You don’t need any qualifications to be eligible for the CISA exam. However, in order to obtain the CISA certification, candidates must fulfill the working experience requirements.
You can take the exam first and accumulate the experience later, but bear in mind that the certification cannot be completed without work verification.
None. Anyone can take the exam, but…
In order to obtain the certificate, ISACA requires at least 5 years of experience in:
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1. The following work experience can substitute 1 year of the above:
2. These education credits can waive 1 year of relevant experience:
3. These degree/programs can waive 2 years of relevant experience:
4. Other relevant degrees/programs:
If you have obtained other degrees, qualifications and credentials with significant IS auditing, control, assurance or security component, you can submit the case to the CISA Certification Committee for consideration.
You can only substitute 1 year of experience with another type of work, and you can waive anther 2 years of experience with a 4-year degree.
Therefore, the maximum substitution / waiver you can get is 3 years.
You must obtain the work experience within 10 years preceding the application, or within 5 years of passing the CISA exam.
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