CPD Requirements

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Requirements for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership® (QIAL®)

Each year, QIAL certificate holders are required to self-certify as to the completion of the required continuing education hours. The number of CPD hours to be reported is based on certification statuses of practicing, non-practicing, retired, inactive (grace period), or inactive. It is the QIAL’s responsibility to assure that the CPD hours claimed conform to the guidelines established by The IIA’s Professional Certification Board (PCB). CPD reporting forms are submitted by QIALs on an annual basis (no later than 31 December each year) and serve as signed statements that all applicable CPD requirements have been met.

For complete information regarding the CPD requirements for QIAL certificate holders, please review Administrative Directive No. 4.

Newly Certified?

New QIALs are awarded 40 CPD hours. Half of the awarded CPD hours (20) are for the year in which the exam is passed, and the other half are for the subsequent year.

CPD Opportunities

Need to earn CPD for your QIAL qualification? View a listing of The IIA’s Recognized CPE Providers and learn more about this new program, or check out these other global CPD opportunities.

CPE Providers, find out how to become an IIA Recognized CPE Provider here.

CPD Reporting Fees

IIA Member Nonmember
CPD Reporting Fee* US$25 US$100

*Members of North America enjoy the member benefit of having CPD reporting fees included in their membership. CPD reporting fees may vary globally and depend on whether you report CPD directly to The IIA through CCMS or through your local institute. If you are not a North America member, please check with your local institute for pricing.