Certification Status Options 

 

Active Status

Active status is when a certification is in good standing. Information on how to maintain the certification in Active status can be found below:

Maintain CISA >>

Maintain CISM >>

Maintain CGEIT >>

Maintain CRISC >>


Non-Practicing Status

Non-practicing status is granted to certifications in Active status if the certification-holder fulfills one of the following:

  • Short-term or long-term unemployment/disability
  • No longer working in the field but wish to retain the CISA/CISM/CGEIT/CRISC certification
  • Other extenuating circumstances (requires approval by the Certification Working Group)

Annual Maintenance Fee: Individuals must continue to pay their certification annual maintenance fee to maintain this non-practicing status

Continuing Professional Education: While in non-practicing status, individuals do not need to report or earn CPE hours. However, CPE hours need to be earned and reported in order to return to active.

Length of status: Certifications must be in non-practicing status for a minimum of 1 year. This status can be maintained indefinitely. Non-Practicing status takes goes into effect 1 January of the year in which the change is being requested for. One can remain in non-practicing status indefinitely with the following Active status reactivation requirements.

Return to Active: A certification-holder can return their certification to Active at any time provided they meet the following requirements:

  • If returning to active status fewer than two calendar years from the effective date of non-practicing status, the certification-holder will need to submit supporting documentation of 20 CPE credits earned within the past calendar year.
  • If returning to active status two calendar years or more from the effective date of non-practicing status, they will need to submit supporting documentation of 120 CPE credits earned within the past three calendar years and gain/report one year of work experience in the field of IS audit, control, assurance or security / information security management / enterprise IT governance / risk and control risk. A manager/supervisor/colleague familiar with their work must sign the Verification of Work Experience Agreement section of the Certification Return-to-Active Application.

NOTE: After returning to Active, certifications cannot return to Non-practicing status until after a full 3-year CPE reporting cycle is complete.

NON-PRACTICING APPLICATION

RETURN TO ACTIVE APPLICATION

SUBMIT


Retired Status

Retired status is granted to certifications in Active status if the certification-holder is in one of the following circumstances:

  • Over 55 years of age and are permanently retired from the profession.
  • Unable to perform specific job functions of a CISA / CISM / CGEIT / CRISC due to permanent disability.

Those granted a Retired status are no longer required to obtain CPE hours. Please note, once an individual enters into Retired status, the only way to become certified again is to take and pass the exam and apply for certification.

Annual Maintenance Fee: Not applicable

Continuing Professional Education: Not applicable

Length of status: Permanent

Return to Active: Individuals who have retired their certification but are looking to return to active will be required to re-take and re-pass the exam. They will also need to re-apply for certification with the appropriate experience.

If you are ready to change your certification status to Retired, please fill out the form below. This form can be submitted for multiple certifications.

RETIRED APPLICATION

SUBMIT


Revoked Status

Certified individuals who fail to comply with the CPE Policy will have their credential revoked, will no longer be allowed to present themselves as a certified individual, and will be reported as such on requests for confirmation of certification.

Individuals whose certification has been revoked due to non-compliance with the CPE policy may appeal to be reinstated by written notification to the Certification Working Group. The appeal must include a detailed explanation for the reinstatement request as well as the CPE documentation from the cycle period since revocation to current year. Please submit your appeal to the Customer Experience Center at https://support.isaca.org/app/ask/p/359/c/487.

If the appeal is approved, the individual must pay any back or current certification maintenance fees needed to bring the certified individual in compliance with the CPE policy before being reinstated. Additionally, if the appeal was made more than 60 days after revocation, a $50 Reinstatement Fee will be incurred.

If the appeal is not approved, in order to return to active individuals who, have their certification revoked will be required to re-take and re-pass the exam. They will also need to re-apply for certification with the appropriate experience.