FAQ

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How do I report CPE hours to ISACA?2017-05-04T09:13:09+00:00

Refer to the FAQ to learn about reporting CPE hours to ISACA

May I obtain CPE credits for non-ISACA professional education activities?2017-05-04T09:05:51+00:00

Of course. Qualifying professional education activities include in-house corporate training, university courses, conferences, seminars, workshops, and professional meetings and related activities not sponsored by ISACA as long as they are applicable to satisfying the job-related knowledge of each certification.

You earn CPE hours according to the number of hours of active participation. There are no limit to the number of CPE hours that can be earned this way. However, successfully completed university courses in related fields, including university online courses, earn 15 CPE hours per semester credit hour and 10 CPE hours per quarter credit hour (semester = 15 weeks of class; quarter = 10 weeks of class).

May I keep my certification active if I do not practice anymore?2017-05-04T09:05:25+00:00

Yes. You are entitled to apply for non-practicing CISA status. You are not required to obtain CPE hours, but are required to pay the annual maintenance fee and you cannot use the title.

I just obtained an ISACA certification. When do I have to start reporting CPE hours?2017-05-04T09:04:32+00:00

The annual reporting period begins on 1 January of each year for all certifications. The three-year certification period varies and is indicated on each annual invoice and on the letter confirming annual compliance.

For newly certification holders, the annual and three-year certification period begins on 1 January of the year succeeding certification. Reporting CPE hours attained during the year of certification is not required. However, hours attained between the date of certification and 31 December of that year can be used and reported as hours earned in the initial reporting period.

Are the CPE credits obtained for the CISA valid for other certifications (CGEIT, CRISC, CISM)?2017-05-04T09:04:01+00:00

Yes. The requirements are the same in terms of CPE hours. The use of these hours towards meeting the CPE requirements for multiple ISACA certifications is allowed when the professional activity is applicable to satisfying the job-related knowledge of each certification.

May I give a training to accumulate more CPE?2017-05-04T09:03:33+00:00

Of course! It is well worth it. Training activities include the development and delivery of professional educational presentations and the development of self-study/distance education courses related to the assessment of information systems.

For presentations and courses (all types), CPE hours are earned at five times the presentation time or time estimated to take the course for the first delivery (e.g.: two hour presentation earns ten CPE hours) and at the actual presentation time for the second delivery. CPE hours cannot be earned for subsequent presentations of the same material unless the content is substantially modified. For self-study/distance education courses, one CPE hour is earned for each hour spent upgrading/maintaining the course limited to twice the estimated time to take the course.

How to calculate my CPE units?2017-05-04T09:02:59+00:00

One CPE hour is earned for each fifty (50) minutes of active participation (excluding lunches and breaks) for qualifying ISACA and non-ISACA professional educational activities and meetings.

What is an acceptable evidence of my participation?2017-05-04T09:02:28+00:00

Acceptable documentation should be in the form of a letter, certificate of completion, attendance roster, Verification of Attendance form (available on the ISACA website) or other independent attestation of completion.

Do I have to keep evidence of my participation to activities?2017-05-04T09:01:58+00:00

Yes. Documentation should be retained for 12 months following the end of each 3-year reporting cycle.

Do I have to be a member of ISACA to obtain a certification?2017-05-04T09:01:20+00:00

No. However, if you become a member you can save $40 on maintaining your certification and get access to an impressive number of free or heavily discounted resources. Full list of benefits