Individuals pursing the CIAO designation are classified as "CIAO Candidates" until their CIAO designation certificate is issued. Becoming a CIAO Candidate is a two-step process and must be done in order to enroll in courses needed to obtain your CIAO.
All applications are approved. We use this to enroll you in the CIAO Candidate track within the IPAI Student Portal.
The IPAI Student Portal is where you register and pay for courses and track your progress to become a CIAO. After you obtain your designation, the Student Portal is where you will register for continuing education (CE) courses and track your required CE hours.
To create a profile, click the blue “Account Login” button in the upper right of the website. Once the Student Portal loads, click “Register”. Your new profile will go into a queue for approval. In most cases, new profiles are approved within 24 hours (excluding weekends and holidays).
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