ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP credential holders are required to earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) over the two-year period during which their credential is valid in order to remain eligible for renewal. Specific information about how to earn and report CEUs, as well as other policies, can be found in this Credential Maintenance Guidebook.

For more information about earning an ISSP credential, please review our Apply for Exam page, the Certification FAQ, or the Candidate Handbook. With further questions, please reach out to

List of Pre-Approved Events, Organizations, and Associations

The following is a list of pre-approved events, organizations, and associations whose offerings, activities, and membership can earn CEUs for ISSP credential holders. Please see page 4 of the Credential Maintenance Guidebook for more information on the difference between pre-approved and non pre-approved activities as they relate to earning CEUs.

This is an initial list which will continue to grow along with the program. If you'd like ISSP to consider your event, organization, or association for pre-approval, we encourage you to reach out to

Pre-approved Organizations

  • ACCO
  • EcoCanada
  • IEMA
  • ISSP

Pre-Approved Conferences

  • AASHE Annual Conference
  • Ceres
  • GLOBE Series
  • GreenBiz
  • ISSP conferences
  • Responsible Business Summit
  • The SRI Conference
  • Sustainable Brands (including New Metrics)