Application Process / Eligibility

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CCISO CDM CEH CHFI CIMP CRM ECDR-VT Wireless 5 ECES PMIT
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Now that you've selected your certification, follow these steps:

CERTIFIED CHIEF INFORMATION SECURITY OFFICER (CCISO)

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For full instructions on the Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) certification eligibility criteria, click here: ciso.eccouncil.org/cciso-certification.

Attend Official Training

Candidates who attend official training must show experience in three out of the five CCISO Domains via the application process in order to take the CCISO Exam and earn the certification.

Attempt Exam without Training

Candidates who do not attend official training must show experience in all five CCISO Domains via the application process in order to take the CCISO Exam and earn the certification.

Take the EC-Council Information Security Manager (EISM) Exam

Candidates who take CCISO training and who either do not qualify for the CCISO exam or who do not want to go through the application process can take the EISM exam and earn that certification. EISMs can reapply to the CCISO program and purchase a voucher for 50% off when they accrue the required experience.

Certification Title Information Security Related Experience Non Refundable Application Fee Eligibility Application Required Recieve a Formal Approval from EC-Council’s Cert. Dept. Exam Voucher Price Exam Voucher Store Link More Information is Available at:
CCISO 5 years of experience in 3-5 Domains (see above) $100 $999 NA – vouchers distributed directly to students upon application approval https://ciso.eccouncil.org/cciso-certification/
EISM Must attend CCISO training NA NA NA $999 NA – vouchers distributed directly to students upon completion of training https://ciso.eccouncil.org/cciso-certification/eism-program/

2. ELIGIBILITY PROCESS

Applicants who do not attend training must prove 5 years of information security experience in each of the 5 CCISO domains via the application form found here: https://ciso.eccouncil.org/contact/

Applicants who have attended training must prove 5 years of information security experience in three of the five CCISO domains via the application form found here:https://ciso.eccouncil.org/contact/

The application process can take up to six weeks depending on how quickly the verifier(s) listed on the application take to respond.

Applications, questions about the application process, and inquiries regarding where an application is in the process should be sent to cciso@eccouncil.org.

On the application, there is a section for the applicant to list verifiers for each domain.

Each domain for which the applicant is claiming experience needs to be verified by a supervisor, client, peer, or other individual in the position to respond regarding the applicant’s experience and expertise.

More than one domain may be verified by each verifier, so it is possible to list one verifier to verify all domains.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be sent instructions on purchasing a voucher from EC-Council directly.

EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test.

If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.

The approved application is valid for 3 months from the date of approval so the candidate must purchase a voucher within 3 months. After the voucher codes are released, the applicant has one year to use the codes.

An extension request will require the approval of the Director of Certification.


Important Notes:

Students who took online training through an authorized partner (SkillSoft, for example) will need to provide certificates of completion (5 domains altogether) when requesting an eligibility code.

Warning:

Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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CEH, CHFI, ECSA Application Process

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The CEH, CHFI v8, and ECSA v9 programs all require proof of 2 years of information security experience as validated through the application process unless the candidate attends official training.

Attend Official Training

If a candidate attends an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application proces.

Attempt Exam without Training

In order to be considered for the EC-Council exam without attending training, candidates must first be approved via the eligibility application process. The application can be found here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html. Prices for vouchers, links for purchasing, and websites for further information can be found below.

Certification Title Information Security Related Experience Remit a Non-Refundable Eligibility Application Fee Submit an Eligibility Application Form Recieve a Formal Approval from EC-Council’s Cert. Dept. Exam Voucher Price Exam Voucher Store Link More Information is Available at:
CEH

2 years

$100

Pearson Vue voucher ($600)

ECC exam voucher ($500)

https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ceh-vue-exam-voucher

https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ceh-ecc-exam-center-voucher/
https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/certified-ethical-hacker

CHFIv8

2 years

$100 ECC exam voucher ($500) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/chfi-v8-ecc-exam-voucher https://www.eccouncil.org/certification/computer-hacking-forensics-investigator
ECSAv9

2 years

$100 [Consists of ECSA Aspen Dashboard Access Code (valid for 90 days from date of release), ECSA v9 iLabs Cyber Range Access Code (30 days from date of activation) and ECSA v9 Exam voucher (valid for 90 days from the date of distribution)] https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ecsa-v9-exam-kit https://www.eccouncil.org/about-ec-council-certified-security-analyst

2. ELIGIBILITY PROCESS

Applicants who do not attend training must prove 2 years of information security experience via the application form found here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html.

If further information is requested from the applicant after the application is submitted and 90 days pass with no response from the applicant, the application will be automatically rejected and a new form will have to be submitted.

On an average an application processing time would be between 3-5 working days once the verifiers on the application respond to EC-Council’s requests for information.

On the application, there is a section for the applicant to list a boss, supervisor, or department lead who will act as their verifier. EC-Council reaches out to the listed verifier to confirm the applicant’s experience.

For verification of Educational Background, EC-Council requires a written letter in physical or electronic format confirming the certification(s) earned by the candidate from the issuing institution.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be sent instructions on purchasing a voucher from EC-Council directly. EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test.

If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.

The approved application is valid for 3 months from the date of approval so the candidate must purchase a voucher within 3 months. After the voucher codes are released, the applicant has one year to use the codes.

An extension request will require the approval of the Director of Certification.


Important Notes:

Successful applicants are required to purchase an exam voucher directly from EC-Council through the webstore at www.eccouncil.org/store.aspx before the eligibility code is released to the applicant.

Students who took online training through an authorized partner (SkillSoft, for example) will need to provide certificates of completion (16 modules altogether) when requesting an eligibility code.


Warning:

Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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CIMP

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

More information on the Certified Internet Marketing Practitioner (CIMP) can be found here: https://www.eccouncil.org/i-business/certified-internet-marketing-practitioner.html

There are two ways to take the CIMP Certification.


Attend Official Training

Candidates who attend official CIMP training are eligible to attempt the CIMP exam.

Attempt Exam without Training

In order to attempt the CIMP exam without attending official training, candidates must:

Have at least two years of digital marketing related experience or educational background that reflects specialization in digital marketing (bachelor degree or above)

Remit a non-refundable eligibility application fee of USD 100.00

Submit a completed Exam Eligibility Application Form (found here https://www.eccouncil.org/i-business/certified-internet-marketing-practitioner.html).

Purchase an official exam voucher through https://store.eccouncil.org/product/certified-internet-marketing-practitioner-exam-voucher/

2. ELIGIBILITY PROCESS

Applicant will need to go to https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html to fill in an online request for the Eligibility Application Form.

Processing the application can take up to 2 weeks. Should the applicant not hear from us after 2 weeks, the applicant can contact: application@eccouncil.org.

On the application, there is a section for the applicant to list a boss, supervisor, or department lead who will act as their verifier. EC-Council reaches out to the listed verfier to confirm the applicant’s experience.

For verification of Educational Background, EC-Council requires a written letter in physical or electronic format confirming the certification(s) earned by the candidate from the issuing institution.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be sent instructions on purchasing a voucher from EC-Council directly. EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test.

If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.

The approved application is valid for 3 months from the date of approval so the candidate must purchase a voucher within 3 months. After the voucher codes are released, the applicant has one year to use the codes.

An extension request will require the approval of the Director of Certification.


Important Notes:

Successful applicants are required to purchase an exam voucher directly from EC-Council through the webstore at www.eccouncil.org/store.aspx before the eligibility code is released to the applicant.

Students who took online training through an authorized partner (SkillSoft, for example) will need to provide certificates of completion (16 modules altogether) when requesting an eligibility code.


Warning:

Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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Now that you've selected your certification, follow these steps:

ECSS, ECIH, ECES, Wirless 5, PMIT, CRM, PM Application Process

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The ECSS, ECES, Wireless 5, PMIT, CRM, ECIH, and PM programs all require proof of 1 year of information security experience as validated through the application process unless the candidate attends official training.

Attend Official Training

If a candidate attends an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application proces.

Purchase Official Study material

If a candidate purchases an official courseware bundle directly from EC-Council or any of his authorised centres, candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam.

Attempt Exam directly

In order to be considered for the EC-Council exam without attending training via one of EC-Councils authorized training channels, candidates require to qualify as per the eligibility criteria listed below.

Certification Title Information Security Related Experience Remit a Non-Refundable Eligibility Application Fee Submit an Eligibility Application Form Recieve a Formal Approval from EC-Council’s Cert. Dept. Proceed Towards Exam Voucher Purchase Exam Voucher Store Link More Information is Available at:
ECSS 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($225) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ecssv3-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-certified-security-specialist
ECES 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/eces-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-certified-encryption-specialist

Wireless 5

1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/wireless5v1-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/entry-level-certifications/wireless5
PMIT 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/pmits-v1-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/exam-information/pmits-exam-212-38
CRM 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/crm-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/exam-information/crm-exam-212-16
PM 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/pmv2-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/e-business-certifications/project-management
ECIH 1 year $100 ECC exam voucher ($199) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ecihv1-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-certified-incident-handler

2. ELIGIBILITY PROCESS

Applicants who do not attend training must prove 2 years of information security experience via the application form found here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html.

If further information is requested from the applicant after the application is submitted and 90 days pass with no response from the applicant, the application will be automatically rejected and a new form will have to be submitted.

On an average an application processing time would be between 3-5 working days once the verifiers on the application respond to EC-Council’s requests for information.

On the application, there is a section for the applicant to list a boss, supervisor, or department lead who will act as their verifier. EC-Council reaches out to the listed verfier to confirm the applicant’s experience.

For verification of Educational Background, EC-Council requires a written letter in physical or electronic format confirming the certification(s) earned by the candidate from the issuing institution.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be sent instructions on purchasing a voucher from EC-Council directly. EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test.

If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.

The approved application is valid for 3 months from the date of approval so the candidate must purchase a voucher within 3 months. After the voucher codes are released, the applicant has one year to use the codes.

An extension request will require the approval of the Director of Certification.


Important Notes:

Successful applicants are required to purchase an exam voucher directly from EC-Council through the webstore at www.eccouncil.org/store.aspx before the eligibility code is released to the applicant.

Students who took online training through an authorized partner (SkillSoft, for example) will need to provide certificates of completion (16 modules altogether) when requesting an eligibility code.


Warning:

Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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Now that you've selected your certification, follow these steps:

ECDR-VT, ENSAv4, EDRP Application Process

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Attend Official Training

If a candidate attends an official EC-Council training either at an Accredited Training Center, via the iClass platform, or at an approved academic institution, the candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam without going through the application process.

Purchase Official Study material

If a candidate purchases an official courseware bundle directly from EC-Council or any of his authorised centres, candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam.

Attempt Exam directly

In order to be considered for the EC-Council exam without attending training via one of EC-Councils authorized training channels, candidates require to qualify as per the eligibility criteria listed below.

Certification Title Information Security Related Experience Remit a Non-Refundable Eligibility Application Fee Submit an Eligibility Application Form Recieve a Formal Approval from EC-Council’s Cert. Dept. Proceed towards exam voucher purchase Exam Voucher Store Link More Information is Available at:
ECDR-VT

2 years

$100

ECC exam voucher ($350)

https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ecdrvt-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/certificate-series/disaster-recovery

ENSAv4

2 years

$100 ECC exam voucher ($350) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ensav4-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-network-security-administrator
EDRP

2 years

$100 ECC exam voucher ($350) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/edrpv2-ecc-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-disaster-recovery-professional

2. ELIGIBILITY PROCESS

Applicants who do not attend training must prove 1/2 years (check chart above) of information security experience via the application form found here: https://cert.eccouncil.org/Exam-Eligibility-Form.html.

If further information is requested from the applicant after the application is submitted and 90 days pass with no response from the applicant, the application will be automatically rejected and a new form will have to be submitted.

On an average an application processing time would be between 3-5 working days once the verifiers on the application respond to EC-Council’s requests for information.

On the application, there is a section for the applicant to list a boss, supervisor, or department lead who will act as their verifier. EC-Council reaches out to the listed verfier to confirm the applicant’s experience.

For verification of Educational Background, EC-Council requires a written letter in physical or electronic format confirming the certification(s) earned by the candidate from the issuing institution.

If the application is approved, the applicant will be sent instructions on purchasing a voucher from EC-Council directly. EC-Council will then send the candidate the eligibility code and the voucher code which candidate can use to register and schedule the test.

If application is not approved, the application fee of USD 100 will not be refunded.

The approved application is valid for 3 months from the date of approval so the candidate must purchase a voucher within 3 months. After the voucher codes are released, the applicant has one year to use the codes.

An extension request will require the approval of the Director of Certification.


Important Notes:

Successful applicants are required to purchase an exam voucher directly from EC-Council through the webstore at www.eccouncil.org/store.aspxbefore the eligibility code is released to the applicant.

Students who took online training through an authorized partner (SkillSoft, for example) will need to provide certificates of completion (16 modules altogether) when requesting an eligibility code.


Warning:

Candidates whose eligibility code does not match the details in the eligibility application and that bears a different voucher code than which was provided will not be certified.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification status of candidates who attempt this exam without a valid eligibility voucher number.

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Now that you've selected your certification, follow these steps:

i-business CDM Application Process

1. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

For the Certified Digital Marketer (CDM) certification eligibility criteria , kindly go to CDM: https://www.eccouncil.org/i-business/certified-digital-marketer.html

2. CDM Application Process

CDM Application Process

Register on https://aspen.eccouncil.org. Please ensure that your email and phone number are accurate.

For authentication purposes, click on the verification link that you receive via email, and key in the verification code that you receive on your cell phone. For further assistance, please refer to the User Manual that could be downloaded from HERE.

Select CDM Application that is found in the "Application" menu.

Complete the online application form, that includes the following:

Providing your personal particulars, mailing address, and academic qualifications.

Providing your two verifiers contact details. (At least ONE of your verifiers MUST be your current/past immediate supervisor. No free email accounts will be accepted e.g. Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo, etc…).

Keying in your industrial experience hours in terms of employment and freelance projects.

Uploading your resume and a photo ID that does not include any PII (personal identification information).

Agreeing to IIB’s candidates terms and conditions.

Pay the USD 350 non-refundable CDM Grandfathering Application Fees through https://store.eccouncil.org/product/certified-digital-marketer/.

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Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) Application Process

For information on the EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification please click here:  https://cert.eccouncil.org/licensed-penetration-tester.html

Steps to Become an EC-Council Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) without taking training:

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply to sit for the LPT (Master) Exam, candidate must either.

Be an ECSA member in good standing (Your USD100 application fee will be waived);

or Have a minimum of 2 years working experience in pentesting (You will need to pay USD100 as a non-refundable application fee);

or Have any other approved industry certifications such as OSCP or GPEN cert (You will need to pay USD100 as a non-refundable application fee).


Application Process:

Applicants must apply directly to EC-Council via the online web form https://cert.eccouncil.org/lpt-application-form.html and provide the following:

A copy of police verification from applicant’s local law enforcement agency

Or the EC-Council Declaration of No Criminal Conviction Form and EC-Council Code of Conduct (COC) Form

And an updated resume documenting penetration testing experience or skill

Approved applicants must purchase the Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Exam Kit via EC-Council online store within 3 months of receiving the approval email (the approval will expire post the 3 months and applicants will have to reapply and remit the USD100 non-refundable application fee again).

Upon confirmation of the payment of USD899, the LPT (Master) Exam Kit will be released to the applicant, which consists of:

iLabs Cyber Range Access Code (applicants are given a 5 day block access from activation date / code is valid for 3 months from the date of release)

Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard Access Code (applicants have a 30 day window to submit their reports from activation date/code is valid for 3 months from the date)

A 2 year LPT (Master) License is included in the LPT (Master) Exam Kit valid for 2 year license and is subject to ECE and renewal requirements).

Please note that processing time will take between 7-14 days after you have submitted ALL required documents.


Renewal Cycle, Certification Fees & ECE Scheme

The certification is valid for 2 years from the date of approval and members must then renew annually.

For renewals, members will need to remit USD250 per annum which can be done at our online store.

LPT (Master) certification falls under the ECE Policy. Members must ensure that they meet the ECE requirement.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to write in to lpt@eccouncil.org.

Clause: Age Requirements and Policies Concerning Minors

The age requirement for attending the training or attempting the exam is restricted to any candidate that is at least 18 years old.

If the candidate is under the age of 18, they are not eligible to attend the official training or eligible to attempt the certification exam unless they provide the accredited training center/EC-Council a written consent of their parent/legal guardian and a supporting letter from their institution of higher learning. Only applicants from nationally accredited institution of higher learning shall be considered.

Disclaimer:

EC-Council reserves the right to impose additional restriction to comply with the policy. Failure to act in accordance with this clause shall render the authorized training center in violation of their agreement with EC-Council.

EC-Council reserves the right to revoke the certification of any person in breach of this requirement.

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Now that you've selected your certification, follow these steps:

CEI, Network 5 & CSCU

Purchase Official Study material

If a candidate purchases an official courseware bundle directly from EC-Council or any of his authorised centres, candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam. Prices for courseware bundle, links for purchasing, and websites for further information can be found below.

Certification Title Courseware Bundle Price Courseware Bundle Store Link More Information is Available at:
Network 5 Network 5 v1 Courseware + Exam Voucher ($250) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/network5-v1-bundle https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/entry-level-certifications/network5
CSCU CSCUv2 Courseware + Exam Voucher ($125) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/cscu-v2-courseware-exam-voucher/ https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/certified-secure-computer-user

CEI

ECSS v3 Courseware + Exam Voucher ($290) https://store.eccouncil.org/product/ecssv3-bundle https://www.eccouncil.org/Certification/ec-council-certified-security-specialist

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