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Accreditations, Recognitions and Endorsements

You’re investing in your future, and (ISC)2 wants to make sure that investment pays off. Our certifications are accredited, recognized and endorsed by leading organizations around the world. We value these partnerships because they ensure our certifications meet or exceed the highest standards and are aligned with your professional goals.


American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

(ISC)² is the first information security certifying body to meet the requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) ISO/IEC Standard 17024.


Department of Defense (DoD)

The (ISC)² CISSP®, SSCP®, CAP®, CSSLP®, CISSP-ISSAP®, CISSP-ISSEP® and CISSP-ISSMP® certifications have met Directive 8570.1 requirements and are approved by ANSI to the ISO/IEC Standard 17024.

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DHS National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS)

The (ISC)² is the first professional organization to have its training course information accessible from the DHS portal.

Credential Engine

(ISC)² is among the first 50 credentialing organizations to participate in Credential Engine's first-of-its-kind centralized credential data platform, Credential Registry, by listing the CISSP certification.


Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)

(ISC)² supports the Defense Information Systems Agency's IASE Cyber Workforce Management Program (DoDD 8140.01 and DoD 8570.01-m).

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

(ISC)² supports NIST with information to strengthen the cybersecurity of federal networks and critical Infrastructure through workforce development.


NHS Digital

(ISC)² partners with NHS Digital in support of the Cyber Security Programme (CSP). Since its inception, the program has been expanded by the Cabinet Office's National Cyber Security Programme (NCSP) following a bid made jointly by HSCIC and the Department of Health.

Financial Services Roundtable (FSR)

(ISC)² partners with Financial Services Roundtable (FSR), the leading advocacy organization for America's financial services industry, on FSR's BITS Software Assurance Framework.

American Public University System (APUS)

The American Public University System (APUS) awards transfer credits for students who hold (ISC)² CAP®, CISSP® and/or SSCP® certifications.

Carnegie Mellon Software Engineering Institute (SEI)

(ISC)² aligns strategically with the Software Engineering Institute (SEI), home of the CERT Division established in 1988 to address internet security problems.

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Cyber Veterans Initiative

(ISC)² joins the state of Virginia in sponsoring free cyber training and industry-recognized certifications as part of a pilot program for veterans.


National Cybersecurity Institute at Excelsior College

(ISC)² in partnership with the Excelsior College Cybersecurity Program offers graduate and undergraduate credit for (ISC)² Security Certifications.

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University of Tampa

The University of Tampa's cybersecurity major helps prepare students for professional security certifications, such as the (ISC)² CISSP® exam.