Renewal: Published Work


Published Works

A published paper or book on a relevant information assurance topic can be used to demonstrate ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed. The published work must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is currently valid.

Category Guidelines:
  • A minimum of 18 pages of text is required to earn 36 CPEs.
  • A maximum of 18 CPEs can be earned for co-authored works.
  • CPEs from this category can be applied to 2 GIAC certification renewals.

Articles and blogs may qualify for a maximum of 12 CPEs under the Community Participation option:

Please note the following material is not eligible for CPEs in the Published Works category:

  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Internal company document(s)
  • Training material
Required Supporting Documentation:
  • A copy of your paper along with documentation
  • Name of Publisher and date of publication
  • All published works should be provided in English.

You must include documentation as noted above at the time of submission. All CPE submissions and supporting documentation must be in English.