Some certs require you to spread your CPE credits over three years. CISM, I believe, requires 20 credits per year. I take courses frequently and have met my 120 credits in the first 14 months. Does ISC2 require the credits to be spread across three years, or can you complete your CPEs at your own pace?
Sorry if this has been asked already. I checked and didn't see a similar question.....
The CPE handbook is the "authoritative source" for answers to questions about CPEs. Regarding your question, page 7 contains the answer:
For certified members, CPE activities must be completed during the three years of each certification cycle and no later than the certification expiration date (end of certification cycle). For Associates of (ISC)2, CPE activities must be completed within their annual cycle.
No, you can do them all at once right at the end… 😄
But I recommend not doing it that way. For CISSP you’ll need forty a year, I just completed the last 20 or so I required from Brighttalk over February and that was a rush, especially as the CPE site seems to consistently and randomly reject certain submissions on mobile devices. So if you only had say six months to do all your CISSP credits you’d have your work cut out, and if you have a day job would be needing conferences, courses or snookers…
In addition as I hold another two certifications with ISC2 and none of them end at the same time/have the same cycle I find I need to cover all three in the cycle, but CISSP stands out as it requires more CPEs hence the rush.