ISC2 CandidateToday, ISC2 launched a new initiative so that anyone can join our association as an ISC2. When you become an ISC2 Candidate, you’ll gain access to many of the benefits and resources that ISC2 certified members and Associates of ISC2 enjoy – but with no exam, work experience, and no sign-up fee required.

Who should become an ISC2 Candidate?

We created ISC2 Candidate for those interested in pursuing an ISC2 certification or a career in cybersecurity. If you’re looking to join the cybersecurity workforce, this program is ideal for you! If you’ve been working in cybersecurity and are looking to earn your first ISC2 certification, whether that is the entry-level Certified in Cybersecurity or the gold standard for experienced professionals CISSP, this program will give you the strongest start in your certification journey.

What are the benefits?

We’re thrilled to share that ISC2 Candidates are eligible for the One Million Certified in Cybersecurity program and will be provided with registration for the exam, as well as access to the online self-paced course – all completely free. ISC2 Candidates benefits also include:

  • 20% off ISC2 certification online courses
  • ISC2 member pricing for pre-conference training ahead of ISC2 Security Congress
  • Access to the award-winning ISC2 webinar channels Think Tank, Security Briefings, Knowledge Vault and sessions from previous ISC2 Security Congress conferences
  • Member pricing on ISC2 Events including SECURE Summit events and Security Congress
  • 30% off CRC Press products – which includes our Common Body of Knowledge texts
  • 50% off Wiley publications, which includes certification practice test books and study guides

How do I join?

Create an account on and visit to join as an ISC2 Candidate immediately! There is no exam to take and no work experience requirement. Your first year is free and annual dues are $50 starting in your second year. You’ll get your badge, discounts and access right away so you can take advantage of the valuable resources to empower your cybersecurity career.

Questions? Talk to us at - we hope you’ll join us as ISC2 Candidates!