Application Process / Eligibility

Application Process / Eligibility


In order to be eligible to attempt EC-Council CEH, CHFI v8 or ECSA v8 certification examination, candidate may opt to :-

Attend Official Training

If a candidate attends an official instructor-led training (ILT), computer-based training (CBT), online live training, or academic learning, candidate is eligible to attempt the relevant EC-Council exam.

Attempt Exam without Official Training

In order to be considered for the EC-Council certification exam without attending official training, candidate must:

Have at least two years of information security related experience.

Educational Background that reflects specialization in information security.

Remit a non-refundable eligibility application fee of USD 100.00

Submit a completed Exam Eligibility Application Form.

Purchase an official exam voucher DIRECTLY from EC-Council through


Applicant will need to go to to fill in an online request for the Eligibility Application Form.

Applicant will receive an electronic Exam Eligibility Application Form and the applicant will need to complete the information required on the form.

Submit the completed Exam Eligibility Application form. The Application is valid only for 60 days from the date when Application is submitted. Should we not received any update from the applicant post 60 days, the Application will be automatically rejected. Applicant will need to submit a new application form.

Waiting time for processing of Eligibility Application is approximately 5 working days after receiving the verification from verifier. Should the applicant not hear from us after 5 working days, the applicant can contact

For USA/Canada/LATAM applicants –

For International applicants –

EC-Council will contact applicant’s Boss/ Supervisor/ Department head, who have agreed to act as applicant’s verifier in the application form, for authentication purposes.

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

If application is approved, applicant will be required to purchase 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 at any Authorized Prometric or VUE Testing Center globally. Please note that Prometric and VUE Registration will not entertain any requests without the eligibility code.

The Approved application stands valid for 3 months from the date of Approval, the candidate needs to test 3 months from date of Approval.

An extension request will require the Approval of Certdirector.

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

Important Note:

Successful applicant will be required to purchase an exam voucher DIRECTLY from EC-Council through the webstore at before the eligibility code is released to the applicant.

For students who took CBT solutions through authorized partners like Specialized Solutions/Quickcert, they will need to provide proof of purchase of self-study kit from the authorized provider when requesting for eligibility codes.


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.