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How do I become CISA certified?

Getting ready for the exam

ISACA offers a variety of CISA exam preparation resources including group training, self-paced training and study resources in various languages to help you prepare for your CISA certification exam. We also have our online Engage community where you can reach out to peers for CISA exam guidance. Choose what works for your schedule and your studying needs.

Disclaimer: Please be advised that the CISA Exam Content Outline (ECO) will be updated effective 1 August 2024. Starting on 1 August 2024, the CISA Exam will reflect the new ECO. Updated preparation material for the new ECO will be available for purchase in May 2024. Purchase of this material will not grant you access to the newer version of the material at a later date.

Register for the exam

Upon registration, CISA exam candidates have a twelve-month eligibility period to take their exam. This means that from the date you register, you have 12 months to take your CISA exam. It is important to note that the exam registration fee must be paid in full before an exam candidate can schedule and take an exam.


Member exam cost


Non-Member exam cost

Seamless certification journey

ISACA’S CISA certification exams are computer-based and administered at authorized PSI testing centers globally or as remotely proctored exams. CISA exam registration is continuous, meaning candidates can register any time, no restrictions. Candidates can schedule a testing appointment as early as 48 hours after payment of exam registration fees.

Log in to MyISACA or create an account to begin 

If you are creating an account, please ensure your name matches what appears on your government-issued identification that you will present on the day of your CISA exam.

Please note, CISA exam appointments are only available 90 days in advance.  If you do not see your exam site or date available more than 90 days in advance, please check back when it is closer to your desired exam date.  If you still do not see your desired exam site or date available, please verify that your CISA exam eligibility has not expired by logging into your ISACA Account, and clicking the Certification & CPE Management tab. 

Rescheduling an exam 

You can reschedule your CISA exam anytime, without penalty, during your eligibility period if done a minimum of 48 hours prior to your scheduled testing appointment. To reschedule an appointment: Log in to your ISACA Account and follow the rescheduling steps in the Scheduling Guide. 

How to become certified

Taking and passing the CISA certification exam is just the first step in becoming certified. To become CISA certified, an individual must first meet the following requirements:

Candidates have five years from passing the exam to apply for CISA certification.

Already certified and need to maintain your certification?