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(ISC)² Chapters

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


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.