The CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) certification is a qualification that shows proficiency in risk management. It’s awarded by ISACA to IT professionals, certifying that they can effectively identify and manage risks by developing, implementing, and maintaining information systems controls.
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With the CRISC certification, IT professionals can prove their expertise in IT risk assessment, information technology, and security. ISACA awards CRISC certifications to candidates with at least three years of relevant work experience upon passing a rigorous online exam.
CRISC-certified professionals help enterprises understand business risks and implement the most practical information systems procedures and controls to optimize resources and ROI.
To attain certification, applicants must meet these requirements:
ISACA determines applicant eligibility at the time of exam registration. Before applicants can schedule and take the exam, they must register and pay. If they don’t take the exam during the eligibility period (12 months), they forfeit their fees. No eligibility deferrals or extensions are allowed.
There are four CRISC domains in which professionals are examined:
Professionals can choose print, online, self-paced, and/or instructor-led training and study materials designed to suit their learning style.
Applicants need to pay a $50 application processing fee for all submissions. This fee is a one-time, non-refundable payment.
Professionals who’ve passed the exam by scoring at least 450 out of 800 will receive details on how to apply for certification. Applications for certification are reviewed as they are received, but it takes about six to eight weeks to get certified.
To get certified, professionals apply for certification directly on the ISACA website.
These are some of the most comment benefits that professionals experience after earning their CRISC certification:
IT and a variety of other business professionals can benefit from the learning and development offered by CRISC coursework and certification. These are some of the most common career paths for CRISC-certified professionals and what they do in their roles: