Keeping Your Certification Current
They say that if you don’t use it, you lose it. So it goes with your CISSP certification, anyway. After you earn your CISSP certification, you must do a few things in order to maintain your hard-won CISSP certification:
Keep your contact information current. As soon as you receive your certification, register on the (ISC)² website and provide your contact information. (ISC)² reminds you about your annual maintenance fee, Board of Directors elections, annual meetings, and events, but only if you maintain your contact info, particularly your e-mail address.
Pay your annual maintenance fee (AMF). You’re required to pay the annual maintenance fee (AMF — currently US $85) each year in order to continue to hold your CISSP certification. You can easily pay the AMF online at the (ISC)² website (
Attending training and conferences to earn CPEs. CPEs are Continuing Professional Education credits. You’re required to continue to earn CPEs through security- and professional-related education opportunities in order to maintain your CISSP certification. During each three-year certification cycle, you have to earn a minimum of 120 CPEs; you must earn ...