Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Do I have to be a member of (ISC)² in order to join an (ISC)² Chapter?
A: You must be an (ISC)² member to start a chapter. However, once the chartering chapter has received its charter and becomes an official chapter of (ISC)², then non-(ISC)² certified professionals can join an (ISC)² Chapter. Check with the local chapter to confirm.
Q: If I’m a member of (ISC)², am I automatically a member of my local chapter?
A: No. (ISC)² members are not required to join an (ISC)² Chapter. If you are interested in joining a chapter, then you will need to contact the local chapter for details. Visit the (ISC)² Chapter Directory for contact information.
Q: If I belong to a chapter does that mean I am a member of (ISC)²?
A: No. All (ISC)² members must pass one of the four certification examinations and complete the endorsement process to become a member. Once an individual is a member of (ISC)², they must maintain their certification in order to remain in good-standing.
Q: What is the difference between an (ISC)² member and an (ISC)² Chapter member?
A: (ISC)² member has taken and passed one of the (ISC)² credential exams (CISSP, CSSLP, CAP and SSCP), and has completed the endorsement process. Only professionals who hold an (ISC)² credential are a member of (ISC)². (ISC)² Chapter members consist of both (ISC)² credential holders and those who do not have an (ISC)² credential.
Q: How many CPEs can I earn for joining a chapter?
A: Members do not earn CPEs for joining a chapter, however; members can earn one (1) CPE per hour for each hour attending a meeting based on information security topics. Check out (ISC)²'s approved CPE activities.
Q: How do I find a chapter to join?
A: The (ISC)² Chapter Directory is available on the (ISC)² Website under the Chapter’s tab. Or visit www.isc2.org/ch-directory.
Q: What is the membership fee for an (ISC)² chapter?
A: Each chapter established and imposes chapter dues for its members. Dues are not collected by (ISC)².
Q: What does an (ISC)² Chapter do?
A: (ISC)² Chapters provide (ISC)² members and other information security professionals in the local community an opportunity to build a local network of peers to share knowledge, exchange ideas and earn CPEs.
Q: How can I find out when chapter meetings are held?
A: You can refer to the (ISC)² Chapter Events Calendar, or contact a chapter directly to find out the chapter’s schedule of events. To find a chapter near you, visit the (ISC)² Chapter Directory.