Renewal: Other InfoSec Related Training


Other InfoSec Related Training

COVID-19 Update: We’ve updated the CPE category for “Other InfoSec Related Training". This update comes as a result of trainings that have moved to virtual formatting due to the ongoing pandemic.

You can earn CPEs in this category by attending infosec related (non-ISO-17024 accredited) training or activities related to your renewing certification(s).

Examples of “Other InfoSec Related Training” include, but are not limited to:

Multi-day Skills-based Training:

  • All DOD training (except CyberRanges)
  • Cybrary
  • Offensive Security
  • Black Hat trainings

Vendor Training

  • Palo Alto
  • Splunk
  • AWS
  • F5

In-person Conferences/Seminars*

RSA, Black Hat, DefCon, BSides,
ShmooCon, etc.

Virtual Presentations Conferences/Seminars**

SANS Virtual Summits, DefCon
Safe Mode, Virtual BSides Events,
Black Hat virtual

Category Guidelines:

  • You may earn 1 CPE per completed training hour, or a maximum of 6 CPEs per full day.
  • A maximum of 18 CPEs per renewal can be used from this category.
  • CPEs from this category can be applied to 1 GIAC certification renewal.
  • The training must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is valid.
  • Certifications earned without completion of an associated training course do not qualify.

Required Supporting Documentation:

Multi-day Skills-based Training & Vendor Training:
Sufficient supporting documentation must show evidence of all of the following:

  • Earner's name
  • Name of training provider
  • Name of training course
  • Dates of training or total training hours

You may need to submit multiple documents to satisfy the list above. Some examples of common supporting documentation include:

  • Certificate of Completion
  • Attendance Confirmation
  • Training report

*In-Person Conferences & Seminars:
We recognize that some conferences provide limited proof of attendance (ex. DefCon, BSides, ShmooCon, etc). We request you provide at least 2 of the following:

  • Certificate of Completion/Attendance
  • Conference badge displaying your name
  • Payment receipt or registration confirmation that includes your name
  • Event program indicating what presentations you attended
  • Hotel receipt or airline receipt that includes your name

**Virtual Presentations/Conferences/Seminars:
Given the COVID pandemic has forced many industry seminars to be virtual (ie: BlackHat Virtual, DEFCON Safe Mode), we are now treating virtual continuing education sessions (videos you watch online as part of these virtual events) that are about an hour in length similar to webcasts.

Suggested evidence requirements for virtual continuing education sessions/presentations:

  • Certificate of Completion

OR all of the following:

  • Name of session(s)
  • Length of session(s)
  • Date of session(s)
  • URL used to access session(s)
  • Brief self-written summary of session content including how it applies to your GIAC certification(s)

Failure to provide all required supporting documentation will result in submission rejection or an award of less than 6 CPEs per day.