Partnering with
Centers of Academic Excellence
to prepare students across the USA
for their future Cybersecurity Careers

Disclaimer: This webpage provided by EC-Council ("we", "us", "our") at www.eccouncil.org/academia/caebenefits represents EC-Council Academia Partner benefits to U.S. academic institutions with the CAE designation. EC-Council does not claim a formal partnership with the CAE program itself, and benefits on this page are a function of the EC-Council Academia partner program specifically and available to CAEs who are also partnered with EC-Council via the EC-Council Academia program. These benefits and partnership are not to be confused with the actual process of CAE accreditation by the National Security Agency.

EC-Council Academia Partner Benefits:

Automatic exam eligibility for qualifying students
Academic discounts towards eBooks, Labs, exam prep, and exam vouchers
Access to MOOC courses including the Essentials Series
Faculty certification scholarships and discounted exam vouchers
(1 per calendar year)
Complimentary evaluation resources for faculty members
Certification logo and trademark use under brand guidelines

Extended Benefits to CAEs:

(Terms and Conditions Apply)

Discounted vouchers for qualifying students up to 80% off list rates
One free retake with the purchase of an exam voucher (ECC Exam Onsite Only)
(Up to 90 days from the date of a failed attempt)
Free exam prep with the purchase of an eBook and lab bundle (E.g., NDE,  EHE, DFE, CND, CEH, CHFI)
Unlimited faculty scholarships
(Full-time faculty–onsite testing)

Discounts up to 50% off for employee and IT Administrator certification bundles

Official webpage listing as an EC-Council Academia Partner

Benefits to National Centers of Academic Excellence

EC-Council Academia is partnered with over 150 National Centers of Academic Excellence in the United States. As a function of the EC-Council Academia Partner program, starting June 1st, 2023, several key benefits and advantages are now available to CAEs as they continue to align to the most rigorous academic standards in Cybersecurity.

Qualifying for Extended Benefits

Extended benefits for approved National Centers of Academic Excellence (e.g., CAE-CD, CAE-R, and CAE-CO) institutions within the EC-Council’s Academia Partner program starts with EC-Council Academia partnership. Once partnership is established, CAEs may formally write to [email protected] confirming their CAE designation to unlock extended benefits. Once an acknowledgement is made by EC-Council, these benefits can start immediately!

How Partnership Works

STEP 1

Apply for partnership

STEP 2

Post approval, unlock faculty scholarships and evaluation resources

STEP 3

Easily implement Cybersecurity certification courses, education technologies, and competitions

STEP 4

Grow your programs, certify students, and start impacting the workforce

STEP 1

Apply for partnership

STEP 2

Post approval, unlock faculty scholarships and evaluation resources

Write to us to confirm your CAE status and unlock your extended benefits!

STEP 3

Easily implement Cybersecurity certification courses, education technologies, and competitions

STEP 4

Grow your programs, certify students, and start impacting the workforce

Write to us to confirm your CAE status and unlock your extended benefits!

What is a Center of Academic Excellence?

Institutions that receive a Center of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity (CAE-C) designation have met the program demands and mapping requirements set forth by the National Security Agency (NSA). These institutions are awarded by the NSA for their commitment to produce cybersecurity professionals protecting our national infrastructure.
Institutions may pursue three designations:

EC-Council Academia Partners with CAE Designation

(Partnership supports over 150 CAEs)

CAEs Registered as Partners

CAEs Registered as Partners

( By State )

  • Talladega College
  • The University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Wallace State Community College
  • In process
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Augusta Technical College
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Gwinnett Technical Colleg
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Illinois State university
  • John A Logan College
  • Lewis University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Butler Community College
  • Fort Hays State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Wichita State University
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • University of Maine at Augusta
  • Baker College
  • Delta College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Henry Ford College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • University of Detroit, Mercy
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Maryville University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Webster University
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso
  • North Dakota State University
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Clemson University
  • Baylor University
  • Collin College
  • Hill College
  • Houston Community College
  • Laredo College
  • Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Antonio College
  • South Texas College
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State Technical College
  • The University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Houston
  • ECPI University
  • George Mason University
  • Laurel Ridge Community College
  • Marymount University
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • New River Community College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Regent University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Northwood Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • In process
  • Long Beach City College
  • Riverside City College
  • In process
  • Leeward Community College
  • University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue University Global
  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Vincennes University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Harford Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • The Community College of Baltimore County
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Capella University
  • Century College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • In process
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Mercy College
  • New York University
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Westchester Community College
  • Cedarville University
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Terra State Community College
  • Tiffin University
  • Northampton Community College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • In process
  • Brigham Young University
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Edmonds Community College
  • University of Washington
  • Western Governors University
  • Whatcom Community College
  • In process
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus
  • Glendale Community College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado State University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Denver
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Dade College
  • St. Petersburg College
  • The University of Tampa
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of West Florida
  • Boise State University
  • College of Western Idaho
  • North Idaho College
  • In process
  • In process
  • Assumption University
  • In process
  • Bellevue University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Kean University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Rowan College of South Jersey
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Montreat College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Pitt Community College
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Lemoyne-Owen College
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Volunteer State Community College
  • In process
  • American Public University System
  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Talladega College
  • The University of Alabama Huntsville
  • Wallace State Community College
  • In process
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott Campus
  • Glendale Community College
  • Grand Canyon University
  • University of Advancing Technology
  • In process
  • Riverside City College
  • Arapahoe Community College
  • Colorado State University
  • Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Pikes Peak Community College
  • University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • University of Colorado, Denver
  • University of Denver
  • Sacred Heart University
  • In process
  • Eastern Florida State College
  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Dade College
  • St. Petersburg College
  • The University of Tampa
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of South Florida
  • University of West Florida
  • Augusta Technical College
  • College of Coastal Georgia
  • Gwinnett Technical Colleg
  • Middle Georgia State University
  • University of North Georgia
  • Leeward Community College
  • University of Hawaii Maui College
  • Boise State University
  • College of Western Idaho
  • North Idaho College
  • Illinois State university
  • John A Logan College
  • Lewis University
  • Moraine Valley Community College
  • Rock Valley College
  • Roosevelt University
  • Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Indiana State University
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • Purdue University Global
  • Purdue University Northwest
  • Vincennes University
  • In process
  • Butler Community College
  • Fort Hays State University
  • University of Kansas
  • Wichita State University
  • Murray State University
  • Northern Kentucky University
  • Owensboro Community and Technical College
  • University of Louisville, Kentucky
  • University of the Cumberlands
  • In process
  • Southern Maine Community College
  • University of Maine at Augusta
  • Capitol Technology University
  • Harford Community College
  • Morgan State University
  • Prince George’s Community College
  • The Community College of Baltimore County
  • Towson University
  • University of Maryland Global Campus
  • Assumption University
  • Baker College
  • Delta College
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Grand Rapids Community College
  • Henry Ford College
  • Lansing Community College
  • Northern Michigan University
  • University of Detroit, Mercy
  • Washtenaw Community College
  • Capella University
  • Century College
  • Metropolitan State University
  • St. Cloud State University
  • In process
  • Maryville University
  • Southeast Missouri State University
  • University of Central Missouri
  • Webster University
  • In process
  • Bellevue University
  • Metropolitan Community College
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Brookdale Community College
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Hudson County Community College
  • Kean University
  • New Jersey City University
  • Rowan College of South Jersey
  • Central New Mexico Community College
  • Eastern New Mexico University – Ruidoso
  • Mercy College
  • New York University
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • Westchester Community College
  • Blue Ridge Community College
  • Central Piedmont Community College
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College
  • Forsyth Technical Community College
  • Guilford Technical Community College
  • Montreat College
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Pitt Community College
  • University of North Carolina at Pembroke
  • University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Wake Technical Community College
  • North Dakota State University
  • Cedarville University
  • Sinclair Community College
  • Terra State Community College
  • Tiffin University
  • Oklahoma City Community College
  • Oklahoma Christian University
  • Chemeketa Community College
  • Mt. Hood Community College
  • Northampton Community College
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Saint Francis University
  • Saint Vincent College
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Clemson University
  • In process
    • Lemoyne-Owen College
    • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    • University of Memphis
University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • Volunteer State Community College
 
    • Baylor University
    • Collin College
    • Hill College
    • Houston Community College
    • Laredo College
Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Sam Houston State University
  • San Antonio College
  • South Texas College
  • Tarrant County College District
  • Texas A&M University
  • Texas State Technical College
  • The University of Texas, San Antonio
  • University of Dallas
  • University of Houston
 
  • Brigham Young University
  • In process
  • ECPI University
  • George Mason University
  • Laurel Ridge Community College
  • Marymount University
  • Mountain Empire Community College
  • New River Community College
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Old Dominion University Southwest Virginia Community College
  • Regent University
  • Virginia State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Virginia Western Community College
  • Eastern Washington University
  • Edmonds Community College
  • University of Washington
  • Western Governors University
  • Whatcom Community College
  • American Public University System
  • Blue Ridge Community and Technical College
  • Chippewa Valley Technical College
  • Northwood Technical College
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Waukesha County Technical College
  • In process

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