Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Policy

OCEG and GRC Certify require continuing professional education (CPE) to ensure that our certified professionals stay on top of new developments in the profession. This policy page outlines how our Unified CPE program works.

We use a Unified CPE program to maintain all of your certifications with a simple and straightforward process:

  1. Maintain an All Access Pass, and
  2. Complete 8 hours of continuing professional education every year for each certification.
IMPORTANT MULTI-USE CREDIT: Many of our continuing professional education (CPE) experiences count toward multiple certifications. This means that a single webinar or course can count toward one or more of your certifications. One experience. Multiple credits.

Rules for OCEG Certifications (accredited by GRC Certify)

OCEG offers a number of certifications accredited by GRC Certify. All of our certifications follow the same unified program rules:

  • When a certification is granted, it is awarded for a full year starting on the day you passed the exam.
  • Your first full year has no CPE requirement.
  • Starting your second year, you must earn at least eight (8) credits of continuing education related to the certification topic.
  • When a certificate renews, it renews for a full year. Automatic renewal on the day of certificate expiration happens if both of these conditions are true: a) Member has an active AAP and b) CPE requirement has been met (if applicable).
  • If the expiration date passes and you do not meet both conditions, you have a grace period of 90 days to fulfill the requirements (renewing your AAP and/or getting enough credits). After the grace period is over, your certification gets deleted from our records, and certificates are no longer available for display.

Viewing CPE Status

You may view your current CPE status on your Certification Dashboard at any time.

Applying Credit to OCEG Certifications

  • AUTOMATIC TRACKING. When you attend events and view recorded resources on the OCEG platform, your time and attendance are automatically tracked. You will see the related certifications and credits indicated on the event or resource description page.
  • MANUAL TRACKING. You may manually add CPE credits from other sources as well. These events must be related to GRC topics and you must indicate which of your certifications each should apply to.
  • ERRORS. If there is an error with automatic or manual tracking, please add the corrected event manually to your CPE Transcript and notify our team at to remove any errors.
  • OMMISSIONS. If there is an omission with automatic or manual tracking, please add the corrected event manually to your CPE Transcript. You do not need to notify our team.


  • All CPE activities, whether automatically tracked or manually entered through our system are subject to periodic audits.

Applying OCEG Credits to External Certifications (accredited by NASBA)

  • OCEG is accredited with NASBA. NASBA has served as a forum for the nation’s 55 State Boards of Accountancy, which administer the Uniform CPA Examination, license more than 650,000 Certified Public Accountants, and regulate the practice of public accountancy in the United States. NASBA-accredited CPEs are accepted by most professional organizations associated with accounting, auditing, and finance. Other professional organizations (such as local and state bar associations), often accept NASBA-accredited CPEs.
  • Not all of our events are eligible for NASBA credits due to the rules around tracking.
  • Events that are eligible are marked "NASBA" and can be found on our resource center and event listing.

NASBA Accredited External CPEs

When an event is NASBA accredited, it uses this additional information.

Field of Study: Management Service

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

CPE Credit Notice

This is a group internet-based event for NASBA-authorized continuing education credit. OCEG webinars are free for anyone to attend, but only Attendees who have an OCEG All Access Pass will receive a Certificate of Completion for the webinar indicating 1 hour of CPE credit.

OCEG is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have the final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: For information regarding administrative issues such as complaints or refunds, please contact OCEG at