How to Apply for CISA Certificate

After Passing CISA the first task is to apply for CISA. I have tried to explain the procedure in simple steps.

• Visit http://www.isaca.org/cisaapp

• Now look for these lines

For those who took the exam in 2006 or later:
Download Application (PDF, 93K) or request an application from the Certification Department

• Download the form.
• Downloaded form is also attached with this mail
• Now read the page marked as below :-

Application for CISA Certification
Requirements to Become a Certified Information Systems Auditor

• This page contains all the requirements to become CISA.

• The first and foremost condition is passing CISA Exam, which you have already done.

• Second condition is Experience of 5 years.

• There are some relaxations in experience for some specific experience / qualifications.

• Some of them are as under :-

• Max 1 Year of Exp. with One Year of IS Audit OR IS Security OR IS Control.
Plus
• Max 1 years for Degrees like BA, B Com, B Sc etc.
OR
• Max 2 years for 4 Year Degrees like BE, B Tech.
OR
• Max 1 Year for a Degree in IS Security (like PRISM Program of Mumbai or IS Program of ICFAI)
Plus
• Max 1 year for Min. 2 Years full time teaching in IS Security at University.

• Now count how many of experience you require ?

• This experience must be in related fields as we studied in CISA Exam.
• Third Condition is to abide by ISACA Code of Professional Ethics.

• Fourth Condition is abide by IS Standards by ISACA.

• Fifth Condition is CPE
o (will be required after becoming CISA – we shall discuss this in detail in a separate email)

• Now Go to Page Marked as Under

Application for CISA Certification
Instructions for Completion of Forms

• Read these instructions before completing the form.

• Now go to page 1 of the form.

• Here give names and addresses of 3 persons who will certify your experience. These may be your seniors or ex-employer(s). These people will be contacted / called to confirm your claim.

• Now go to page 2

• Fill in the details related to work experience.

• Tick against areas (domain) we studied in CRM.

• Now go to part B and claim experience waivers.

• Complete all details on page 2.

• Now go to page 3.

• Take print-out or make 3 copies.
• Give one copy each to the persons from whom you are receiving the references.
• These certificates must be kept in separate covers but may be sent with the same big cover in which you are sending the CISA Application.

• Now put these 3 covers in one big cover

• Also put the application form in big cover.

• Send this cover to ISACA at the address :-

Certification Coordinator
ISACA
3701 Algonquin Road, Suite 1010
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-3124 USA

• You will receive your certification confirmation via email.

Hope this will help you in claiming your CISA Certificate.

Please note that ISACA is strict in verification and any wrong information may lead to rejection/cancellation of your certificate.

Mukesh Pandya, CISA
Manager (IT)

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