Membership of the Institute
CIISec accredit information security professionals to ensure that they meet the highest professional standards and our competency based memberships are widely recognised in the information security industry. The competency-based assessment is the only one in the profession, setting it apart from knowledge-based qualifications. There are currently four levels of membership, which cater for those new to the profession through to those with extensive experience.
All individuals who wish to join the institute will join as either a Student or Affiliate member. Having become a member of the institute, individuals should then apply to upgrade their membership to higher levels by demonstrating their practical experience and breadth of knowledge. This is assessed through a written application for Associate Membership and an application followed by interview for Full Membership.