Eligibility Requirements
for the
Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Exam

To qualify for this cybersecurity certification, you must have:

  • At least five years of cumulative, paid, full-time work experience
  • In two or more of the eight domains of the (ISC)2 CISSP Common Body of Knowledge (CBK)

Don’t have enough work experience yet? There are two ways you can overcome this obstacle.

You can satisfy one year of required experience with:

  • A four-year college degree (or a regional equivalent)
  • Or, an approved credential from the CISSP Prerequisite pathway

Your second option is to take and pass the CISSP exam to earn an Associate of (ISC)2 designation. Then, you’ll have up to six years to earn your required work experience for the CISSP.