CE Provider


Every two years, IMCA® designees are required to complete and report forty hours of continuing education (CE) credit, including two ethics hours, as proof of their continued competence in the profession. CE providers who offer education that meet IMCA’s Qualification Criteria, and have been reviewed and accepted by IMCA, can help certificants meet these renewal requirements.

Submit your educational programs to be accepted for CE credit for CIMA®/CIMC®/CPWA® certifications today.


  • Attract additional attendees by promoting your program’s qualification for CIMA/CIMC/CPWA CE credit on your website and in your course descriptions
  • Gain additional exposure on the IMCA website

Submitting your program for review and acceptance for CE credit is easy! Follow the four steps outlined below:

1. Read the CE Credit Qualification Criteria and list of accepted Continuing Education Topics to ensure your program will align with IMCA's standards.
Download CE Credit Qualification Criteria
Download Continuing Education Topics

2. Choose the CE Provider participation plan that is right for you.

A) Continuing Education (CE) Sponsor  | US$300, annually
Do you offer multiple programs in a 12-month period that are ≤8 hours in length? Become a "Continuing Education (CE) Sponsor" for the program application bundled price of US$300.

Annual fee includes:

  • Unlimited review and acceptance of programs less than or equal to 8 hours (Programs ˃8 hours are subject to an additional fee of US$20 per credit hour)
  • Your organization name listed and website linked from IMCA’s website
  • Use of the CIMA/CIMC/CPWA designations in your marketing materials, in the form and manner directed by IMCA

B) Independent CE Program Acceptance  | US$20 per CE credit hour
Only offer a few courses? Submit program applications for review and acceptance on a program-by-program basis.

Application fee includes:

  • Use of the CIMA/CIMC/CPWA designations in your marketing materials, in the form and manner directed by IMCA

Applications are processed in the order received. Please allow up to ten business days to process both CE Sponsor applications and CE Program Acceptance applications. Fees for both participation plans are nonrefundable and are subject to change without notice. Fees are assesed for the number of credit hours to be reviewed regardless of the decision to accept or deny.

3. Submit your application to [email protected].
Download the CE Sponsor application
Download the CE Program Acceptance application

4. Once accepted, submit your attendance records to IMCA or provide the IMCA-assigned Program ID Number to attendees

  • Additionally incentivize participation in your program by submitting attendance records to IMCA on your attendees’ behalf. Download IMCA’s "Attendee Upload" template, input your attendees’ information after each program, and e-mail the completed file to [email protected].
  • Empower attendees to get the credit they deserve by providing them the unique, IMCA-assigned “Program ID Number” via an attendance confirmation e-mail or on certificates of completion. Attendees can use this code as proof of attendance on IMCA’s website to self-report their attendance and receive CE credit. This unique code should be distributed only to attendees with recorded attendance so that it serves as attendance validation.

Both CE Sponsor status and CE Program Acceptance are only valid for one year. Please follow the steps below to renew your Sponsor status or to resubmit your independent programs for review.

CE Sponsors
Download the CE Sponsor Renewal application to quickly and easily review all of the programs previously accepted as part of your CE Sponsor status.

CE Program Acceptance
Download the CE Program Acceptance application to reapply.

Please contact IMCA’s Certification Department at 303.770.3377, option 2, or [email protected] with additional questions.