Renewal: Other Training


GIAC Certification Renewal CPE Option: Other Training or Events

Relevant non-accredited training can be used towards renewing a GIAC certification. The course must be completed within four years of when your certification was earned or was last renewed to qualify. Examples of this training includes providers such as:

  • BlackHat
  • DefCon
  • SchmooCon
  • Guidance Software
  • Offensive Security

Non-accredited training qualifies for 1 CPE per completed training hour for up to a maximum 18 CPEs.

Each non-accredited training event can be used to renew ONE GIAC certification.

Required Supporting Documentation

Please include a copy of your training Certificate of Completion. If a Certificate of Completion cannot be provided, please include a copy of your Registration Confirmation and/or Receipt and/or a copy of your attendee badge.

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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