CISA certification is undoubtedly one of the most respected information security certifications. To maintain your CISA benefits, you need to follow the CISA renewal process once you have it. ISACA expects CISA CPE credits to be submitted by certified professionals each year in order to renew and maintain CISA certification. What are the CISA CPE resources then?
We will be covering the four facts about CISA renewal. These are:
CISA CPE requirements
CISA CPE Courses you can attend to fulfill your CISA CPE requirements
How to report CISA CPE
What to do in the case of CISA CPE Audit.
Let’s take a look at these CISA renewal facts one by one.
CISA CPE Requirements
Before we get into how to earn CPE credits to renew your CISA certification, we should first understand the CISA CPE requirements. ISACA expects the same CPE requirements for all its certifications, including CISA, CISM and CGEIT. These details can be found in the ISACA online CPE requirements article.
CISA renewal requires three essential CPE requirements. These are:
1-) Earn at least 20 CISA CPE credits per year. ISACA expects CISA-certified professionals to keep up to date with market changes. CISA certification must be renewed each year by completing 20 CPE credits.
2- ) Earn 120 CISA CPE credit credits over a three-year period. You must earn 20 CPE credits each year. However, 120 CISA CPE credit must be earned by the end the three-year CISA renewal period. The three-year period begins the January following your CISA certification and ends in December.
3- ) Pay an annual maintenance fee. To maintain your ISACA certification, you must pay an annual maintenance fee to ISACA. This fee is $45 for ISACA members, and $85 for all non-members. You will not be able log in to ISACA CPE submission to complete your CISA CPE reporting if you don’t pay the maintenance fee.
These are the three essential requirements to earn CPE points or renew your CISA certification. Let’s now take a look at CISA CPE resources you can use to earn CPE credits.
CISA CPE Resources and Courses
CPE credits can be earned from many other resources. Here are some CPE resources that can earn CISA CPE Points. You must submit a minimum amount of CPE for some resources.
CISA CPE Training: You can choose to attend an ISACA or non ISACA information security course. Once you have completed the training, these courses will provide CPE credits. CPE credits can be earned from any training resource at any time. There is no limit to how many CPEs you can earn. You can earn all 120 CPEs through CPE courses. Every 50 minutes of information security training or courses is counted as one CPE hour by ISACA. Here is an example of CPE credits calculation for CISA CPE training. It is from 9:00 to 16:30. Lecture #1 -> One CPE hour
10:00-10:50 – Lecture #2 -> One CPE hours
11:00-11:500 – Lecture #3 -> One CPE hours
12:00-13:30 – Lunch Break
13:30-14:20 – Lecture #4 -> One CPE hours
14:30-15:20 – Lecture #5 -> One CPE hours
15:30-16:20 – Lecture #6 -> One CPE hours
This training will result in six CISA CPE credit credits.
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CPE credits can be earned by self-study CISA CPE courses. CPE points can be earned for CISA renewal if you participate in a webinar or an online CPE course. This is the most cost-effective and convenient way to earn CPE hours to renew your CISA certification. This method has another benefit: you can earn all CPEs in this category to renew your CISA certification. Particularly if you are a full time working professional.