ISSP-SA Registration Now Open

ISSP is excited to announce the public launch of the ISSP Sustainability Professional Certification program! Candidates interested in joining our first cohort of ISSP Certified Professionals are now able to register for the ISSP-SA exam, which will be available between November 18th, 2016 and February 18th, 2017.

The ISSP Certification program is designed to provide coherence to the field of sustainability as well as recognize the knowledge, skills, and abilities sustainability professionals bring to their work. For more information, click on the buttons below.


Candidate Handbook

The ISSP Certification Candidate Handbook contains important information about both the ISSP-SA and ISSP-CSP exams, including the application process and exam policies.


Study Materials

ISSP offers comprehensive Study Guides to help candidates prepare for the ISSP-SA exam, as well as the ever-popular ISSP-SA Flash Cards to reinforce knowledge of sustainability terminology.


Test Prep Courses

Several ISSP Education Partners offer courses that prepare candidates for the ISSP-SA exam. We recommend all sustainability education and training offerings from our Education Partners.



ISSP offers two levels of certification, a Sustainability Associate (ISSP-SA) level for those new to the field and a Certified Sustainability Professional (ISSP-CSP) level for those who have been working in the field for a while.


Exam Fees

The ISSP-SA costs $175 for members and $350 for nonmembers; the ISSP-CSP will be $275 for members and $450 for nonmembers.


About the Exam

The ISSP Certification exams are proctored, closed-book, multiple-choice tests that can be taken at a local testing center or online.



*Registration for the ISSP-CSP exam is scheduled to open in early 2017