How to Become a Member

When you earn an (ISC)² certification, you also become an (ISC)² Member. Members are entitled to such member benefits as:

  • Free publications like InfoSecurity Professional
  • Deep discounts on Industry Conferences
  • The ability to join a local (ISC)² Chapter
  • Free online events
  • (ISC)² Safe and Secure Online Program
  • Global Information Security Workforce Study
  • Industry Initiatives
  • Digital Badges
  • (ISC)² Receptions/Networking Opportunities
  • (ISC)² Global Awards Program
  • Vulnerability Central
  • UCF Common Controls Hub
  • Discounts on official books and study guides
  • Discounts on Secure Events

More details on The Steps to Certification 

Maintaining your Membership

To remain in good standing as a member of (ISC)² a credential holder must abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics , obtain and submit the required Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs), and submit Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs).

Continuing Professional Education Credits (CPEs) 

Credential holders must earn the minimum number of Continuing Professional Education credits (CPEs) annually during each year of the three-year certification cycle. Although members may earn more than the minimum number of CPE credits required for credential maintenance for the three-year cycle, they are still required to earn and submit the minimum annual number to maintain their certification “in good standing."

Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs)

Payment of Annual Maintenance Fees (AMFs) ensures that the organization has the necessary financial resources to maintain member records, ensures certification continues to meet the needs and requirements of the market, and ensures that the organization will continue to be a functional, dynamic entity far into the future.