Renewal: Published Work


GIAC Certification Renewal CPE Option: Published Work

A published paper (including GIAC Gold papers) or book on a relevant information assurance topic can be used to renew your certification.

  • A minimum of 18 pages of written text is required to qualify for 36 CPEs.
  • A maximum of 18 CPEs can be earned for co-authored works.

Papers or books must be written and published within four years of when your certification was earned or last renewed to qualify.

Published papers or books can earn up to 36 CPEs, depending on length.

GIAC Gold papers can be used to renew up to THREE GIAC certifications. All other publications can be used to renew up to TWO GIAC certifications.

Required Supporting Documentation

Please include a copy of your paper as well as documentation verifying when and where it was published.

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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