Every board-certified professional with the McAfee Institute has to earn continuing professional’s education (CPE) credits to maintain their M.I. Certifications.
For every online course or certification, you take with the McAfee Institute, you will receive a certificate of completion indicating the title of the program, delivery format, practice area and the number of CPE credits earned. The McAfee Institute is a provider on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors with NASBA. The purpose of requiring ongoing CPE of our certification holders is to ensure our board-certified professionals remain knowledgeable about the current industry developments. CPE requirements can be fulfilled by attending conference calls, seminars, webinars and industry conventions, and through self-study. You have to keep CPE certificates and attendance files and the McAfee Institute may verify the CPE credit compliance at any time.
It is a significant achievement to qualify and study for a board certification with the McAfee Institute. It’s a tough task to complete and one that you should be very proud of upon completion. However, once certification is obtained, you must remain competitive and knowledgeable to bring value to the industry as a leader.
As per the CPE Policies and Guidelines, there are distinct instructions for necessary CPE activities and requirements which you must uphold over the two-year period to your renewal.
There are clear overviews of the various activities that count for CPE credits. Therefore, you must follow proper CPE credit guidelines to accurately calculate your CPE credits. It is important to understand that, to enhance professional development, it is essential to know the types of CPE credits you require and which activities can give you CPE credits on your regular day-to-day performance.
The McAfee Institute requires certified individuals to self-attest every two years (biennial) that they have met the CPE requirements outlined in this document. CPE reporting requirements vary depending on the program in which the professional is certified.
To maintain an active McAfee Institute certification individuals are required to:
Details regarding each of these requirements, as well as hardship exemptions, can be found in the sections below.
To retain your certification, you will have to earn and submit CPE credits during the two year certification period in order to renew.
CECI – 30 CPE Credits
COSINT – 25 CPE Credits
CPCI– 30 CPE Credits
CCIP – 25 CPE Credits
CCII – 20 CPE Credits
SMIA – 15 CPE Credits
CCFI – 20 CPE Credits
CDCI- 25 CPE Credits
CCTA – 25 CPE Credits
CORCI – 20 CPE Credits
CTFI – 25 CPE Credits
WVTS – 18 CPE Credits
CSMIE- 30 CPE Credits
CFHI- 15 CPE Credits
CEFI – 15 CPE Credits
CHTI – 25 CPE Credits
For individuals who hold multiple certifications, the CPE hours earned for attending another board certification may be applied toward their required CPE hours for the first certification earned. In other words, if a practicing individual holds both the CECI and CPCI, and completes 30 hours of training related to fraud and investigations, those hours can be used to satisfy the CPE requirements for both the CECI and CPCI.
More information regarding educational program criteria, how CPE hours are measured, acceptable curriculum, and other activities for which certified individuals can earn CPE hours are provided in the section below on Qualifying CPE Activities.
One of the most common ways certified individuals earn CPE hours is by completing educational programs. In fact, certified individuals may earn all of their required biennial CPE hours by attending such programs.
Therefore, the McAfee Institute has established criteria to ensure that educational programs maintain a high standard of quality. For a CPE program to be deemed acceptable by the McAfee Institute, it must meet all of the following criteria:
The McAfee Institute recognizes the following professional education and development programs as meeting the aforementioned criteria:
So let’s outline some examples of how this works in the real world and how it applies to you earning CPE credits for these areas.
Read the Entire CPE Policy Here