Academic Membership 


IT Educators have two opportunities to benefit from ISACA membership, either as Academic Advocates or as  Professional Members.

Academic Advocate Program

Complimentary Academic Advocate membership is available to faculty teaching in functional disciplines such as audit, accounting, information systems, information security, cybersecurity, enterprise governance of IT/MIS, IT risk management and/or Executive Masters programs in Business and specialist Finance degree courses at universities and/or colleges offering one or more degree courses in these areas. Generally, the faculty member is expected to be a full- or part-time professor, or a recognized adjunct instructor at the educational institution.

In addition to complimentary membership and the related benefits, Academic Advocates have access to classroom resources, such as Basic Foundational concepts Using COBIT 5; Information Security: Using COBIT 5 for Information Security; IT Governance Using COBIT and Val IT; the ISACA Model Curricula for IS Audit and Control; and Information Security Management, a presentation on COBIT and other valuable teaching aids, in exchange for agreeing to use and provide feedback on these ISACA educational materials. Academic Advocates are also expected to promote ISACA Student Membership, and work in conjunction with the local chapter (if applicable) to form ISACA Student Groups on campus.

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Professional Membership

If your academic position does not fit the criteria for the Academic Advocate Program, ISACA welcomes you to join as a Professional Member. In addition to the extensive benefits of Professional Membership, professors and faculty in the fields of IT audit, information security management, governance of IT, risk and compliance join ISACA to benefit from its resources that can be especially helpful to educators. These include access to classroom resources such as the ISACA Model Curricula in IS Audit and Control and Information Systems Management; access to the new Library and online communities; discounts and complimentary downloads from the ISACA Bookstore; a free subscription to the ISACA Journal; access to local chapter events; and discounts on certification for the advocate and students.

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