i-Business

GRANDFATHERING

1. What do you mean by grandfathering?
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Grandfathering means that if you are able to prove that you have met the minimum experience hours stated in each of the certification domains, you are exempted from attempting the certification.

2. How much is the grandfathering fee?
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USD 350.

3. What alternative document can I submit if I am self- employed and do not have a verifier?
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A verifier can be your previous/current supervisor, colleague or client that you have worked/working with. However, one of the two verifiers MUST be your previous/current direct supervisor. He/she must use their official email address to communicate to IIB.

4. Does freelancing count as experience?
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Yes, if the freelance project/s can be verified by a client or colleague.

5. How long is the approval from IIB valid for ? What is the time limit to pay for the application fees from date of application?
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You have 14 days to remit the application fees from date of application submission. The Institute of iBusiness (IIB) will require between 7- 14 days to review your application, from the date of receipt of your fees and both verifiers’ confirmation.

6. What is the validity of my certification?
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Your certification is valid for 3 years from the date of application. However, if you are able to submit proof that you are keeping abreast of changes that are taking place in the industry through continuous education programs (attending seminar, webinars, trainings, certification, writing papers etc., by earning a minimum 120 continuing education credits; IIB may extend your certification for another 3 years. For the full details of EC-Council Continuing Education, please click HERE.

7. Is there an annual fee to maintain my certification? What is the grace period to pay the fee up?
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Yes. There is an annual USD 50 to maintain your certification every year. The fees has to be paid within 12 months from your certification date. Failing which, you will not be able to enjoy member benefits which include applying to renew your certification for another 3 years. There is a grace period of 30 days to remit the fees, before your benefits are suspended. You are not required to remit the maintenance fee if your certification is revoked, expired or retired.

8. What do I get if my application is approved?
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If you application is approved, you will receive a digital certificate. Within 4 - 6 weeks from your approval date, we will also mail you a CDM welcome kit to the mailing address that you have provided in your application.