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 Notice

Note that there is a required US $50 processing fee for applying for certification. To create your online order and pay for the application processing fee, visit

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  Request an application (sent in postal mail)

Please see FAQs for additional guidance on requirements for CISM certification.


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