Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control Continuing Professional Education

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28 Illumeo Courses meet the ISACA standard for Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control CPE. Activities that qualify for CPE include technical and managerial professional development and contributions to the profession. These activities must be directly applicable to risk identification, assessment, evaluation, response and monitoring and the design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of IS controls (job practice) to ensure a proper balance of professional development is attained. CPE hours are not accepted for on-the-job activities unless they fall into a specific qualifying professional education activity. Training in basic office productivity software, such as Microsoft Word or Excel, does not qualify as CPE. Specific activities have annual CPE hour limits. CPE can be reported in quarter hour increments.


By our reading of this standard we believe learners can count their professionally relevant, verifiable learning activities on Illumeo, including taking on demand courses and attending live webinars that address one or more of the CRISC Job Practice Areas toward fulfillment of their verifiable CRISC CPE requirements. However, if there is any question, we recommend that the individual learner confirm with his/her professional licensing organization before taking Illumeo courses for CRISC CPE credit.

You can manage your Illumeo CPE/CPD certificates and credits through your certificate dashboard which is available when you are logged in to your account (log in now to go there). You can download your certificates as pdfs or email them to yourself at any time. All CPE/CPD certificates earned through Illumeo will be available through this dashboard.

CRISC CPE Requirements and Illumeo Learning Activities

According to the ISACA Standard for Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control CPE, CRISCs must attain and report an annual minimum of twenty (20) CPE hours. These hours must be appropriate to the currency or advancement of the CRISC’s knowledge or ability to perform CRISC-related tasks. The use of these hours towards meeting the CPE requirements for multiple ISACA certifications is permissible when the professional activity is applicable to satisfying the job-related knowledge of each certification. Qualified activities include technical and managerial training, directly applicable to the management, design or assessment of an enterprise’s information security or the improvement of those skills. CPE hours related to management skills must be relevant to the management of information security. Training in basic office productivity software, such as Microsoft Excel, does not qualify as CPE. CPE can be reported in quarter hour increments.

These qualifying activities have been approved by the CRISC Certification Committee and are acceptable for CPE without limit:

  • Non-ISACA professional education activities and meetings including in-house corporate training, university courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, and professional meetings and related activities not sponsored by ISACA. CRISCs earn CPE hours according to the number of hours of active participation.
  • Self-study courses including structured courses designed for self-study that offer CPE credits. These courses will only be accepted if the course provider issues a certificate of completion and the certificate contains the number of CPE hours earned for the course.

One CPE hour is earned for each fifty (50) minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) for qualifying ISACA and non-ISACA professional educational activities and meetings. CPE hours can be earned in quarter hour increments and can also be reported in quarter hours (rounded to the nearest quarter hour). For example, a CRISC who attends an 8-hour presentation (480 minutes) with 90 minutes of breaks will earn 7.75 continuing professional education hours.

As an accredited provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the United States, Illumeo’s online learning platform, courses, and webinars meet the requirements set forth by the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), an IFAC Member Organization, as well as the National State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), both IFAC Affiliates.

Therefore, we believe learners can count their professionally relevant, verifiable learning activities on Illumeo, including taking on demand courses and attending live webinars, toward fulfillment of their verifiable CRISC CPE requirements. However, if there is any question, we recommend that the individual learner confirm with his/her professional licensing organization before taking Illumeo courses for CRISC CPE credit.

If you have any questions, please contact our customer success team at 408-400-3993, x109.