CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

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Empowering Developers to Create Secure Software

Become a CSSLP – Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional

Earning the globally recognized CSSLP secure software development certification is a proven way to build your career and better incorporate security practices into each phase of the software development lifecycle (SDLC).

CSSLP certification recognizes leading application security skills. It shows employers and peers you have the advanced technical skills and knowledge necessary for authentication, authorization and auditing throughout the SDLC using best practices, policies and procedures established by the cybersecurity experts at ISC2.

Prove your skills, advance your career, and gain support from a community of cybersecurity leaders here to help you throughout your professional journey.

CSSLP Quick Glance


Shows software development and security professionals have the expertise to apply best practices throughout the secure software development lifecycle.


Domain 1. Secure Software Concepts

Domain 2. Secure Software Lifecycle Management

Domain 3. Secure Software Requirements

Domain 4. Secure Software Architecture and Design

Domain 5. Secure Software Implementation

Domain 6. Secure Software Testing

Domain 7. Secure Software Deployment, Operations, Maintenance

Domain 8. Secure Software Supply Chain

CSSLP Exam Outline
4 Years
Required Work Experience
ANAB Accredited
ISO/IEC Standard 17024
U.S. DoDM 8140.03
Approved by Department of Defense

Your Pathway to Certification

Who Earns the CSSLP?

The CSSLP is ideal for software development and security professionals responsible for applying best practices to each phase of the SDLC – from software design and implementation to testing and deployment – including those in the following positions:

  • Software Architect
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Developer
  • Application Security Specialist
  • Software Program Manager
  • Quality Assurance Tester
  • Penetration Tester
  • Software Procurement Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Security Manager
  • IT Director/Manager
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