1.Why is EC-Council implementing a membership fee?
A. To continue the development and value of EC-Council certification credentials, as well as the continued support of its membership community, EC-Council has implemented a plan that requires the annual payment of certification maintenance fees inline with standard industry practices.
2.What benefits does a certified member enjoy?
A. Any member certified or recertified January 1st 2016 onwards and continues to keep their certification active will be eligible to receive one free certification voucher upon completion of their latest ECE cycle, with values ranging from $125 to $650.You are also eligible to receive exclusive discounts to attend EC-Council Events such as Hacker Halted and TakeDownCon as well as a discount on additional EC-Council certification programs and materials.
3.Are all certified members required to pay the membership fee?
A. Yes, All certified members are required to pay the annual membership fee. This includes CCISO, CAST, LPTs and all other EC-Council certified members.
4.When will members be expected to make their first payment?
A. Scenario 1
Members certified prior to January 1st 2016 will not be charged a membership fee for their current cycle, The membership fee cycle will be only begin once they are recertified and their due date will be at the end of that annual cycle.
Members certified from January 1st 2016 and onwards will start their membership fee cycle 1 month from date of certification earned and their due date will be at the end of that annual cycle.
Eg: A member certified on February 25th 2016 will have to pay his annual membership fee before Feb 28th 2017.
Members that are certified prior to January 1st 2016 but earns a new certification post December 31st 2015 – their membership fee due date will be reset as per the latest earned certificate. (as per scenario 2)
Note: LPT and/or CCISO members will be required to pay the annual membership fee for both these certifications per the LPT and CCISO membership fee requirements. LPT and CCISO certified members are not required to pay any other annual membership fees.
5.I own a CCISO and/or LPT certification; Do I still need to pay an additional membership fee for my other EC-Council credentials?
A. Members holding the CCISO or LPT certification will continue to pay their respective annual membership fee towards these certifications only; there will be no additional membership fee applicable to these members for any other EC-Council credentials.
6.I hold both CCISO and LPT certifications; Do I need to pay the membership fee for each individually?
7.What membership fee am I liable for if I choose to retire my CCISO and/or my LPT credentials?
A. Members that choose to retire their CCISO and/or their LPT credentials shall only be liable to pay for the basic membership fee of USD $80 or USD $20 respectively only if the members intend to maintain their other EC-Council certification credentials.
8.How can I pay the annual membership fee?
A. Annual membership fees are payable in the member’s Aspen account, certificate area. You will see instructions on how you can pay here if your membership fee is due.
9.What mode of payment is accepted?
A. Membership fees can only be paid via credit card
Note: Online bank transfers are not accepted at this point of time.
10.I have more than one EC-Council certification; do I need to pay per certification?
A. Membership fees are charged by membership and not by number of certifications held; you will only need to pay a single membership fee as indicated in the members Aspen account.
11.Will I be requested to pay multiple annual membership fees, if I own more than one account in Aspen?
A. Certified members should not hold multiple Aspen accounts. Should this not be the case, you are advised to merge your Aspen account. This can be done by writing to us at email@example.com.
Certified members are required to pay only one annual membership fee for all their EC-Council certification credentials (except CCISO and LPT, please see question 4 above)
12.What is the Membership Fee?
A. For certified members who hold certifications that require continuing education, the annual membership fee is USD $80 for all certifications with prefix 212 ,312,412, 512 and all CAST certifications (with the exceptions of the C|CISO and LPT credentials).
For certified members who do not hold certifications that require continuing education, the annual membership fee is USD $20 for all certifications with prefix 112
13.Does the existence of a continuing education requirement affect the membership fee that I pay?
A. No. Membership fees are charged according to the ECE relevant certification at USD80 or USD$20 annually, regardless of any continuing education requirements.
14.Will I be automatically recertified for the next certification cycle (3 years) if I pay the annual membership fee?
A. No, Recertification is subject to fulfilling the criteria under the ECE policy AND the payment of the annual membership fee as listed at https://cert.eccouncil.org/ece-policy.html
15.Will I be required to pay the annual membership fee if my certifications are revoked and retired?
A. The annual membership fee is subject to a minimum of one active certification earned by a member.
Note: In a situation where a member loses his ECE certification due to revocation, but still holds a NON ECE relevant certification, his annual membership fee will be USD 20 in the next and subsequent membership maintenance fee cycle.
16.Who can I contact if I have more questions about the annual membership fee?
A. Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org along with your Aspen account id details so we can help you with your questions.
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A.任何成員證明或重新確認2016年1月1日起，繼續保持他們的認證活動的將有資格獲得他們最新的ECE循環結束後一個免費認證憑證，值的範圍從$ 125至$ 650.You也有資格獲得專屬參加EC-委員會活動（如Hacker Halted和TakeDownCon）的折扣以及額外EC理事會認證計劃和材料的折扣。
在2016年1月1日之前獲得認證但會在2015年12月31日獲得新認證的會員 - 其會員費到期日將根據最新獲得的證書重置。 （根據情景2）
答：對於持有需要繼續教育證書的認證會員，對於所有帶有前綴212,312,412,512和所有CAST認證（C | CISO和LPT證書除外）的認證，年會費為80美元。
答：請將您的問題發送到 email@example.com 以及您的Aspen帳戶ID詳細信息，以便我們可以幫助您解決您的問題。
1. REASONS FOR INTRODUCTION OF ECE SCHEME
All legitimate and credible certifications have a re-certification program. In fact, ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, a quality accreditation body requires credible certification providers to have their own re-certification program. Requirement 6.5.1 states, “The certification body shall define recertification requirements according to the competence standard and other relevant documents, to ensure that the certified person continues to comply with the current certification requirements.”
Continued competency can be demonstrated though many methodologies such as continuing profession education, examination (often not re-taking the original exam but an exam that would be at a higher level), or portfolios (when there is a product involved). The fact is there needs to be a time limit for the certification to ensure the consumers that the person has up-to-date knowledge.
This is why several governmental agencies are mandating accreditation of certifications in fields such as IT, Crane Operators, and Selling of Securities to the elderly. Certification’s main purpose is to “protect the public/consumers” NOT to protect the profession. When health, safety and security are at risk, certification is needed and it cannot be given for a “lifetime”. It is generally noted that, if professionals are not required to maintain their knowledge and skills in their profession, they won’t. Today, credible organizations within professional domains require their members to provide evidence of a continuous learning as a basis for maintaining their license.
The ECE will brand, differentiate and distinguish a certified member as dedicated IT Security professional if he/she is willing to continuously learn and share knowledge to keep abreast of the latest changes in technology that affects the way security is viewed, deployed and managed. This is a key requirement of employers internationally and EC-Council being a major certification organization supports it.
How does it work?
Once a candidate becomes certified by EC-Council, the relationship between EC-Council and candidate will always be governed by the EC-Council Candidate Certification Agreement which candidate must agree to prior from receiving your certification. This agreement is also provided at https://www.eccouncil.org/members/Certification agreement.pdf.
If a certified member earned certification/s that are included under the ECE scheme, he/she will have to achieve a total of 120 credits (per certification) within a period of three years. If a member holds multiple certifications, credits earned will be applied across all the certifications. However, effective January 1st 2013, each certification will have its own ECE recertification requirements within its respective 3-year ECE window.
The credits can be earned in many ways including attending conferences, writing research papers, preparing for training classes in a related domain (for instructors), reading materials on related subject matters, taking an exam of a newer version of the certification, attending webinars, and many others. Qualified ECE activities must have been completed within ECE program’s 3-year window and must be submitted in only one ECE 3-year window.
ECE credits are earned on a per annum basis, between January 1 – December 31 of each calendar year. Certified members must register their ECE credits earned by 1 February of the following year to maintain their certification status.
Effective January 1st 2009, all EC-Council certifications will be valid for three years from the date of certification. During the three year period, the certification must be renewed by participating in EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) Program.
For members who were certified prior to 2009, their ECE period will be from January 1st 2009 until December 31st 2011. For their first ECE Scheme Period (2009-2011), they are only required to meet a total of 120 ECE credits By March 31st 2012.
Upon completion of the 3 year ECE program and meeting the requirements (please refer to the How does it work? paragraph below), the member’s certification validity will be extended for another three years from the month of expiry.
Any member certified or recertified from January 1st 2016 onwards is liable to pay and annual membership fee.
3. SUSPENSION, REVOCATION & APPEAL
If the certified member fails to meet certification requirements within the 3 year time frame, EC-Council will suspend his/her certification.
Suspended members will not be allowed to use the certification logos and related EC-Council membership benefits.
Suspended members must remediate their suspension within a maximum period of 12 months from the date of the expiry of the 3 year time frame. Failing which, the member’s certification and status will be revoked and the member will need to challenge and pass the certification exam again to achieve certification.
For members who were certified prior to 2009, they will be given an extended suspension deadline of March 31st, 2013.
Suspended members that subsequently meet the 120 ECE credit requirements within the specified 12 months deadline from the date of the expiry of the 3 year time frame will be reinstated as a member in good standing and can enjoy the use of their certification logo and related EC-Council benefits. However, the reinstated member will have only a reduced period to achieve another 120 ECE credits for their next recertification window. “Reduced period” refers to a time frame of 3 years less the suspension period.
If member fails to meet certification requirements during the suspension period, he/she will have the certification revoked and will no longer be allowed to continue usage of the certification logo and related benefits. Members whose certification is revoked will be required to retake and pass the respective new exam to regain their certification.
Members whose certification has been suspended or revoked due to non-compliance of certification requirements may send in an appeal in writing to EC-Council. This appeal letter must be received by EC-Council within ninety (90) days of the suspension/ revocation notice, providing details of the appeal and reason(s) for non-compliance.
4. Audit Requirements
Certified members are required to maintain sufficient evidence to show your involvement in activities that earns you ECE credits. There is no requirement to submit evidence until it is requested for specifically by EC-Council.
5. Important Notice
Please note that the above is subject to change from time to time without prior notice. EC-Council reserves the right to make changes as required in order to maintain the reputation and recognition of its certifications and credentials. However, best effort will be used in informing members of changes via the website and the members’ portal.
Below is a list of FAQs :
1.Are there any annual fees payable?
Effective January 1st 2016,Any member certified or recertified requires to pay an annual membership of USD80 if he/she holds a minimum of one certificate under the ECE policy and USD20 if he/she holds certificates that are not under the ECE policy.
More details about the membership fee, cycle and due date can be found at http://cert.eccouncil.org/membership.html
2. How do I register my ECE credit?
Please log on to the Aspen Portal (https://aspen.eccouncil.org) to register your ECE credits
3. Which event is qualified for the ECE scheme?
Only IT security related events are qualified for ECE scheme such as IT seminars, reading IT security books, publishing a paper on IT Security related topics and anything that updates your knowledge on IT Security not only from EC-Council.
4. What are the events that qualify the ECE scheme?
Volunteering in public sector - 1 credit per hour
Association/Organization Chapter Meeting (per Meeting) - 1 credit per hour
Author Article/Book Chapter/White Paper - 20 credits
Author Tool - 40 credits
Authoring Book - 100 credits
Contribution to the exam development 40 credits- 100 credits
Certification/ Examination - 40 credits
EC-Council Examination (ECE) - 120 credits
EC-Council Survey 20 credits
Education Course - 1 credit per hour
Education Seminar/Conference/Event - 1 credit per hour
Higher Education - 15 credits per semester hour
Identify New Vulnerability - 10 credits
Presentation - 3 credits per hour
Reading an Information Security Book/Article Review/Book Review/Case Study - 5 credits
Teach New - 21 credits per day
Teach Upgrade - 11 credits per day
Review board- 80 credits
5. What certifications from EC-Council are included in the ECE system?
EC-Council Examinations (ENSA, CND, CEH, CHFI, ECSA/LPT, ECVP, ECSP, EDRP, CCISO, CEI, ECIH, ECDR-VT, CAST, ECES, CIMP and CDM): 120 credits.
6. Can a member holding any of the above mentioned certification be exempted from the ECE scheme?
7. Who can I speak to if I need more help?
A.If the particular event or activity is not listed on the Delta portal, you can contact the Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistanc
8. Can I use the certification name and logo after I pass my exams?
A. Yes, you can use the respective logos and labels of the certifications that you hold.
9. Where do I go to download the logos and guidelines?
A. You can download logos and usage guidelines from https://cert.eccouncil.org/images/doc/ec-council-logo-usage-v3.0.pdf
所有合法可信的認證都有重新認證計劃。實際上，質量認證機構ANSI / ISO / IEC 17024要求可靠的認證提供商擁有自己的再認證計劃。要求6.5.1規定：“認證機構應根據能力標準和其他相關文件規定重新認證要求，以確保認證人員繼續遵守現行認證要求。”
一旦候選人獲得歐盟委員會認證，歐盟委員會與候選人之間的關係將始終受到候選人在收到您的認證之前必須同意的歐盟委員會候選人認證協議的管轄。此協議也在https://www.eccouncil.org/members/Certification agreement.pdf 上提供。
在3年期限屆滿之日後的規定的12個月期限內滿足120 ECE信用要求的暫停會員將恢復成為信譽良好的會員，並可享受其認證標誌和相關EC-議會的好處。然而，恢復成員的下一個重新認證窗口只有一個縮短的時間來獲得另外120個ECE學分。 “縮短期限”是指比暫停期限減少3年的時限。
公共部門志願服務 - 每小時1個學分
協會/組織章節會議（每次會議） - 每小時1分
作者文章/書章/白皮書 - 20學分
作者工具 - 40學分
創作書 - 100學分
對考試發展的貢獻40學分 - 100學分
認證/考試 - 40學分
EC-Council考試（ECE） - 120學分
教育課程 - 每小時1學分
教育研討會/會議/活動 - 每小時1個學分
高等教育 - 每學期15學分
識別新的漏洞 - 10個學分
演示 - 每小時3個學分
閱讀信息安全書/文章評論/書評/案例研究 - 5學分
教新 - 每天21個學分
升級教學 - 每天11學分
審查董事會 - 80學分
A. EC-Council考試（ENSA，CND，CEH，CHFI，ECSA / LPT，ECVP，ECSP，EDRP，CCISO，CEI，ECIH，ECDR-VT，CAST，ECES，CIMP和CDM）：120學分。
答：如果特定活動或活動未在達美門戶網站上列出，您可以聯繫管理員 email@example.com 獲取幫助
答：您可以從 https://cert.eccouncil.org/images/doc/ec-council-logo-usage-v3.0.pdf 下載徽標和使用指南