Chapter of Excellence Program

The IIA Chapter of Excellence program was introduced in early 2010 to recognize chapters for their belief in quality education and support of the CIA designation, specifically through The IIA’s CIA Learning System program. This program not only helps provide CIA training to chapter members across the nation, but proceeds also support other IIA research and training initiatives around the globe. In 2017, more than 115 chapter earned this prestigious title.

  • The Chapter of Excellence program restarts each year on May 1 and ends March 1.
  • To qualify, the Chapter of Excellence tracking form must be completed no later than March 1st each year.
  • Chapter of Excellence status is awarded at The IIA’s Annual Leadership Conference.

What does it mean to become a Chapter of Excellence?

If your chapter becomes a Chapter of Excellence, you will earn the following:

  • Recognition at the spring Leadership conference
  • Chapter of Excellence lapel pin for your chapter leaders attending the Leadership conference
  • Chapter of Excellence recognition tile ad to place on your chapter’s website
  • CAP points

Submit Your Application!

Submit your Chapter of Excellence online application form on or before March 1 of each year.

Questions? Contact Kelly Quinn at kelly.quinn@theiia.org or +1-651-905-2671.

How can your chapter become a Chapter of Excellence?

There are three options for becoming a Chapter of Excellence. Download a flyer or review the options below. For questions, please contact Kelly Quinn at kelly.quinn@theiia.org or +1-651-905-2671.

 

Option 1: Host a Live IIA CIA Learning System Course Within Your Chapter Area

Chapters hosting a live facilitator-led CIA Learning System course administered by the chapter (course materials are available to chapters at a discounted price) or hosting a live facilitator-led course in partnership with a college/university within their local area will obtain ‘Chapters of Excellence’ status by completing each of the items listed below. You must complete each of the items listed at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

  • E-mail announcement to your chapter members to promote the course
  • Post course notification on your chapter’s website
  • Place announcement in chapter newsletter (Note: If your chapter does not have a newsletter, this condition is not applicable.)
  • Place The IIA’s CIA Learning System tile ad on your chapter website’s home page and link to www.learncia.com/chapters
  • Announce the course at a chapter event (if occurring)

CAP: Earn 20 CAP points under Service to the Profession for hosting a course. Additional points are earned under the Service to Members section and are based on the number of attendees and CPE hours offered.

 

Option 2: Promote Live or Online IIA CIA Learning System Courses Outside of Your Chapter Area

Chapters promoting a live IIA CIA Learning System facilitator-led course administered by another chapter within your district or promoting a live or online college/university partner-offered course within your district or promoting IIA public or online course offerings will obtain ‘Chapters of Excellence’ status by completing each of the following items (district geographical boundaries do not apply when promoting online courses). To obtain Chapter of Excellence status, you must complete each of the items listed at least 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

  • E-mail announcement to your chapter members to promote the course
  • Post course notification on your chapter’s website
  • Place announcement in chapter newsletter (Note: If your chapter does not have a newsletter, this condition is not applicable.)
  • Place The IIA’s CIA Learning System self-study tile ad on your chapter website’s home page and link to www.learncia.com/chapters
  • Announce the course at a chapter event (if occurring)

CAP: Earn 10 CAP Points under Service to the Profession. Additional points are earned under the Service to Members section and are based on the number of attendees and CPE hours offered.

Option 3: Promote The IIA’s CIA Learning System Self-Study Materials and offer your members a special discounted price on materials.

To obtain Chapter of Excellence status, you must complete each of the items listed below:

  • Place The IIA’s CIA Learning System self-study tile ad on your chapter website’s home page and link to www.learncia.com/chapters
  • Place announcement in chapter newsletter (Note: If your chapter does not have a newsletter, this condition is not applicable.)
  • Announce/promote The IIA’s CIA Learning System at a chapter event (if occurring)

CAP: Earn 5 CAP points under Service to the Profession for promoting Self-Study materials and 1 CAP per kit or part sold.

Other program details

  • The Chapter of Excellence program restarts each year on May 1 and ends March 1.
  • To qualify, the Chapter of Excellence tracking form (found below) must be completed no later than March 1st each year.
  • Chapter of Excellence status is awarded at The IIA’s Annual Leadership Conference.

Supporting Resources

Your chapter may find the following resources helpful as you promote your training programs.

Tile Ads

180×210 Review Course Tile Ad. If your chapter is not offering a course, please link this ad to www.learncia.com/classes-offered.

210×210 Self-Study Tile Ad. Please link this ad to www.learncia.com/chapters.

Email/Website Copy

In-Person Facilitator-Led Courses: Download email, newsletter, and website in Word Doc format.

Online Facilitator-Led Courses: Download email, newsletter, and website in Word Doc format.

Self-Study Materials: Download email, newsletter, and website in Word Doc format.

Flyers

Study Options Flyer: Download a flyer that promotes self-study and all facilitator-led courses (PDF).

Chapter Course Promotion Flyer: Download a customizable flyer to promote your chapter’s upcoming facilitator-led courses (Word Doc).