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Renewal: Work Experience


GIAC Certification Renewal CPE Option: Work Experience

Relevant work experience can be used towards renewing a GIAC certification. Work experience must be completed within four years of when your certification was earned or was last renewed to qualify. Work experience must be relevant to the certification being renewed. If you have more than one certification you can submit work experience that corresponds to each each certification being renewed.

Work experience qualifies for up to 12 CPEs.

Unique aspects of work experience can be applied towards ONE GIAC certification renewal.

Required Supporting Documentation

Please include a copy of your resume or detailed write up of your job responsibilities, as well as contact information for your Supervisor.

Instructions for Completing the Renewal Process

The submitting and tracking of CPE credits, assignment of CPE credits to specific certification renewals, and registration are all completed through your online GIAC Account Dashboard.

Submitting and tracking of CPE Credits:

  • Under 'Certifications' click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • Click 'Submit New Credits.'
  • Select the CPE Category and Subcategory.
  • Enter your information in the fields on the submission form
  • Attach your documentation as a file or link to url.
  • Add any supporting documentation if needed.
  • Click 'Submit Request' for CPE Credit.

Assignment of CPE credits to certification renewals:

  • Under 'Certifications' click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • For each submission previously made, you may click the 'Assignment' button.
  • Select which GIAC certification renewal you are assigning to.
  • When you assign CPEs to a certification renewal, you must provide information supporting the relevancy of the activity to the certification being renewed. You will have a choice between pre-set justification options, or you may enter your own statement.

Certification Renewal Registration:

  • Under 'Certifications' click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • Under 'Certifications' there is a link to 'Purchase Now.'
  • Select the CPE option to complete your renewal using your previous CPE submission and assignments.


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