How to Become a Member

Receiving your credential from (ISC)² automatically makes you a member, entitling you to such member benefits as:

  • Free Information Security Education Events
  • Discounts on Industry Conferences
  • Affiliated Local Interest Group (ALIG) Program
  • Digital Magazine
  • The (ISC)² Journal
  • Global Information Security Workforce Study
  • Industry Initiatives
  • Jobs & Resume Postings
  • (ISC)² Receptions/Networking Opportunities
  • (ISC)² Global Awards Program
  • Online Forum
  • Cyber Security Awareness Resource Center
  • Certification Verification
  • Helpful Links

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.