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Start an (ISC)² Chapter in Your Community

To be eligible to start a chapter, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Be an (ISC)² member in good standing for a minimum of 3 years
  • Be a resident of the area in which you plan to start a chapter for at least one year
  • Have proven leadership experience in a professional setting
  • Not currently serving as an officer of another security chapter organization
  • No previous convictions of criminal activity or conduct

Also, you agree to:

  • Not offer unauthorized training or training materials that prepare individuals for any (ISC)2 related exam or otherwise commercially compete with (ISC)2 education products and services. (Free study groups conducted and run by Chapter officers and or members excluded.)
  • Attend at least one of two scheduled online Chapter Officer Meetings via Skype throughout the year. (APAC Region only)

(ISC)² is accepting petitions to start new chapters during specific enrollment periods per region throughout the year via a new online chapter application system. Learn which regions are enrolling now.


2020 Chartering Chapter Timeline

  Q1   Q2   Q3
Activity Start End   Start End   Start End
PETITION PHASE - OPEN ENROLLMENT 1-Jan 31-Jan   1-Apr 30-Apr   1-Jul 31-Jul
PETITION REVIEW / APPROVAL 3-Feb 30-Apr   1-May 31-Jul   3-Aug 30-Oct
APPLICATION PHASE 1-May 31-May   1-Aug 31-Aug   1-Nov 30-Nov
ESTABLISHMENT PHASE 1-Jun 1-Oct   1-Sep 15-Dec   1-Dec 15-Apr
OFFICIAL PHASE 1-Oct 15-Nov   16-Dec 31-Jan   16-Apr 31-May


*Note: All dates are tentative and may be changed any time, and without notice


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