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Start an (ISC)² Chapter in Your Community

How to Start a Local (ISC)² Chapter

Step 1

Download the (ISC)² Chartering Chapter Guidelines to review the process and eligibility requirements.

Step 2

Refer to the Chartering Chapter Timeline below for open-enrollment periods.

Step 3

Complete the online application with your contact information, professional experience, and the purpose and structure of the chapter you seek to establish. Preview the online application.

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Chartering Chapter Timeline

(ISC)² accepts applications for new chapters during specific enrollment periods via an online application system.

Q1 2022 Q3 2022
Open Enrollment Jan 1-31 Jul 1-31
Application Review/Approval Feb 1 – Mar 4 Aug 1 – Sep 2
Chartering Activities Phase Mar 7 – Aug 31 Sep 5 – Mar 31
Official/Legal Phase Sep 1 – Oct 31 Apr 1 – May 31

*NOTE: Dates are tentative and may change at any time without notice. Refer to the Chartering Chapter Guidelines for the details.

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