Thank you for your interest in the Certified Identity Management Professional® (CIMP) designation. To be eligible for certification, candidates must be members of Identity Management Institute® (IMI), pay the required fees, and complete this application to 1) demonstrate 60 qualifying points based on education, experience and training, and, 2) submit a written risk statement. If you are not currently an IMI member, please also submit a membership application.
Qualifying Point System
To earn the CIMP designation, candidates must demonstrate one of the following:
- Four year technical degree from an accredited school and two years of experience,
- Six years of experience in the identity management field, or
- Two year technical degree plus four years of experience.
Recognized professional certifications may substitute for education and experience as follows, however, degrees must be officially earned from accredited school to be considered.
Technical degree = 20 points for 2 year degree and 40 points for 4 year degree
Each active technical certification = 10 points
One year of professional experience = 10 points
Critical Risk Domains (CRD)
The following are Critical Risk Domains (CRD) for the CIMP program:
- Identity Management Framework
- Business Process and System Design
- Access and Security
- Audit and Compliance
- Project Management
Upon receipt and pre-approval of your application (s), you will receive an online payment voucher for the appropriate membership and/or certification amount. This process is introduced to pre-approve applications prior to payments and avoid collection of credit card numbers on the application. Upon receipt of your payment, your certificate will be mailed.
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