National Credential
Credential: Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)  In-Demand resource  GI Bill resource  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: ISACA

The ISACA, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) certification is for individuals experienced in the management of IT risk and the design, implementation, monitoring and maintenance of IS controls. CRISC candidates must have a minimum of at least three years of cumulative work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least two of the four CRISC domains. Candidates must also pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted R3 Digital Network Exploitation Analyst (DNEA) ASI other          
Enlisted T5 Target Digital Network Analyst ASI some          
Warrant Officer 255A Information Services Technician WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 255N Network Management Technician WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 255S Information Protection Technician WOMOS other        
Warrant Officer 255Z Senior Network Operations Technician WOMOS other        

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Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

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This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

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Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

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This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 3 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

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Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Candidates must have a minimum of at least three years of cumulative work experience performing the tasks of a CRISC professional across at least two of the four CRISC domains required for certification. Of the two required domains, one must be in either Domain 1 or 2. There are no substitutions or experience waivers.

Note: Experience must have been gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within five years from the date of initially passing the examination.

The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential has the following other requirements:

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

  • IT Risk Identification (27%)
  • IT Risk Assessment (28%)
  • Risk Response and Mitigation (23%)
  • Risk and Control Monitoring and Reporting (22%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing for this credential is handled by PSI. The test centers are located in the U.S.

To find out more, use the following links on the PSI website:

For more information on the ISACA testing process, visit the agency website.

Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC) credential has the following recertification information:

  • The CRISC certification is renewed every three years. To recertify, certification holders must pay annual maintenance fees, obtain 20 contact hours of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) annually, comply with the ISACA Code of Professional Ethics, and obtain a minimum of 120 contact hours during the three year period.