The final step to becoming CISA certified is to submit the CISA Certification Application.
Prior to doing so, the following requirements must be met:
✔ Pass the CISA Exam within the last 5 years.
✔ Have the relevant full-time work experience* in the CISA Job Practice Areas.
✔ Submit the CISA Certification Application including Application Processing Fee.
*Please see How to Become CISA Certified and the CISA FAQs for additional guidance on requirements for CISA certification.
Submit the Application Processing Fee Payment
A US $50 application processing fee is required for all application submissions. The application fee is a one-time, non-refundable payment. To ensure the fastest review time, please complete the payment before submitting your application.
Visit www.isaca.org/cisapay to submit your payment.
Obtain and Complete the CISA Certification Application
Applicants meeting the requirements stated above must complete the CISA Certification Application form in its entirety.
Applications for CISA Exam Passers 2016 and Later
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Submit the CISA Certification Application
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the application review process typically take?
The application review process typically takes up to two weeks from start to finish. Applications with missing or incomplete information can take longer.
What if my application has missing information or is incomplete?
Applicants will be notified via email as soon as missing or incomplete information is found.
How can I follow my application progress?
You can follow your application progress on your myCertifications page in the "Application Status" section of the dashboard.
Why don’t I see a status on my myCertifications page?
It can take up to two weeks (often less) for a change in status to appear.
How long will my certificate packet take to arrive?
Certification packets are shipped through USPS and can take up to 8 weeks to be delivered depending on location. Delivery to destinations outside the US can take longer.
Can I print the application and scan it in?
Yes, you can print and handwrite the application if needed.