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Get Endorsed

When applying for (ISC)² certification, you must be endorsed by another (ISC)² certified professional in good standing before the credential can be awarded. This requirement applies to all credentials and concentrations, even if you already hold an (ISC)² certification, as the domains for each credential vary.

Once you have received your (ISC)² email informing you that you have passed the exam, you will need to download and submit the Applicant Endorsement Form along with a resume/CV. The form must be completed and signed by an (ISC)² certified professional. The (ISC)² certified professional is anyone who:

  • Is able to attest to your professional experience
  • Is an active (ISC)² credential holder in good standing  

The endorser will attest that your assertions regarding professional experience are true to the best of the endorser’s knowledge, and that you are in good standing within the cyber security industry.

Endorsement Assistance

If you do not know an (ISC)² certified professional in good standing, (ISC)² can act as an endorser for you. In this case, please download and submit the Applicant Endorsement Assistance Form for the credential you are pursuing.

Your completed endorsement form and resume can be submitted via email, fax, or postal mail:

Email: programs@isc2.org  

Fax: 727-786-2989

Postal Mail:    
(ISC)² Programs 
Attn: Endorsements 
311 Park Place Blvd, Suite 400 
Clearwater, FL 33759 USA

Once the (ISC)² Endorsements staff receives your endorsement form and resume, you will receive a confirmation email at your primary email address on file within 48 hours. The endorsement process will then take about five to six (5-6) weeks to complete. Once completed, you will receive an email informing you that you have passed the endorsement process and will be certified.

Please note: A percentage of the candidates who pass an (ISC)² examination and submit endorsements will be randomly subjected for audit and required to submit additional information, as required, for verification. You will be notified via email if your application is selected for audit.

Endorsement Time Limit

All candidates who pass an (ISC)² credential examination must complete the endorsement process within a time period of no longer than nine (9) months.