You Are Our Mission
At (ISC)², we’re committed to introducing new candidates like you to the field to help answer the critical need for millions more cybersecurity professionals worldwide. Your involvement now helps forward our mission while supporting your path to a career in cybersecurity.
When you become an (ISC)² Candidate, you’re part of a diverse, global community of cybersecurity professionals working to build a safe and secure cyber world.
As an (ISC)² Candidate, you’ll have the opportunity to build relationships with our membership of leading minds in cybersecurity, connections that will continue to open doors far into your future.
You’ll also gain access to a wide range of benefits, including the opportunity to take part in the new (ISC)² initiative One Million Certified in Cybersecurity. When you’re a Candidate, you’ll gain free access to Official (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training and a free registration to take the Certified in Cybersecurity℠ certification exam.
Advance your career goals and build your confidence as you work your way toward certification. Once certified, you’ll become a full (ISC)² member, proving your expertise in the field and gaining you access to the many resources and discounts members enjoy.
Do I qualify? If you’re not yet a certified member of (ISC)² and want to learn more about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in cybersecurity, you’re a perfect fit!
How to Become a Candidate
Step 1: Create an account with us
Create an isc2.org account or if you already have an account, sign in.
IMPORTANT: Candidates pursuing the Certified in Cybersecurity certification are permitted only one (ISC)² account. Having multiple accounts causes delays in receiving exam results. Creating multiple accounts to avoid a rescheduling fee, circumvent the (ISC)² Retake Policy or to reapply a free exam code is a violation of (ISC)² Exam Policies and may nullify your exam results and/or result in a temporary or permanent ban from (ISC)² exams.
Step 2: Submit your (ISC)² Candidate application
Fill in the required information to submit your (ISC)² Candidate application.
Sign up as an (ISC)² Candidate and get your first year free. Annual dues will be U.S. $50 thereafter.
(ISC)² Candidate Benefits
Get the strongest start for your certification journey with 20% off online training courses and free access to the Official (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training for Certified in Cybersecurity.
Access Think Tank and Security Briefings webinars, online on-demand cybersecurity courses and more.
Register with savings on industry events, including (ISC)² Security Congress and (ISC)² SECURE Summits.
Networking and more!
Be part of a global community as you engage with cybersecurity professionals in your local (ISC)² chapter, our online community and peer learning discussions.
Gain access to learning resources, trainings, courses and peer discussions that focus on relevant domains, timely issues and professional development skills that enable you to become a well-rounded, effective cybersecurity practitioner. (ISC)² Candidates receive:
- Free access to the Official (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training for Certified in Cybersecurity
- 20% off (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training
- 20% off (ISC)² Online Instructor-Led Training
View award-winning cybersecurity webinars – all free! Access the (ISC)² webinar channels and learn from experts across a variety of topics and specialties.
- View (ISC)² Think Tank, Security Briefings, Knowledge Vault and Security Congress webinars via BrightTALK
- Save 50% on Wiley publications
- Save 30% on CRC press titles
(ISC)² fosters a deep sense of community for current and future members by delivering engaging and relevant education at our regional and global events. Take advantage of (ISC)² member pricing on:
- (ISC)² Security Congress 2023 – Nashville + Virtual
- SECURE Summits – both virtual and in-person
- SECURE Webinars
Networking and more!
Learn about the many opportunities to give back and grow professionally by sharing best practices, connecting with a mentor, recognizing achievements and more.
- (ISC)² Community – join the conversation
- (ISC)² Chapters – network with your local peers
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – access resources for your DEI journey
- Volunteer with (ISC)² – give back while gaining a sense of accomplishment and self-confidence
- (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards – celebrating excellence in cybersecurity
Interested in becoming an (ISC)² Candidate?
It’s easy! Create an isc2.org account, or if you already have an account, sign in. Fill out your (ISC)² Candidate application and get started!Become an (ISC)² Candidate