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(ISC)² Membership Opportunities



Candidate, Associate or Member? Thinking of (ISC)² membership, but don’t know which level is right for you? Read on to find out more about the different ways in which you can join the global community of cybersecurity professionals who are shaping the future of the industry.



Why (ISC)² Membership?

With over 150,000 members and associates in more than 175 countries, (ISC)² (International Information System Security Certification Consortium) comprise the largest global association of expert cybersecurity professionals dedicated to inspiring a safe and secure cyber world.  (ISC)² certifications are recognised as the gold standard in the cybersecurity industry. (ISC)² Official training seminars use updated courseware and real-life scenarios to create an engaging interactive learning environment for participants.

(ISC)² Official Certified Information Systems Security Professional

Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) – Cybersecurity leadership and operations.

(ISC)² Official Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP)

Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) – Cloud security expertise.

 (ISC)² Official Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP)

Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP) – Secure software development.

 (ISC)² Official Systems Security Certified Practitioner

Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) – Security administration and operations.

  (ISC)² Certified in Cybersecurity badge

Certified in Cybersecurity (CC) – The first step towards a cybersecurity career.

As an (ISC)² member you can benefit from access to a range of exclusive benefits and resources that can help you advance your career. 

What are the different levels of (ISC)² membership?

(ISC)² offers different levels of membership to cater to the diverse needs and aspirations of cybersecurity professionals at every stage of their careers. 

  • Candidate

Candidate Membership is available to anyone interested in information security, but who has not yet obtained an (ISC)² certification. The Candidate program allows anyone studying for a certification or interested in a career in cybersecurity to join the Association and enjoy the benefits this brings.  Candidates can build relationships with (ISC)² and gain access to a wide range of benefits

All active (ISC)² Candidates are eligible for a 10% discount on (ISC)² Official Training Courses

How to become an (ISC)² candidate? To become an (ISC)² Candidate, you must complete an online form and provide minimum identifying information, as well as affirm that you will abide by the (ISC)² Code of Ethics and Privacy Policy. For a limited time, annual dues will be waived for new (ISC)² Candidates. Annual dues for succeeding years will be U.S. $50. (external link to (ISC)²)

  • Associate

Through the Associate of (ISC)² program, you can take any of the certification exams without the required work experience. When you pass, you become an Associate of (ISC)² as you work to gain the necessary experience to achieve full certification. Along the way, you receive exclusive (ISC)² resources to help you learn, grow and thrive throughout your journey.

  • Professional Member

When you become certified through (ISC)², you join a globally recognized family of more than 168,000 cyber and IT security professionals. Members have access to a broad array of exclusive resources, educational tools and peer-to-peer networking opportunities, conference and event discounts, and much more to help strengthen their career.


How to become an (ISC)² Member?

There are three steps to becoming to (ISC)² membership. First, you must take and pass one of the six credential examinations. Then, you must submit an endorsement application to prove that you have the years of experience that are required to hold the credential. Once your endorsement is approved, you must pay the Annual Maintenance Fee (AMF).

Membership Level Requirements

Candidate Associate Professional Member
Passed Exam No Yes Yes
Work Experience No No Yes
Certification No No Yes

(ISC)² Membership Level Benefits

Members and associates enjoy access to a full spectrum of resources and exclusive benefits that enable them to expand their skillset and earn CPE credits, including enriching professional development and volunteer opportunities; peer-to-peer networking and best-practice sharing; the (ISC)² Security Congress annual cybersecurity conference; professional recognition and awards programs; industry event and learning materials discounts, and more.

As an (ISC)² Official Training Provider, Cycubix ensures attendees benefit from the most up-to-date official content, delivered by an Authorised (ISC)² Instructor with a deep understanding of the subject matter and the ability to explain it effectively. We also offer all members a 10% discount on (ISC)² Official Training Courses


Whether you are just starting out in the field or are a seasoned cybersecurity professional, (ISC)² membership can provide you with the resources, certifications, and networking opportunities you need to take your career to the next level. Join (ISC)² to become part of a global community of cybersecurity professionals who are shaping the future of the industry.