CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor: Exams and Stuff | ALC Training News

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The CISA exam is set, conducted and marked by ISACA.  All exams will be conduced online via computer-based testing centers around the world.

For more information on how to get the CISA certification and to register for an ISACA exam, please refer to the exams page on the ISACA website: 

Check the exam schedule:

Exam Registration

You can book your exam with ALC or direct with ISACA (see above).

If you wish to book the exam with ALC and have both course and exam on the one invoice, please indicate “CISA Course + Exam” in the COMMENTS field when making your online registration and select the PAY BY INVOICE option (do not select the Pay By Card option). We will contact you with full details of what is involved.


Applicants must meet the following requirements to become CISA Certified:

  • Demonstrate the Required Minimum Work Experience: A minimum of 5-years of professional information systems auditing, control or security work experience – as described in the CISA job practice areas – is required for certification. The work experience for CISA certification must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification. Candidates have 5-years from the passing date to apply for certification.
    • Substitutions and waivers may be obtained to a maximum of 3 years as follows:
      • A maximum of 1-year of information systems experience OR 1-year of non-IS auditing experience can be substituted for 1-year of experience.
      • 60 to 120 completed university semester credit hours (the equivalent of a 2-year or 4-year degree) not limited by the 10-year preceding restriction, can be substituted for 1 or 2-years, respectively, of experience.
      • A master’s degree in information security or information technology from an accredited university can be substituted for 1-year of experience.

It is important to note that many individuals choose to take the CISA exam prior to meeting the experience requirements. This practice is acceptable although the CISA designation will not be awarded until all requirements are met.

Additional pre-requisite information can be found here.

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