Field Work Experience

Relevant work experience can demonstrate your application of a certification's objectives and ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed.

What Qualifies in this Category?

  • Work experience that demonstrates the application of your GIAC certification objectives

Category Specifics

  • Up to 12 CPEs per renewal can be used from this category.
  • 1 CPE is awarded for each month of work experience, or a maximum of 12 CPEs for 1 full year of work.
  • CPEs earned from this category can be applied toward 1 qualifying certification renewal.
  • Unique aspects of work experience can be applied towards multiple renewals.

Supporting Documentation

  • Professional Resume: should include employer name(s), job titles, and dates of employment


  • Progress or status report signed by supervisor: should include name of company, job role, and dates of work completed.