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wchen035
Newcomer I

Can CPEs from GIAC courses be used for ISC2?

Hi guys, just would like to enquire if i take a SANS course (e.g. GCIH), will the CPE credits earned for the course be able to be used for our CPEs in ISC2 certification? (e.g. SSCP)

 

thank you.

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AndreaMoore
Community Manager

This question is asked on our Frequently Asked Questions page

 

Q:If I earn another certification, can I get credit for passing the examination?
 
A:For obtaining a new credential, you may submit up to 30 CPEs under the self-study category for the time you spent preparing to obtain the new certification.



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tonyshiver
Contributor II

@utkarshsawant If by "gave [the] GPEN exam" you mean you administered or facilitated the exam, then you cannot claim CPE credits.  You could claim CPE credit for studying for an exam, however.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Tony Shiver

Manager, Member Services

For questions or issues related to candidate/member services, please contact: https://www.isc2.org/Contact-Us.
sergeling
Contributor I

Hi, I'm curious how to submit this properly. I assume it's under "Education" category but I don't see specific "self-study" subcategory from the choices. I assume I need to upload my GIAC certification as proof/supporting document.

From the CPE handbook, "Self-study related to research for a project or preparing for a certification examination" is under Group A so I know it has to be certification related to domain. However, is there limitation to the certification such as ISC2 certification only, ISC2 approved list such as outline here (https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP/Prerequisite-Pathway), or DoD8570 approved list? Because I have GIAC Continuous Monitoring (GMON) and it's not on both list.
tonyshiver
Contributor II

@sergeling Members can submit study for any other certification as long as cyber security related. Up to 40 hours for the study but not for the exam itself.

 

Tony Shiver

Manager, Member Services

For questions or issues related to candidate/member services, please contact: https://www.isc2.org/Contact-Us.
sergeling
Contributor I

Thank you. Do we know if the below guideline still apply even though it's dated 2015? Thanks.
https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/Documents/cpe_guidelines.ashx#:~:text=To%20maintain%20their%20cert....
CraginS
Defender I


@sergeling wrote:
Thank you. Do we know if the below guideline still apply even though it's dated 2015? Thanks.
https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/Documents/cpe_guidelines.ashx#:~:text=To%20maintain%20their%20cert....

CPE Questions: Read This First!

 

 

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denbesten
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@sergeling wrote:
Thank you. Do we know if the below guideline still apply even though it's dated 2015? Thanks.
https://www.isc2.org/-/media/ISC2/Documents/cpe_guidelines.ashx#:~:text=To%20maintain%20their%20cert....

I'd recommend the current version, https://www.isc2.org/cpe-handbook.  Conveniently, a link to it can be found on the CPE submission page.