Once an (ISC)² exam has been taken and the results validated, a candidate applying for certification must be endorsed by another (ISC)²-certified professional in good standing before the credential can be awarded. This change will enable candidates and the members endorsing them to easily navigate through the endorsement process online, rather than printing, filling out and mailing documents.
Feedback from our members and candidates is important to (ISC)². We listened to what you had to say and are happy to initiate this change to streamline the endorsement process.
Select members and candidates have already had the opportunity to use the online endorsement process and the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive:
“Having spent the time to fill out the paper application, I found the online version much easier.”
“It should provide for quicker turnaround. If the candidate needs to add additional information it will be faster and easier than printing out and faxing or mailing the updated information.”
“This is a very user-friendly tool. [It] enables swift endorsement.”
The change to this process will ensure a shorter processing time for endorsements, meaning memberships will be granted sooner following a passing exam score. Once the endorsements are submitted, candidates will be able to track the process online to see what status their application is in, from “under review” through to “completed.”
Candidates and endorsers will receive information with instructions about the new online process via email. Members who want to find out more about the endorsement process can visit our website: https://www.isc2.org/endorsement.aspx.
Our new online endorsement process is another way that (ISC)² is working to deliver improvements that better serve our members.