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ISACA’s certification exams are developed using subject matter experts (SMEs) within our community. We welcome certified practitioners to submit high-quality questions to be reviewed as potential exam items. Submitted items go through a rigorous review process by a panel of certified SMEs. Item writers have the opportunity to earn CPE credit hours and honorariums.

Learn more in the Item Writer Resources below.

To write an exam question, you must…

  • be certified in the program for which you sign up to write items.
  • sign up to be an item writer, and receive email campaign invitations and updates.
  • review the Item Writing Resources to get started.
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Item Writing Resources

Training Presentations

This series of presentations will help new item writers get started and serve as a refresher for experienced writers. Each presentation averages 6-10 minutes in length.

Presentations may be paused at any time to review specific slides and item examples.

Basic Principles of Item Writing   Writing Effective Questions

Item Development Guides

These guides are comprehensive tools containing item writing information specific to each certification, including each certification’s job practice.