CIAO Application

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.


Step 1:
Complete the CIAO Candidate Application

All applications are approved. We use this to enroll you in the CIAO Candidate track within the IPAI Student Portal.

Complete Application



Step 2:
Create a profile in 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).


Remember, both steps 1 and 2 must be completed for you to begin taking courses to obtain your CIAO designation.


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