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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.


2019 Chartering Chapter Timeline

Q1 Q2 Q3
Activity Start End Start End Start End
PETITION PHASE - OPEN ENROLLMENT 14-Jan 4-Feb 1-Apr 29-Apr 1-Jul 29-Jul
PETITION REVIEW / APPROVAL 5-Feb 8-Mar 30-Apr 1-Jun 30-Jul 31-Aug
APPLICATION PHASE 1-Apr 31-May 1-Jul 31-Aug 1-Oct 1-Dec
ESTABLISHMENT PHASE 1-Jun 15-Sep 1-Sep 15-Dec 1-Dec 15-Apr-19
OFFICIAL PHASE 1-Oct 31-Dec 16-Dec 15-Mar-19 16-Apr-19 15-Jun-19

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


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