EC-Council’s Continuous Education (ECE) Policy aims to brand, differentiate, and distinguish a certified member as a dedicated IT Security professional. Such a professional is willing to continuously learn and share knowledge to keep themselves and others abreast of the latest technological changes that affect the way security is viewed, deployed, and managed. This is a key requirement of employers globally.
Once a candidate becomes certified by EC-Council, the relationship between EC-Council and the candidate will always be governed by the EC-Council Candidate Certification Agreement, which the candidate must agree to before receiving their certification. This agreement is provided at the following link: https://www.eccouncil.org/members/Certification/agreement.pdf.
If a certified member earned any certifications included under the ECE scheme, they must achieve 120 credits (per certification) within three years.
If a member holds multiple certifications, credits earned will be applied across all the certifications. Each certification will have its ECE recertification requirements within its 3-year ECE window.
The credits can be earned in many ways, including attending conferences, and events, writing research papers, preparing for training classes in a related domain (for instructors), reading materials on related subject matters, taking an exam for a newer version of the certification, attending webinars, and many others.
Only IT security-related events are qualified for ECE schemes, such as IT seminars, reading IT security books, publishing a paper on IT Security related topics, and anything that updates members’ knowledge on IT Security, not only from EC-Council.
Members can access their Aspen Portal (https://aspen.eccouncil.org) to register their ECE credits.
No, ECE credits will not be awarded for the events related to the member’s job role.
Yes, a member can claim 120 ECE credits for the certifications under the ECE system.
EC-Council Examinations (CEH, CEH (Practical), ECSA, ECSA (Practical), CPENT, LPT, LPT (Master), ECDE, WAHS, CHFI, EISM, CCISO, CCSE, CND, ECIH, EDRP, CASE, CSA, CBP, CPM, CTIA, ECES, ECSP, ICS/SCADA Cyber Security, CEI, CAST, CIMP, and CDM): 120 credits.
40 ECE credits are awarded for non-ECE certifications, which are listed below:
CSCU, DFE, EHE, NDE, CRM, ECSS, ENSA, Ethical Hacking Fundamentals, Secure Computer User Specialist, Network Security Fundamentals, and Computer Forensics Fundamentals.
If the certified member fails to meet certification requirements within the three-year timeframe, EC-Council will suspend their certification for one year.
Suspended members must remediate their suspension within a maximum period of 12 months from the expiry date of the three-year timeframe. Failing this, the member’s certification and status will be revoked.
A candidate would receive two types of alerts:
A member must challenge and pass the certification exam again to regain their certification.
Yes, a member can use their certifications’ respective logos and labels.
No, a member cannot use the certification logo or is eligible for related benefits if the certification is either suspended or revoked.
The members may contact the EC-Council Delta team at [email protected] to receive their ECE status updates.