Students must be 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma, or General Equivalency Diploma (GED), or Home School Diploma.
ISC2 OrganizationCertification Recommendations/ Prerequisites
Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years cumulative paid full-time work experience in two or more of the 8 domains of the (ISC)² CISSP CBK®. Candidates may receive a one-year experience waiver with a 4-year college degree, or regional equivalent or additional credential from the (ISC)² approved list, thus requiring four years of direct full-time professional security work experience in 2 or more of the 8 domains of the CISSP CBK.
If students don’t have the required work experience they may still sit for the exam and become an Associate of (ISC)² once successfully passing the CISSP exam. Associate of (ISC)² students will then have 6 years to earn the work experience required to become a CISSP.
ISC2 OrganizationCertification Exam Requirements
To be certified, students must first pass the certification exam with a minimum score of 700 on a scale of 100-1000 during the allotted 6 hours to complete the 250 question exam. Once students are notified that they have successfully passed the examination, students will be required to subscribe to the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and have their application endorsed before the credential can be awarded. An endorsement form for this purpose must be completed and signed by an (ISC)² certified professional who is an active member, and who is able to attest to their professional experience.