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Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) - Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

The maximum transfer credit award possible from this specific internal recommendation varies based on the certification(s) completed; individual transfer credit award will vary based on the requirements of a student's selected degree program, any additional documents submitted for transfer credit evaluation (TCE), and the University's TCE policies.

Any credit awarded from this internal recommendation is considered nontraditional transfer credit.


Undergraduate students must be pursuing one of the following programs at the University:

  • Any undergraduate level degree program

Students are most likely to maximize their transfer credit award if they are pursuing one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Information Systems Security with a General concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology with a General concentration
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Management


  • A student has met the terms of the agreement and is eligible for possible TCE review if they completed the Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) and/or Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) certification(s) through the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA) and they have not yet had an Initial TCE completed.
  • If an Initial TCE has already been prepared and the student completed the CISA and/or CISM certification(s) through ISACA after the official evaluation was completed, they can send in the updated paperwork. A TCE Update Request Form must also be submitted to initiate the review process.
  • If a student changes their degree program, they are eligible for a review of their ISACA certification(s) for possible transfer credit.
  • If a student has already had an Initial TCE completed, their documentation has already been reviewed, and no additional paperwork is to be submitted, they are NOT eligible for this internal policy.

Students must send in a copy of their CISA and/or CISM certification from ISACA along with a TCE Application. Documentation of successful completion may make a student eligible for the following transfer credit recommendations depending on their specific undergraduate degree program requirements:

ISACA CertificationAPUS Transfer Credit

Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)

INFO331 - Management Information Systems

3 SH
ISSC471 - IT Security Auditing3 SH
ITMG471 - Information Systems: Policy and Planning3 SH

Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

ISSC362 - IT Security: Attack and Defense

3 SH
ISSC363 - IT Security: Risk Management3 SH
ISSC422 - Information Security3 SH
ISSC481 - IT Security: Planning and Policy3 SH

Please note:

This internal recommendation policy is valid for the programs listed which may be reviewed each catalog year and credit recommendations may change if the programs or internal recommendation policies are altered and/or re-evaluated.