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CPE for certifications, exams and licensures

The VBOA has approved the following CPE hours for passing exams and obtaining certifications for the following designations. The VBOA will award CPE hours for the year the certification was received.

Please note: If the licensee earns CPE for completing an exam preparation course, they can only claim the CPE granted by the prep course administrator or the CPE for passing the exam. Licensees cannot earn CPE for both.  

The CPE hours must not exceed a total of 60 hours over a three-year rolling period.

Credential CPE hours
ACAMS Advanced AML Audit Certification (CAMS – Audit) 10
Certified Accounts Payable Practitioner (CAPP) Exam 10
Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) 10
Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) 20
Certified Financial Planner (CFP) 30
Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) 25
Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM): three-part examination 10 for each exam
Certified Information System Auditor Exam (CISA) 15
Certified Internal Auditor Exam (CIA) 10 for each section
Certified Investment Management Analyst Exam (CIMA): qualification and certification 20
Certified Management Accountant Exam (CMA): each section 20
Certified Treasury Professional Exam (CTP) 15
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Exam (CAIA): each section 25
Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA): five-part examination 15 for each section and 15 once the certification is complete = total of 90 hours
Chartered Financial Analyst Exam (CFA): each section 30
Enrolled Agent Certification: three-part examination 20
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt 20
Life and Annuities and Health Insurance Licensure 10
Mortgage Loan Originator (MLO) 10
Retired Income Certified Professional (RICP) Exam: three-part examination 20
Series 6 Exam 10
Series 7 Exam 25
Series 63 Exam 7
Series 65 Exam (Uniform Investment Adviser Law Examination) 20
Series 66 Exam 10
Virginia Bar Exam or a Bar Exam in a jurisdiction that has reciprocity with Virginia. A licensee may only receive CPE credit for passing one bar exam. 30