Thank you for your interest in the Certified Identity and Security Technologist® (CIST) 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 80 qualifying points based on education, experience and completed 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
Candidates must demonstrate at least 4 years (40 points) of professional experience in a technology related field as part of their 80 points requirement to earn the CIST® designation. Any additional industry certification and one year of experience or post high school education equals 10 points.
Critical Risk Domains (CRD)
The following are Critical Risk Domains (CRD) for the Certified Identity and Security Technologist® (CIST) program:
- Strategy and Analysis
- Planning and Design
- Transition and Implementation
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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