U.S. DoD Information 


The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 8570.01-M "Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program" manual names ISACA’s CISA and CISM certifications among those approved for DoD information assurance (IA) professionals.

DoD Directive

The directive requires up to 80,000 professionals to earn one of 13 certifications (including ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), offered by five organizations.

DoD Exam Registration

To register under the DoD and obtain DoD pricing you will need to complete the exam registration form for the exam you wish to take and submit the registration form via fax to +1.847.253.1755. Please follow up with exam@isaca.org to confirm receipt of your registration form.

Key Exam Registration Dates:

Registration for the 12 December exam is closed.

11 June 2016 Exam

10 November 2015 Registration Opens
10 February 2016 Early Registration Deadline
8 April 2016 Final Registration Deadline

  CISA DOD Exam Registration Form
  CISM DOD Exam Registration Form

ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide for 2016 Exams

The ISACA Exam Candidate Information Guide includes candidate information about exam registration, dates and deadlines, and provides important key candidate details for exam-day administration. We encourage all exam candidates to review the information contained in this guide to familiarize themselves with the key exam dates and deadlines, and exam-day rules.
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DoD Information:

CISA and CISM Self-Assessments
ISACA has prepared the CISA and CISM self-assessments to help exam candidates to assess their knowledge of job practice areas and determine where they may have strengths and weaknesses. These self-assessments are not substitutes for the actual exams, nor do results guarantee or indicate future individual success. Rather, they are tools to help prepare for the exams.

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Special Exam Administration Program
ISACA has enacted a program for the Department of Defense that allows for special exam administrations for CISA and CISM certification candidates. To learn more about this program including the requirements, please contact Michele Luckman at mluckman@isaca.org or +1.847.660.5574.

If you are a DoD employee and your component is part of the DoD Voucher Program, examine this information for DoD Voucher Program Participants.

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