COBIT Licensing 

Licensing and Use of COBIT 2019

Individuals who purchase COBIT from ISACA or an authorized reseller have the ability to use and or dispose of that particular copy.  Licensing is required for training, consulting and commercial uses.  To make inquiries regarding licensure or use, please contact the ISACA Intellectual Property Department at

Commercial Use

When content from COBIT 2019 is sold, given to third parties and or used in commercial works or products (such as software products, tools, guidance audit, advisory or consulting services) an annual license from ISACA is required. Please contact for more information.

Academic Institutions

When content from COBIT 2019 is used in training and education programs offered by degree-granting colleges or universities, a license from ISACA is required. To be eligible, the academic institution must offer an education curriculum culminating in the achievement of an associate’s degree or higher.

Academic institutions may be granted permission to use materials in the classroom by contacting

Special academic purchase discounts are available to students and instructors by contacting the ISACA Bookstore at or by phone +1.847.660.5650.

Accredited Trainers and Training Organizations

Trainers and training organizations who offer COBIT 2019 training courses must be accredited through ISACA’s partner, APMG. For more information please visit our Accredited Training Program page.

Volume Book Purchase Discount

Please visit the ISACA bookstore or contact us at for volume discount rates on COBIT 2019 guidance.

COBIT Usage Guidelines

These guidelines will help ensure that ISACA is well positioned to continue its support and enhancement of COBIT for many years to come—an outcome that will ultimately benefit individual users, the entities for which they work and the profession as a whole. Please visit COBIT Usage Guidelines for additional information.

Licensing and Use of COBIT 5

ISACA will continue to support COBIT 5 licensing programs. Please contact for more information.