IISP Individual Membership Accreditation

About the scheme

The IISP’s competency-based assessment is the only one in the profession, setting it apart from knowledge-based qualifications. We have various assessed levels which is dependant on the experience you have ranging from basic knowledge up to expert knowledge. Upon joining the Institute, you can upgrade your membership to higher levels demonstrating their practical experience and breadth of knowledge.

Please select the levels below to find out more information.


Associate membership is for those individuals who are capable practitioners in information security. It endorses the knowledge, experience and professionalism of an individual in this field. Successful candidates for Associate Membership may use the post-nominal A.Inst.ISP


Individuals who can demonstrate breadth of knowledge, and some practical experience should apply at this level. Candidates are likely to be successful at this level if they have 2+ years in an information security role.

How to Apply

You should initially join as an Affiliate, at which point you can submit an application via an upgrade fee. Please note, you will be considered by default as an affiliate member until you are accredited. Please contact accredadmin@iisp.org to receive a copy of the application form and details on how to apply.


Annual Renewal Fee: £100*
Assessment Fee (Upgrade Fee): £50

*(discounts are available for employees of our corporate members) 

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Scheme Documentation

If you would like to find out more about the scheme, please download the following documentation:

Download: IISP Guidance Notes for Associate and Full Membership V2.3