End of year and it is always a rush to finish your Continuing Professional Education (CPE). Attending webinars, looking for events, looking for CPE certificates from previous event, and everything in-between to try and meet the deadline. Outside of planning and recording CPE throughout the year, your local ISACA chapter can help.
Volunteering (20 hours per year)
Volunteering is one of the best ways to earn CPE and there are multiple opportunities throughout the year. On a short-term basis, you can volunteer to help coordinate at an ISACA GWDC event. This can be helping register people, taking pictures, presenting speakers, and many other small tasks. It is not a long term commitment and the chapter is always looking for help.
On a more long-term basis, the ISACA chapter is a volunteer-led organization. We actually have 38 official volunteer positions split between nine committees.
– Interested in learning about marketing, social media management, or email marketing? Volunteer on the Marketing or Communications Committee! Learn how to use the latest marketing tools like Hootsuite, CVent, and email tools.
– Interested in event coordination, special seminars, training, or certification preparation courses? Volunteer on the Programs or Certifications Committee!
– Want to help with outreach to businesses, schools, or other associations? Volunteer on the Outreach Committee!
The GWDC Website has more information on open positions and other volunteer opportunities. Interested in helping on a different area or see a possible volunteer gap. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. An ISACA member can earn up to 20 CPE per year working on ISACA chapters.
ISACA Professional Education Activities and Meetings (No Limit)
Every ISACA GWDC conference and special seminar is a CPE earning event. At the end of the event, each registered participant receives a CPE certificate to input into the ISACA certification page. No limit on CPE credits.
Teaching/Lecturing/Presenting (No Limit)
Interested in becoming a speaker or teaching a course? Why not get started at your local ISACA GWDC chapter. We offer over eight conferences a year focused on different topics. Use it as a springboard for national conferences or get feedback on a current initiative. The ISACA GWDC chapter has over 3,500 members in the Greater Washington D.C. area and is a great organization to grow your network. No limit on CPE credits.
Publication of Articles, Monographs, and Books (No Limit)
Get published! Write an article or blog post on the ISACA GWDC website. Articles can be on a range of topics as long as they are ISACA-related including latest trends in IT security, governance, and risk management and also professional development. They can be any industry focused and it is a great way to start building a portfolio as well as getting your name out to the community. No limit on CPE credits.
Passing Related Professional Examinations (No Limit)
Interested in another ISACA certification? We offer exam prep classes for all ISACA certifications including CISA, CISM, CRISC, CGEIT, and also the CSX Foundations certificate. One advantage of attending an ISACA GWDC certification prep course is a discount on exam retakes.
Your ISACA GWDC chapter has a lot of great opportunities throughout the year to help you meet your annual CPE needs.
Kenneth joined ISACA in 2013 and presently serves as the GWDC Communications Director. Kenneth is a Principal Architect for Unisys Federal. He holds the CISM, CISA, PMP, CIPP/G, and AWS CCP.