ABS Continuing Education

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

IMCA is excited to offer CIMA®, CIMC®, CPWA®, and CFP® certificants a convenient and hassle-free method of reporting continuing education credit earned at IMCA conferences through our radio frequency identification (RFID) system.

Your attendance at individual conference sessions is automatically recorded using RFID technology as you enter each session.  Be sure to wear your conference badge at all times to ensure that you are properly credited for the sessions you attend.  You will not be able to earn or report CE credit to IMCA, the CFP Board of Standards, or other leading certification bodies without this proof of attendance.

IMCA Certification (CIMA, CIMC, CPWA).  This program will provide up to 24 hours of live and online CE credit, including one hour of ethics CE credit.  CE hours for IMCA credit can be earned in three ways:

Earn up to 18 hours by attending sessions during Advanced Business Strategist Program Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2.  An additional three hours of CE is available by attending general sessions at the Annual Conference Experience on Sunday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 3.  Your attendance at individual sessions is automatically recorded using RFID technology as you enter each session. Be sure to wear your conference badge at all times to ensure that you are properly credited for the sessions you attend. 

Earn up to four hours by watching recorded “Bonus CE” sessions after the conference.  As an attendee benefit, IMCA will offer attendees four hours of “Bonus CE.”  Log in to My IMCA after the conference and go to “My Webinars and Videos” to access the videos.  You must watch at least 50 minutes of each archived video on your computer to earn CE credit for that program.

Earn an additional two or three hours of continuing education by attending optional pre-and-post conference workshops: (additional fee required)

  • Optional pre-conference workshops on Sunday, April 30 for 3 hours of CE.
  • Optional CFP only post-conference workshop on Wednesday, May 3 for 2 hours of ethics CE.

IMCA will upload all CE earned directly to your My IMCA record within two weeks of the activity.  The program is subject to change.  Due to audio-visual challenges and speaker permissions, we may not be able to indicate which sessions will be offered as “Bonus CE” programs.  This may affect the type and total number of hours delivered.

CFP® Certification. This program will be submitted to the CFP Board for review. IMCA will report your attendance at individual conference sessions to the CFP Board on your behalf. Note that you must complete the following steps:

  • Provide your CFP ID to IMCA.  Enter your CFP ID in My IMCA in the “Update my demographics information” section. You also may enter your CFP ID when you register for a conference.
  • Wear your conference badge at all times so your attendance at individual sessions is recorded using RFID technology.
  • IMCA will report the sessions you attend directly to the CFP Board.  The CFP Board will notify you when this occurs.

Please note that IMCA is not able to report to the CFP Board on your behalf if we do not have an accurate CFP ID.  Please check your My IMCA account to ensure that your CFP ID is in our database and is accurate. IMCA will report the sessions you attend directly to the CFP Board.  The CFP Board will notify you when this occurs.

NASBA CPE Credit.  IMCA is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of CE on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors (ID 106054).  State boards of accountancy have final authority about the acceptance of individual courses.  Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. Upon request, IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference.

Other certifications/designations.  IMCA does not submit programs to state insurance departments and bar associations.  Individuals are responsible for submitting any necessary paperwork and/or fees to their state boards. Upon request, IMCA will provide a certificate of attendance after the conference.