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If you want 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

Fall 2024: To take the exam within the September 15–October 15 exam window, your application is due to the American Bankers Association by July 17, 2024.

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 by request, review the list of Scantron test site cities the ABA offers.

Preparing for the CISP Exam

In addition to daily study groups, a comprehensive review will be conducted Thursday afternoon to prepare those taking the exam, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Already registered for IRA Academy and ready to sign up for the CISP exam? Click here to apply.

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