| The Certification Candidate Handbook notes that for all candidates who were not yet certified and whose eligibility had not expired as of December 31, 2007, all applications and previously passed exam parts were converted to the Certification Candidate Management System (CCMS) with an “application approved” or “exam passed” date of January 1, 2008. This means that those candidates will expire from their certification program on January 1, 2010, if they have not performed one of the activities that extend eligibility through the current eligibility period rules (see page 21 of the Certification Candidate Handbook). |
If you are one of these candidates, we have good news for you! The IIA is granting a grace period through April 30, 2010, that will allow you to reinstate your enrolled status and retain your previously passed exam parts. Based on this grace period, we will not remove any expired candidate’s enrollment status or previously passed exam parts from CCMS until April 30, 2010. You will, however, lose your enrollment status and previously passed parts if you do not sit for an exam part or have a current open registration for an exam part by April 30, 2010. If you sit for an exam part, your program eligibility will be reinstated, your previously passed parts will be retained, and you will then fall under the normal eligibility period rules once again (that is, you will not expire from the program for at least two more years). If you have a current open registration on April 30, 2010, but you do not sit for an exam part, you will expire as soon as you no longer have an open registration.
We hope that you will take advantage of this grace period to reactivate your candidacy and move forward with your certification goals.