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CISA has received ANSI Accreditation.

ISACA will offer an additional Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) exam administration on Saturday, 7 September 2013, at select locations around the globe.

Seating for the September CISA and CISM exams will be limited and guaranteed only through the final registration deadline date. The exams will be available in all languages in which CISA and CISM exams are currently offered. Registration for the September 2013 exam will open on Wednesday, 24 April 2013.

Starting with the 2013 exams, CISA and CISM exam results will be released within approximately 5 weeks (rather than the current 8 weeks) of each exam administration date. Additionally, September and December exam registration deadlines have been reworked to permit later registrations, thereby allowing those who test in June 2013 to also test in September 2013, if desired.

Included below are key dates related to the September 2013 CISA and CISM exams:

Exam date 7 September 2013
Early registration deadline 12 June 2013
Final registration deadline 22 July 2013

Exam administrations for all four ISACA certifications (CISA, CISM, CGEIT and CRISC) will continue to be administered on the June and December schedule—8 June and 14 December 2013.


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Key Information—June 2012 BOI:
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CISA is world-renowned as the standard of achievement for those who audit, control, monitor and assess an organization’s information technology and business systems.

Who Earns CISA Certification?

More than 75,000 professionals in nearly 160 countries have earned the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification since its inception in 1978.
The CISA designation was created for professionals with work experience in information systems auditing, control or security that include:

For more information, see Job Practice Areas

Please see Candidate’s Guide for CISA certification


CISA demonstrates proven experience: With a growing demand for professionals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become the preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world. Many enterprises and government agencies increasingly recognize, require and expect their IS and IT professionals to hold this certification.

CISA enhances credibility and recognition: CISA is globally recognized as the mark of excellence for the IS audit professional. CISA combines the achievement of passing a comprehensive exam with recognition of work and educational experience, providing you with credibility in the marketplace.

CISA means higher earning potential and career advancement: Recent independent studies consistently rank CISA as one of the highest paying and sought after IT certifications.

CISA Certification Overview

The mark of excellence for a professional certification program is the value and recognition it bestows on the individual who achieves it. Since 1978, the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) program, sponsored by ISACA®, has been the globally accepted standard of achievement among information systems (IS) audit, control and security professionals.

The technical skills and practices that CISA promotes and evaluates are the building blocks of success in the field. Possessing the CISA designation demonstrates proficiency and is the basis for measurement in the profession. With a growing demand for professionals possessing IS audit, control and security skills, CISA has become a preferred certification program by individuals and organizations around the world. CISA certification signifies commitment to serving an organization and the IS audit, control and security industry with distinction. In addition, it presents a number of professional and personal benefits.

Worldwide Recognition
Mock up of a CISA Certificate

Although certification may not be mandatory for you at this time, a growing number of organizations are recommending that employees become certified. To help ensure success in the global marketplace, it is vital to select a certification program based on universally accepted technical practices. CISA delivers such a program. CISA is recognized worldwide, by all industries, as the preferred designation for IS audit, control and security professionals.

More than 70,000 professionals have earned the CISA since inception, so clearly many people agree: earning the CISA is a good career move.

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