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Unlock a world of benefits on your way to certification. Become an (ISC)² Candidate

Get your strongest start as an (ISC)² Candidate

At (ISC)², we’re committed to introducing new candidates like you to the field to help answer the critical need for millions more cybersecurity professionals worldwide.

Part of that is our pledge, One Million Certified in Cybersecurity. As a Candidate, you’ll gain free access to Official (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training for our Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) entry-level certification and a free exam.

It’s part of a long list of benefits that come with joining the world’s leading cybersecurity professional organization.

Thinking about advanced certification? As an (ISC)² Candidate, you’ll save 20% on online training.

Advance your career goals and build your confidence as you work your way toward certification.

Do I qualify? If you’re not yet a certified member of (ISC)² and want to learn more about the exciting and rewarding career opportunities in cybersecurity, you’re a perfect fit!

Sign up now. Your first year is free — no cost to you.*

*If you choose to renew after the first year, U.S. $50 due annually.

How to Become a Candidate

Step 1: Create an account or sign in

Create an account or if you already have an account, sign in.

IMPORTANT: Candidates pursuing Certified in Cybersecurity certification are permitted only one (ISC)² account. Multiple accounts will delay your receipt of exam results. In addition, creating multiple accounts to avoid a rescheduling fee, circumvent the (ISC)² Retake Policy or to reapply a free exam code is a violation of (ISC)² Exam Policies and may nullify your exam results and/or lead to a temporary or permanent ban from (ISC)² exams.

Step 2: Submit your (ISC)² Candidate application

Fill in the required information to submit your (ISC)² Candidate application.

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(ISC)² Candidate Benefits

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation

Save 20% on online training and get free access to Official (ISC)² Online Self-Paced Training for Certified in Cybersecurity.

Professional Development

Professional Development

Tap resources that will help you advance your skills and provide pathways toward (ISC)² certification.



Register with savings on industry events, including (ISC)² Security Congress and (ISC)² SECURE Summits.

Networking and more!

Networking and more!

Engage with cybersecurity professionals in your local (ISC)² chapter, our online community and peer learning discussions.

Exam Preparation

Gain access to flexible training options that will help you succeed on exam day. Exclusive discounts include:

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Professional Development

Access the (ISC)² webinar channels for free and learn from experts across a variety of topics and specialties. Enjoy exclusive discounts on cybersecurity textbooks.

  • View (ISC)² Think Tank, Security Briefings, Knowledge Vault and Security Congress webinars
  • Save 30% - 50% on textbooks
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(ISC)² fosters a deep sense of community at our regional and global events. Take advantage of member pricing on:

  • (ISC)² Security Congress 2023 – Nashville and virtual
  • (ISC)² SECURE Summits – in-person and virtual
  • (ISC)² Spotlights – virtual
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Networking and more!

Learn about the many opportunities to give back and grow professionally by sharing best practices, connecting with a mentor, recognizing achievements and more.

  • (ISC)² Community online forum
  • (ISC)² Chapters
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion program
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • (ISC)² Global Achievement Awards
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Become an (ISC)² Candidate today

It’s easy! Create an account, or if you already have an account, sign in. Complete the application and get started!

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