Training and Certification

Where Can I Take the ISACA CISM or CISA Exams?

August 7, 2014

Bita Beigishah


The ISACA CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) and CISM (Certified Information Security Manager) certifications are internationally renowned and highly sought after credentials and, as such, earning them is not an easy feat. Not only is the material covered in both exams taxing but you can’t simply study and test once you feel ready. ISACA only administers these exams three times a year in June, September and December. Seats fill up fast.

Your location can play a major role in choosing test dates since locations vary between test days, especially for the September exam. Keep reading to see where you can go to take the June, September or December certification exams in the US and abroad.

ISACA Testing Locations in the United States (US)

Depending on whether you test in September or during the June/December slots, your choice of testing sites will vary from approximately 15 to 77 US locations, respectively.

Where are the September CISA and CISM Exams Administered? 

US State              City               
California Los Angeles
California San Jose
Colorado Denver
District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
Florida Tampa
Georgia Atlanta
Illinois Chicago
Maryland Baltimore
Massachusetts Boston
New York New York City
Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Texas Dallas
Texas Houston
Virginia Richmond
Washington Seattle

 Where are the June and December CISA/CISM Exams Offered?

The June and December exams for both CISA and CISM are administered in major cities in at least 40 states and the District of Columbia. The only differences between the two exam dates is that the Jackson, Mississippi test site is only available during the June exam and the Bloomington, IL site is only available during December. Other than these two exceptions, the cities listed below all host the ISACA CISA and CISM exams in June and December.

US State             


Alabama Birmingham
Alabama Huntsville
Alaska Anchorage
Arizona Phoenix
Arkansas Little Rock
Arkansas Bentonville
California Los Angeles
California Sacramento
California San Diego
California San Francisco
California San Jose
California Santa Ana
Colorado Denver
Connecticut Hartford
District of Columbia Washington, D.C.
Florida Jacksonville
Florida Miami
Florida Orlando
Florida Tampa
Florida Tallahassee
Georgia Atlanta
Hawaii Honolulu
Idaho Boise
Illinois Bloomington
Illinois Chicago
Illinois Springfield
Indiana Indianapolis
Iowa Des Moines
Iowa Davenport
Kansas Kansas City
Kentucky Louisville
Louisiana Baton Rouge
Louisiana New Orleans
Maryland Baltimore
Massachusetts Boston
Michigan Detroit
Michigan Grand Rapids
Minnesota Minneapolis
Mississippi Jackson
Missouri St. Louis
Nebraska Omaha
Nevada Las Vegas
New Jersey Newark
New Jersey Woodbridge
New Mexico Albuquerque
New York Albany
New York Buffalo
New York New York City
New York Syracuse
North Carolina Charlotte
North Carolina Raleigh
North Carolina Winston-Salem
Ohio Cincinnati
Ohio Cleveland
Ohio Columbus
Ohio Bowling Green
Oklahoma Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Tulsa
Oregon Portland
Pennsylvania Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Pennsylvania Allentown
Rhode Island Providence
South Carolina Columbia
Tennessee Memphis
Tennessee Nashville
Tennessee Knoxville
Texas Austin
Texas Dallas
Texas Houston
Texas San Antonio
Utah Salt Lake City
Virginia Richmond
Virginia Roanoke
Washington Seattle
Washington Olympia
Wisconsin Milwaukee

CISA and CISM Exam Locations Outside of the US

As stated stated previously, the CISA and CISM certifications are both internationally recognized and likewise testing is administered all over the globe. However, similar to the US, testing is limited to a select number of sites during the September exam date. Only 31 countries (vs. 101 during June and December) outside of the US will hold testing sites for both exams. The September CISA and CISM exams will not be administered in German, Italian or Hebrew, which is available during the other two dates.

For the complete list of international cities administering the CISM and CISA exams in June, September and December visit the ISACA website.

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