Once you receive notification informing you that you have successfully passed the exam, you can start the Online Endorsement Application.
The application must be endorsed and digitally signed by an (ISC)² certified professional. If you do not know an (ISC)² certified professional in good standing, (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you. The (ISC)² certified professional is anyone who:
- Is able to attest to your professional experience
- Is an active (ISC)² credential holder in good standing
The endorser will attest that your assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of the endorser’s knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the cybersecurity industry. You will need the endorser’s member/certification number when filling out the online application.
Once your endorsement application has been approved, the final step in the process is to pay your first Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF) . If you already hold an (ISC)² certification you will not have to pay an additional AMF for your latest certification.
Endorsement Time Limit
All candidates who pass an (ISC)² credential examination must complete the endorsement process within a time period of no longer than nine (9) months.
Please note: A percentage of the candidates who pass an (ISC)² examination and submit endorsements will be randomly subjected for audit and required to submit additional information, as required, for verification. You will be notified via email if your application is selected for audit. CISSP Concentrations do not require an endorser. Current members may access the full (ISC)² Endorsement policy here.
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