ISA’s ISA/IEC 62443 Certificate Program

ISA/IEC 62443 is a standard about industrial cybersecurity.

ISA/IEC 62443 Cybersecurity Certificate Program is a family of certifications aimed for professionals and related to the ISA/IEC 62443 standard. The certificates are issued by the International Society of Automation (ISA).

Take into account that they are certificates and not certifications.

Types of ISA’s ISA/IEC 62443 Program Certificates

There are different certificates within the ISA/IEC 62443, that differ in the theme.

Certificates within the program:

  • Entry level
    • Fundamentals Specialist (ISA/CFS)
  • Intermediate level
    • Risk Assessment Specialist (ISA/CRAS)
    • Design Specialist (ISA/CDS)
    • Maintenance Specialist (ISA/CMS)
  • Expert level
    • Expert

Fundamentals certificate is necessary to complete any of the intermediate-level certificate.

All basic-level and intermediate-level certificates are necessary to complete the expert certificate.

ISA’s ISA/IEC 62443 Certificate Program Requirements

There are no pre-requesites for ISA/IEC 62443, like having specific college degree or professional experience.

Nevertheless, there are some recommendations, including having professional experience in cybersecurity in industrial settings and process control engineering.

For all the specialist certificate (entry and intermediate level) you need to pass the corresponding exam, and in the case of the intermediate-level certificate, also having achieved the Fundamentals Specialist certificate.

The expert certificate (expert level) is automatically achieved when getting all the intermediate-level certificates.

ISA’s ISA/IEC 62443 Certificate Courses

There are different types of courses:

  • Classsroom (IC00)
  • Visual classroom (IC00V)
  • Instructor guided-online (IC00E)
  • Self-paced modular (IC00M)

Each certificate has its own course.

ISA’s ISA/IEC 62443 Certificate Program Exams

You can find more information about testing on this external link.

You can find more information about taking the exam on this external link.

Exam fees are included in the course.

All certificate program exams are administered electronically through Meazure Learning Testing Center. You can find more information on this external link.

You can find mock tests for Fundamentals exam on this external link.

There are no known books (either official or unofficial) with exam tests.

Validity of ISA/IEC 62443 Certificates

Any of the ISA/IEC 62443 Certificate is considered current for 3 years.

After this time, you can consider renewal. You can read more about this on this external link.

Sharing ISA/IEC 62443 Certificates

You can find a directory of people holding the ISA/IEC 62443 certificates on this external link.

Cost of ISA/IEC 62443 Certificates

Each certificate costs at least 2,000 USD in the concept of course (that includes the exam fee). If you are an ISA member, the course cost is reduced to 1,600 USD.

The ISA membership costs 140 USD per year. You can find more information about ISA membership on this external link.

The course cost depends on the type. The modular is the cheapest, but there are other options more costly.

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