each year, while CIAs who are non-practicing (not actively performing internal audit or related activities) are required to earn 20 hours each year. Both practicing and non-practicing CIAs must earn a minimum of two hours of ethics training each year, as part of the annual CPE requirement. CIAs are responsible for choosing programs that fit the Professional Certification Board (PCB) guidelines. For additional information, please see the CPE Requirements for Certified Internal Auditors and Continuing Professional Education Policy.
Maintaining Your Certification Requirements with PLI: It is the certified individual’s responsibility to ensure their CPE hours conform to the guidelines established by the PCB. Select PLI and SEC Institute programs approved for CPE-NASBA credit may also help fulfill the CPE requirements for CIAs. A PLI NASBA CPE certificate may serve as sufficient evidence of program completion and the appropriate number of CPE hours earned. For additional questions about how you can meet your CPE requirements through PLI, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendance Reporting: The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) requires certified individuals to self-attest annually that they have met their CPE requirements. Annual reporting requirements vary depending on the certification status (practicing, non-practicing, retired, or inactive). CIAs may manage their certification credits via the IIA Certification Candidate Management System Login.