Once you’ve earned this world-class cybersecurity certification, you become a member of (ISC)2. You enter one of the largest communities of information security professionals in the world. You gain access to unparalleled global resources and networking.
Quite simply, you have endless opportunities to grow and refine your craft.
But certification is a privilege that must be earned and maintained.
To remain in good standing with your CISSP, you need to:
- Abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
- Earn and post Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits.
- Pay your Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF).
Here’s a closer look at each.
Abiding by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics
You agree to fully support and follow the (ISC)² Code of Ethics.
Earning and Posting CPE Credits
Security technology is constantly changing. (You know this well!) You need to earn CPE hours to stay well-rounded and keep up your expertise.
The CISSP certification has both annual and three-year, overall CPE requirements.
CPEs may sound like a big task. However, (ISC)² makes it easy for you to earn your CPE credits on a regular basis.
We offer access to:
- Live educational events around the world.
- Online seminars that can be taken in the comfort of your home or office. They’re available exclusively to (ISC)² members.
- And many more learning opportunities.
For the CISSP, you need to earn and post a minimum of 40 CPE credits. You need to do so before your certification annual anniversary date.
Three-Year Certification Requirement
Over the three-year CISSP certification cycle, you must earn and post a minimum of 120 CPE credits.
Paying Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs)
Once you earn this cybersecurity certification, you must pay USD$85 each year of your three-year certification cycle. Your payment is due before your certification or recertification annual anniversary date.
Your payments help ensure that (ISC)² has the financial resources to:
- Be a functional, dynamic entity for leading information security professionals (like you) far into the future.
- Develop more CPE opportunities.
- Continue to meet the certification needs and requirements of information security professionals.
- Maintain member records.
How to Regain Membership if Your CISSP Ceases
If you wish to regain membership, you’ll need to:
- Pay any outstanding AMF payments. (This needs to take place before you sit for the exam.)
- Retake and pass the exam to become certified again.
- Contact Member Services to reactivate your certification after you pass the exam.
Do you have questions about maintaining your CISSP certification? Ask Member Services.