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 

Continuous Testing Exam Registration

Start of testing on 2019 CISA Job Practice

2 April 2019 Registration Opens
17 June 2019 Scheduling Opens*

  CISA Continuous Testing DOD Exam Registration Form
  CISM Continuous Testing DOD Exam Registration Form

*Registration for continuous testing opened 2 April, scheduling will begin on 17 June and testing will begin on 19 June. For additional information please review the continuous testing FAQ and/or the 2019 continuous testing Exam Candidates Guide.

For additional support contact our Customer Experience Team.

ISACA Exam Candidate Guide

The ISACA Exam Candidate 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.

Continuous Testing Exams


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.

More about CISA Self-Assessments >>

More about CISM Self-Assessments >>


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

  ISACA DoD Summary Information