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Newcomer I

CISSP: Group B credits

How can I know whether or not my Group B CPEs will be acceptable or not? Should I cover myself by earning an additional 30 Group A CPEs?

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Re: CISSP: Group B credits

@tokyojoe Thank you for your inquiry. The annual CPE requirements are 40 CPEs total, with at least 30 of those being Group A (domain related). If all 40 CPEs are Group A, that is ok, as Group B (professional development) CPEs are not required. Group B CPEs are general activities that are not domain related. For example, if you took a PMP course or a communications course, these would be submitted as Group B since they are professional development and not CISSP domain related. 

 

I hope this helps answer your questions. 

 

Best Regards,

Amanda Vance

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP: Group B credits

The CPE requirements are documented here

 https://downloads.isc2.org/certifications/cpe-guidelines.pdf

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP: Group B credits

Thank you for your reply. I should have been more specific. I have entered my many hours of studying a foreign language for my Group B credits and am now worried whether or not they will count. I read that the group B CPEs are meant to represent the commitment to life long learning which learning a 3rd language certainly does but the guidelines seem to suggest that the study needs to be professionally related and as such perhaps foreign language study doesn't count as such.

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Newcomer I

Re: CISSP: Group B credits

I would think that this is a no, unless you could somehow count if as Interpersonal communication skills, if this was vital to your job role it might be possible to argue that, otherwise although valuable learning then it would not count