If you'd like to take the CISP exam, start by ensuring you're eligible. Professionals typically need 4 years of dedicated IRA operational or technical experience to qualify for the CISP exam. However, IRA Academy's American Bankers Association (ABA) approval lowers the professional experience requirement to only 2 years. Check out the eligibility requirements page on the ABA's website
for more details.
ABA Exam Windows & Application Deadlines
Spring: To take the exam within the May 15–June 15 exam window, you must submit your application to the American Bankers Association by March 16, 2021, and pay a fee of $550.
To take the exam within the September 1–30 exam window
, you must submit your application to the American Bankers Association by July 2, 2021, and pay a fee of $550.
For all exam dates and details, see the ABA's page here
. Please note that the IRA Academy registration does not include the ABA fee to take the exam.
Exam Site Selection
You will receive an Approval/Denial email from the ABA within two weeks after they receive your application, along with instructions for the exam site selection if you’re approved. In addition to remote testing available this year, review the list of Scantron test site cities
the ABA offers.
Preparing for the CISP Exam
A comprehensive review will be conducted Thursday afternoon to prepare those taking the exam, but everyone is welcome to attend. And new this year, all students will have unlimited access to IRA Academy Replay for 30 days to provide the optimal studying experience.
Already registered for IRA Academy and ready to sign up for the CISP exam? Click here to start your application.