Guide to ISACA’s CRISC certification

You will need some prerequisite skills, such as the ability to manage the ongoing challenges of enterprise risk and to design risk-based information system controls, so you could say, that the CRISC builds on your existing knowledge and experience of IT/Business risk, identification and implementation of information system controls.

Who is the CRISC for?

This CRISC certification is right for you if you´re looking to progress your career in Risk Management and Control.

You may already be working in one of these roles or you´re looking for a new career:

  • IT professionals
  • Risk professionals
  • Control professionals
  • Business analysts
  • Project managers
  • Compliance professionals

What are the career benefits of the CRISC certification?

CRISC is a globally recognized accreditation and it provides excellent and objective documentation that you have the skills and tools to evaluate and manage enterprise risk. 


Here are some of the key benefits of the CRISC:

  • A widely recognized certification, as evidence of SME knowledge in enterprise risk and information systems control
  • Provides a value-add to employers and clients in risk management and assessment
  • Helps to better communicate risk and control topics to diverse groups such as peers and stakeholders e.g. user base, development teams or C-level audience
  • Career advancement with a greater competitive advantage over other candidates
  • Continuous improvement and up to date knowledge

What about the benefits to employers?

Organizations that employ CRISC certified professionals will have superior knowledge and tools relating to risk, information systems and controls.

They will also be able to better communicate complex risk topics to stakeholders and offer assurance of their organization’s risk management and control plans.

How do I get CRISC Certified?

The training and certification programme for CRISC offers a 3-day immersed experience at our gorgeous UK training centre with 10-12 hour training days with your expert instructor.

You will sit your exam on the last day of your course and the exam is covered by the certification guarantee.

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To best prepare yourself for the demanding CRISC certification, you can take a 3-day course where you sit your exam on the last day of the course.

It will be an intense and inspirational experience where you will work with your expert instructor for 10-12 hours a day and live and learn in an immersed environment at the Readynez training centre.

Learn all about the course and see prices and dates here: ISACA CRISC Certification

ISACA's requirements for obtaining CRISC certification are:

  • You must have at least 3 years of professional experience in at least 2 of the 4 areas covered by the certification
  • You must pass the CRISC exam
  • You must comply with ISACA's professional code of ethics
  • Your professional experience must be gained within 5 years from the application date or a maximum of 10 years before the application date.

All the experience that you provide must be verified by the relevant employers. If you do not have the required experience, you will have to take the exam again once you have achieved the experience requirement to become certified.

The exam consists of 150 questions and 450 points are required to pass. A maximum of 800 points can be obtained. Once you have passed the exam, you can apply for certification if all the other requirements are met.

ISACA members and CRISC accredited must also comply with a code of ethics, which includes the following:

  • It is not permitted to pass on information that you become aware of in your professional service unless you are required to do so by law.
  • You must perform your duties in a professional manner, with timely care and objectivity according to best practice and professional standards.
  • It is required that you maintain a high personal standard in general.
  • If you do not live up to the code of ethics, your conduct can be investigated and disciplinary proceedings can be initiated.
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