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Exam Registration & Administration

FAQ Questions:

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  1. What is the next exam administration?
  2. When does registration open for the June 2016 exam?
  3. What is the registration deadline of the June exam and what are the fees?
  4. Can I take the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC exams on the same day?
  5. Can I change my exam site, language or exam type?
  6. Can I defer my exam?
  7. Where can I find CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC applications for certification?
  8. What are the requirements for CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification?
  9. Why doesn’t ISACA currently offer computer-based testing (CBT)?

FAQ Answers:

1. What is the next exam administration?

The next exam administration for the CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC exam is 11 June  2016 unless otherwise specified at www.isaca.org/examlocations.

2. When does registration open for the June 2016 exam?

Registration for the 11 June 2016 CISA, CISM, CGEIT or CRISC exam is now open at www.isaca.org/examreg.

Please note that the CISA Chinese Traditional, German, Hebrew and Italian languages and the CISM Japanese and Korean languages are ONLY available at the June 2016 exam administration.

Information on the available languages by exam administration is available in our Exam Guide at www.isaca.org/examguide, page 3.

3. What is the registration deadline of the June exam and what are the fees?


Early registration deadline:  ended
Final registration deadline:  8 April 2016

Please visit www.isaca.org/examguide. for more details, including fees. Candidates can save US $75 on the exam registration fee by registering online.

4. Can I take the CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC exams on the same day?

The CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC exams are given simultaneously in a 4 hour time frame. It is not possible to take multiple exams on the same day.

5. Can I change my exam site or language?

Yes, changes to the exam site, language, exam type (CISA,CISM,CGEIT,CRISC) or name changes are permitted until 8 April 2016 **. Exam registration changes are subject to the following charges:

11 June 2016

  • On or before 8 April 2016.........no charge
  • 9 April through 22 April 2016....$50

No exam registration changes will be granted after 22 April 2016.

**Please note that all deadlines are based on Chicago, Illinois, USA 5PM Central Time.

For name, exam site, language or exam type changes, please send an email to exam@isaca.org. These changes do not include deferrals.

6. Can I defer my exam?

Candidates unable to take the exam can request a deferral of their registration fees to the next exam date. To learn more about deferring your exam, including deferral deadlines and costs, please visit www.isaca.org/examdefer.

7. Where can I find CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC applications for certification?

CISA applications are located at www.isaca.org/cisaapp.
CISM applications are located at www.isaca.org/cismapp.
CGEIT applications are located at www.isaca.org/cgeitapp.
CRISC applications are located at www.isaca.org/criscapp.

8. What are the requirements for CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification?

CISA requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cisarequirements.
CISM requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cismrequirements.
CGEIT requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/cgeitrequirements.
CRISC requirements for certification are available at www.isaca.org/criscrequirements.

9. Why doesn’t ISACA currently offer computer-based testing (CBT)?

ISACA is often asked why our exams are not offered in an online environment. It’s a great question, especially given that ISACA members and certifieds are primarily IT professionals. It is also an issue that ISACA continues to evaluate each and every year. There are three primary objectives that ISACA considers when offering exams:

  • Can exams be offered more efficiently?
  • Can exams be offered more securely?
  • Can exams be offered more affordably?

In order to determine whether to move from paper-based testing to computer-based testing, ISACA has weighed various factors including, but not limited to, being assured that:

  • Exam candidates are offered a consistent and suitable exam experience regardless of where they sit for the exam
  • Exam items are properly safeguarded
  • Exams are offered at a reasonable and fair fee

It is clear that there are advantages and disadvantages to offering exams in both paper-based and computer-based formats. Research has indicated that suitable CBT sites are not available in many of the more than 240 locations that ISACA currently offers exams, and many other CBT sites are not viable and secure for high-stakes exams. In addition, we have seen others who have shifted from paper-based testing to CBT increase their exam fees significantly (often by 100%) given the higher administrative costs.

ISACA is proud of the success and demand for our certifications that has been achieved, and is committed to continuing to look at additional options, including CBT, for offering ISACA exams.

CGEIT Certification :: Exam Registration & Administration
Exam Content :: Certification Requirements


CGEIT Certification

  1. Who is the CGEIT certification intended for?

1. Who is the CGEIT certification intended for?

The CGEIT certification is intended to recognize a wide range of professionals for their knowledge and application of IT governance principles and practices. It is designed for professionals who have amanagement, advisory and/or assurance responsibilities relating to the governance of enterprise IT.

Application Processing :: Exam Registration & Administration
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CGEIT Application Processing

  1. Where can I find the CGEIT Application?
  2. Is there a fee to apply for certification?

1. Where can I find the CGEIT Application for certification?

The CGEIT application is available at www.isaca.org/cgeitapp. Your exam pass date will determine which CGEIT application you will need to complete. Once at the CGEIT application page, please select the CGEIT application that corresponds with your exam pass date – 2008-2012, or 2013 or later.

2. Is there a fee to apply for certification?

Yes, an application processing fee of US $50 is required to apply for certification. The application processing fee will support our dedication to efficient and proper processing of certification applications according to industry standards. The fee will also help support the integrity of the application process, which in turn reinforces the strength and reputation of the overall certification programs.

Payment for the CGEIT application processing fee can be made online at www.isaca.org/cgeitpay.

CGEIT Certification :: Exam Registration & Administration
Exam Content :: Certification Requirements


Exam Content

  1. How long is the exam?
  2. What does the CGEIT exam cover?
  3. What is the CGEIT job practice and how was it developed?

1. How long is the exam?

A candidate is given 4 hours to complete the exam.

2. What does the CGEIT exam cover?

The CGEIT job practice has changed with the 2013 exam. The CGEIT exam will cover (5) IT governance domains, each of which is further defined and detailed through task and knowledge statements. The governance areas, or domains, include: Framework for the Governance of Enterprise IT, Strategic Management, Benefits Realization, Risk Optimization and Resource Optimization.

3. What is the CGEIT job practice and how was it developed?

ISACA's philosophy toward certification is to measure the individuals' ability and knowledge as it pertains to the performance of their job. The job practice serves as the basis for the exam and the experience requirements to earn the CGEIT certification. This job practice consists of task and knowledge statements, organized by domains. These statements and domains were based on feedback from IT governance subject matter experts from around the world.

View the detailed CGEIT Job Practice Areas.

CGEIT Certification :: Application Processing
Exam Registration & Administration :: Certification Requirements


Certification Requirements

  1. What do I need to do if I've received a revocation notice?
  2. Where can I find the CGEIT application for certification?
  3. What are the qualifications to earn the CGEIT credential?
  4. What does the CGEIT continuing professional education program require?
  5. How do I renew my certification and/or report my CPE?
  6. Does ISACA provide a discount on certification maintenance (renewal) fees if I have multiple certifications?
  7. What does a CGEIT “in good standing” mean?
  8. Do I need to submit documentation for my CPE hours?
  9. I was selected for an audit of my CPE hours and have provided the documentation. When will I receive a confirmation?

1. What do I need to do if I've received a revocation notice?

If you have received a revocation notice, please contact certification@isaca.org.

2. Where can I find the CGEIT application for certification?

There are three ways to obtain the CGEIT application, including an online application, downloadable (PDF) application and a postal mail request. Please visit www.isaca.org/cgeitapp for further details.

3. What are the qualifications to earn the CGEIT credential?

Qualifying for CGEIT requires a combination of four "e's": experience, ethics, education and exam. Specifically, the requirements are:

  • Earn a passing score on the CGEIT exam
  • Adhere to the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics
  • Commit to abide by the CGEIT Continuing Professional Education Policy
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience managing, serving in an advisory or oversight role, and/or otherwise supporting the governance of the IT-related contribution to an enterprise. This experience is defined specifically by the domains and task statements described in the CGEIT Job Practice. Some substitutions and waivers of such experience are available only for those taking the December 2012 CGEIT exam and prior.

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4. What does the CGEIT continuing professional education program require?

In order to become and remain a CGEIT, an individual must agree to comply with the CGEIT continuing professional education program. This program requires an individual to earn a minimum of 20 CPE hours annually and 120 CPE hours over their 3-year cycle. In addition, an annual maintenance fee of US $45 ISACA member and US $85 non-member is required.

  Download CGEIT CPE Policy

5. How do I renew my certification and/or report my CPE?

To renew the certification requires earning and reporting CPE hours annually and over a fixed 3-year cycle period and paying an annual certification maintenance fee.

Our CPE reporting system has recently been enhanced and certified individuals are now able to report CPE as they are earned.

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How to report your CPE:

Log in at www.isaca.org

  • Click on MY ISACA
  • Click on MY CERTIFICATIONS
  • Click on Manage My CPE
  • Scroll down, then click on Add CPE button
  • Enter CPE activity information and click Save.

To pay the annual maintenance fee:

6. Does ISACA provide a discount on certification maintenance (renewal) fees if I have multiple certifications?

Yes, for those individuals who renew 3 or more ISACA certifications, ISACA offers a discount on the 3rd and 4th renewal fees of $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers.

7. What does a CGEIT “in good standing” mean?

In order to be a CGEIT “in good standing”, the following must be achieved:

  • Certification granted from the corresponding Committee, resulting from an approved application
  • Continuing professional education is current and up-to-date
  • All renewal fees/maintenance payments are current
  • Continued compliance with the ISACA’s Code of Professional Ethics

8. Do I need to submit documentation for my CPE hours?

Documentation of CPE hours does not need to be provided to ISACA unless you are selected for an audit of your CPE hours.

9. I was selected for an audit of my CPE hours and have provided the documentation. When will I receive a confirmation?

If any additional information is required or there are questions regarding your documentation, we will contact you directly via email. Once your audit documentation has been reviewed and approved, a notice will be sent to you via the post. If you have not been contacted or received notification of compliance within 30 days of audit documents submittal, please contact us at CGEITaudit@isaca.org.

CGEIT Certification :: Application Processing
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