Renewal: SANS and GIAC Activities

Renewal:

SANS Training, New GIAC Certification, GIAC Gold Paper

Completion of a relevant SANS Training course, earning a new GIAC Certification or GIAC Gold can be used to demonstrate ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed. This includes:

  • Live SANS Training
  • SANS OnDemand Training
  • SANS SelfStudy Training**
  • Teaching a SANS course
  • Earning a new GIAC Certification (without SANS training)*
  • GIAC Gold Paper
Category Guidelines:
  • You may earn 1 CPE per class hour, or 6 CPEs per full day.
  • You may earn all 36 CPEs needed to renew a certification within this category.
  • CPEs from this category can be applied to a maximum of 3 certification renewals.
  • The activity must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is valid.
  • You are responsible for the $579 Gold fee in addition to the certification renewal fee, once your Gold application has been approved. For more information on the Gold program, please click here.
  • *GIAC Certification: The passing of a GIAC exam and earning a certification without having completed the associated SANS training. These CPEs are not automatically applied and must be requested via cert-renewal@giac.org
  • When earning a GIAC certification after completing an associated SANS course, your account will be awarded CPEs for the training course only.
Required Supporting Documentation:
  • SANS Certificate of Completion
    **To obtain a SelfStudy Certificate of Completion, please email selfstudy@sans.org.

PLEASE NOTE: Most SANS/GIAC CPEs are automatically added to your portal account within 7-10 business days from the end of an event/course. If your course does not automatically add your CPE, please contact cert-renewal@giac.org

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