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

The following are lists of events which have been pre-approved to earn a defined number of 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.

Pre-Approved Conferences & Events

Pre-Approved Courses & Programs of Study

Pre-Approved Webinars & Modules

Do I need to get my activities pre-approved?

Pre-approval is NOT required for individuals to earn CEUs for their activities. As long as activities conform to the guidelines outlined in the Credential Maintenance Guidebook (essentially, having content related to any part of the ISSP Job Task Analysis), credential holders should safely assume they count for CEUs upon applying for credential renewal.

Here are examples of events or organizations whose activities are eligible for earning CEUs. Rather than serving as an exhaustive list, these examples are meant to give credential holders an idea of the kinds of activities would earn CEUs. Please refer to the Credential Maintenance Guidebook to calculate how many CEUs attendance or membership would earn in each case.

Example Conferences & Events

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

Example Organizations (CEUs earned through membership)


If you are an ISSP-SA or ISSP-CSP and you're unsure that an activity conforms to those guidelines, please fill out a CEU Pre-Approval Request Form and email it to This form of pre-approval only applies to the individual who requests it.

If you represent an organization that administers activities which conform to guidelines outlined in the Credential Maintenance Guidebook, having those activities pre-approved is a great way to attract the participation of ISSP credential holders. If you would like to apply for pre-approval for your conference, event, course, webinar, or other activity, click here.