EEOC Policy

EC-Council champions equal employment and certification opportunity for all persons irrespective of national origin, religion, race, skin color, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and political view. Each and every staff of EC-Council plays an important role in maintaining a balanced environment and is expected to treat all colleagues and third parties with respect and professionalism.

EC-Council adheres strictly to the law and regulations of employment and all recruitment, evaluation, promotion, transfer, assignment, training, benefits and separation are conducted with that in mind. Equal opportunity for employment and certification are implemented to every EC-Council personnel policy, certification practice and operation.

Religious Apparel Policy for Exam Administration

Religious apparel is considered articles of clothing worn as part of the doctrinal or traditional observance of the religious faith practiced by an adherent. Some examples of religious apparel include:

  • Habit-a garment worn by members of Christian religious orders (normally a tunic worn with a hood or veil).
  • Hijab-a head, face or body covering worn by Muslim women (this may range from a head covering or scarf to a full burqa covering the entire body).
  • Kippah (or Yarmulke)-a rounded skullcap is worn by Jewish men and women.
  • Kufi (or Doppa)-a rounded skullcap is worn by Muslim men.
  • Turban-a headdress consisting of a long scarf worn around the head by Sikh men and women.

Items considered religious apparel are allowed in the testing room following a visual inspection by the test administrator. Visual inspection should be done by examining the item without directly touching it or the candidate and without asking the candidate to remove or unwrap it. Observe the item closely from an appropriate professional distance in order to ascertain to your own satisfaction that it is not being used to conceal notes or other prohibited materials.

It may not always be immediately clear whether an item of clothing is considered religious apparel. There may be types of religious apparel not listed above. If a candidate identifies an item of clothing as religious apparel, it is typically treated as religious apparel and for any special requests write to [email protected] for evaluation.