- 1 How does it work?
Penetration testers today have been certified by different agencies. But are they trusted? Do they follow a code of ethics? The answer is no. The Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) program offered by EC-Council gives certified penetration testers the opportunity to practise their skills so that they are able to function as a licensed penetration tester. EC-Council’s licensed penetration testers use hands-on penetration testing methodologies and are trained by experts and specialists who are licensed penetration testers from EC-Council.
For members holding multiple certifications, credits earned will be applied to all the certifications.
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training classes in a related domain (for instructors), reading materials on related subject matters, taking an exam of a newer version of the certification, attending webinars, and many others.
ECE credits are earned on a per annum basis, between January 1 – December 31 of each calendar year. Certified professionals must register their ECE credits earned by 1 February of the following year to maintain their certification status.
- 2 Are there any annual fees payable?
The Annual fee is applicable when a member is close to completing year effective 2014 for members certified in 2014.
For members certified prior to 2014 the Annual fee is only applicable in 2015.
You will get an Automated reminder 3 months prior to your payment due date.
- 3 What are the events that qualify the ECE scheme?
- Association/Organization Chapter Meeting (per Meeting) - 1 credit per hour
- Author Article/Book Chapter/White Paper - 10 credits
- Author Tool - 40 credits
- Authoring Book - 40 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 - 5 credits
- Presentation - 3 credits per hour
- Reading an Information Security Book/Article Review/Book Review/Case Study - 5 credits
- Subscription to Digital/Traditional IS Magazines - 4 credits
- Teach New - 21 credits per day
- Teach Upgrade - 11 credits per day
- 4 Can I publish articles on magazines, trade publications etc or should I submit it to EC-Council to publish it?
Yes you can publish it in any reputable third party site provided your name and description identifies your EC-Council certification/s. Please note that these articles will not gain you the credits given to articles published onto EC-Council's member site's. EC-Council will advise on the credits given for articles published in a non-EC Council journal soon. If you need further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- 5 Can I be exempted from the ECE system?
No one is exempt from the system.
- 6 What certifications from EC-Council are included in the ECE system?
ENSA,CEH,CHFI,ECSA/LPT,ECVP,ECSP,CNDA,EDRP,CCISO,CEI,ECIH,ECDR-VT,CAST,ECES,CIMP and CDM
- 7 Who can I speak to if I need more help?
You can contact our Administrator at email@example.com for assistance.
- 8 Can I use the certification name and logo after I pass my exams?
Yes, members can use the respective logos and labels of the certifications they hold.
- 9 Where do I go to download the logos and guidelines?
Members can go to the ASPEN portal(https://aspen.eccouncil.org) to download the logos and usage guidelines.
- 10 Revocation & Appeal
EC-Council members who fail to meet certification requirements will have their certification revoked and will not be allowed to continue usage of the certification. Individuals whose certification has been revoked will need to take and pass the certification exam again to achieve certification.
Members whose certification has been 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 revocation notice, providing details of the appeal and reason(s) for non-compliance.
- 11 Audit Requirements
Members are required to maintain sufficient evidence to show their involvement in activities that earn them ECE credits. There is no requirement to submit evidence until it is requested for specifically.
- 12 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 ASPEN portal.