To continue the development and value of EC-Council certification credentials, as well as the continued support of its membership community, EC-Council has implemented a plan that requires the annual payment of certification maintenance fees in line with standard industry practices.
For certified members who hold certifications that require continuing education, the annual membership fee is USD $80 for all certifications with prefix 212,312,412, 512 and all CAST certifications (with the exceptions of the C|CISO is $100, CPENT and LPT are $250 credentials).
For certified members who do not hold certifications that require continuing education, the annual membership fee is USD $20 for all certifications with prefix 112 (Except the Essentials series programs – EHE, NDE, DFE).
Membership fee is payable annually from the date of attaining the certification. Ex: If you attained your CEH certification on 5th May 2021, your membership expiry date will be 1 June 2022.
Failure to pay the required membership will result in the suspension of your certificate/credential. A grace period of 60 days will be provided from the day of the membership due date, during which you must settle the outstanding amount. During the grace period of 60 days, you will neither be able to download your e-certificate nor be able to update your ECE Credits in your account.
Failure to pay the required membership post the grace period will result in revocation of your certification/credential. Once revoked, you will no longer hold certification status, necessitating retaking the examination to regain certification.
Members certified prior to January 1st 2016 will not be charged a membership fee for their current cycle, The membership fee cycle will be only begin once they are recertified and their due date will be at the end of that annual cycle.
Members certified from January 1st 2016 and onwards will start their membership fee cycle 1
month from date of certification earned and their due date will be at the end of that annual
Eg: A member certified on February 25th 2016 will have to pay his annual membership fee before Feb 28th 2017.
Members that are certified prior to January 1st 2016 but earns a new certification post December 31st 2015 – their membership fee due date will be reset as per the latest earned certificate. (as per scenario 2)
Note: CPENT, LPT and/or CCISO members will be required to pay the annual membership fee for these certifications per the CPENT, LPT and CCISO membership fee requirements. CPENT, LPT and CCISO certified members are not required to pay any other annual membership fees.
Note: Online bank transfers are not accepted at this point of time.
Certified members should not hold multiple Aspen accounts. Should this not be the case, you are advised to merge your Aspen account. This can be done by writing to us at [email protected].
Certified members are required to pay only one annual membership fee for all their EC-Council certification credentials (except CCISO, CPENT and LPT, please see question 4 above)
The annual membership fee is subject to a minimum of one active certification earned by a member.
Note: In a situation where a member loses his ECE certification due to revocation, but still holds a NON ECE relevant certification, his annual membership fee will be USD 20 in the next and subsequent membership maintenance fee cycle.