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 prior to your GIAC certification expiration date to qualify.

Examples of this training includes providers such as:

  • BlackHat
  • DefCon
  • SchmooCon
  • Guidance Software
  • BSides
  • DISA
  • Cybrary
  • Offensive Security

Non-accredited training qualifies for 1 CPE per completed training hour, or 6 CPEs per full day of completed training, 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, 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 registrations are all completed through your online GIAC Account Dashboard.

Certification Renewal Registration:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • Click 'Renew Now.'
  • Click the 'Alternative CPE option to complete your renewal using your CPE submissions and assignments.
  • Click the Exam option to renew by taking the current exam for your certification

Submitting and Tracking of CPE Credits:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • 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:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • Click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • For each submission previously made, click the 'Assignment' link next to your qualifying CPE submission.
  • Select your qualifying GIAC certification(s) from the drop-down list.
  • If prompted, please complete the CPE Justification by clicking 'Justify Credit Assignments.'


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