Accreditation Appeal Process

The IISP award of Associate or Full Membership is an accolade that will vouch for the information and cyber security professionalism, knowledge and skills of an individual. As such, this is not awarded lightly, and the assessment and interview processes have been designed to be rigorous. Similarly, the IISP acts as a Certification Body for the NCSC/CESG Certified Professionals (CCP) Scheme, which sets standards for a number of IA and cyber security roles across HMG.

The purpose of the Accreditation Committee (AC) is to ensure that a consistent standard is applied to all IISP Associate, Full Member and CCP applications, assessments and interviews. The AC is responsible for ensuring that the standards expected by the IISP are maintained.

From time to time there may be cases where an applicant disagrees with the decision taken by the Accreditation Committee and wishes to appeal.

Appeals must be submitted within 60 days of receiving notification of an accreditation/certification decision and it should be noted that this will be subject to payment of an Appeal Registration fee of £50, which is returnable should the appeal be successful. 

If you wish to make an appeal, please download the form below and send a signed copy via registered post, or alternatively scan and email it to membership@iisp.org. 

Once your Appeal Handling Form has been received within the IISP, it will be acknowledged, the fee will be added to your account and you will be advised.  Once the payment has been received, the form will be passed to the Chairman of the Appeals Handling Committee for initial assessment. 

Appeal Form

Certification Appeal Handling Form
(Microsoft Word Document)