The endorsement process is typically stated to take 4-6 weeks. However, it can sometimes be faster and sometimes be slower.
The majority of the time is spent waiting in a queue until your application starts to be processed, so you won't get any updates until they actually start working on it.
If there are no problems with the application then the only update you will receive will be the final approval / congratulations email.
So I submitted mine not too long ago but received a response stating my Sponsor approved and is now in review.
So does that mean it's already being reviewed or does that just simply mean it's now in the queue? And if it's in queue, based on your response, does that mean when someone does actually pick up the application I'll get another email indicating it's actually being worked now?
Is ISC2 your endorser or is someone else is endorsing you? If someone else is endorsing you, make sure that person knows that you have submitted your application is waiting on him/her.
They are contacted via the email you used to register for the exam.
Here's my timeline:
I passed the exam on 1/18/22
I received the congratulations email on 2/19/22
I submitted my endorsement application on 2/2/22 and my endorser approved it the same day
I received confirmation on 2/3/22 that my endorsement is in the queue waiting approval
I received the congratulations letter that my application was approved on 2/16/22
On 2/16/22 I paid the annual member fee of $125
On 3/1/22 I will be eligible to add CPEs
As you can see, the whole process took me less than a month from the day I took the exam to the day I paid my fee. Once you paid your fee, you are a member.
I hope this helps!