Apply for CISM Certification 


Once a candidate has passed the CISM certification exam and has met the work experience requirements, the final step is to complete an application for certification.

Obtain the CISM Application

Important Note

To qualify for CISM certification, a completed application must be submitted within 5 years from the date of initially passing the examination. Re-taking and re-passing the examination will be required if the completed application for certification is not submitted within five years from the passing date of the examination. All experience must be verified independently with employers. This experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years of passing the examination.

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Application Instructions

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Decisions on applications are not final as there is an appeal process for certification application denials. Inquiries regarding denials of certification can be sent to [email protected]. For more information on the Appeals Policy visit