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Validate your expertise and get the leverage you need to move up in your career. With ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification, you can do just that. CISA is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.   


CISA certification is foundational to a successful IT career. If you are an entry-level to mid-career professional, CISA can showcase your expertise and assert your ability to apply a risk-based approach to planning, executing and reporting on audit engagements. Gain instant credibility in your interactions with internal stakeholders, regulators, external auditors, and customers.


CISA certification instantly declares your team’s expertise in auditing, control and information security. It proves your team’s abilities to assess vulnerabilities, report on compliance and validate and enhance controls--ultimately improving your organization's image. Learn more about corporate training.

The CISA Difference

Whether you are seeking a new career opportunity or striving to grow within your current organization, a CISA certification proves your expertise in these work-related domains:

  • The Process of Auditing Information Systems

  • Governance and Management of IT

  • Information Systems Acquisition, Development and Implementation

  • Information Systems Operations, Maintenance and Service Management

  • Protection of Information Assets


CISA Job Practice Details

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Set yourself up to succeed on exam day. Whether you prefer to prep on your own time or want the additional guidance and interaction that comes with live instruction, we have the right CISA test prep solutions for you.

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Take our FREE 10-question CISA practice quiz to see if you're ready for the exam.



Register for an exam and purchase study aids and an ISACA membership, which will immediately give you significant exam-related discounts. Access the Exam Candidate Guide here.

Your payment is due within 90 days from your registration date. Your registration will be valid for one year from that date as well.

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The final step to becoming CISA certified is to submit your CISA Certification Application. Prior to doing so, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 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.

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Prove to your peers and stakeholders that your skills and knowledge are up to date and relevant. Earn continuing professional education (CPE) credit hours to ensure that you maintain an adequate level of current knowledge and proficiency in the field of information systems audit, control and security.

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Contact ISACA’s ISACA’s Customer Experience Center and/or visit our vibrant online community for more insights and discussions with CISA holders.