Certification Equivalency Recognition Programmes

ECSA (v10) with CPSAECC-logo

CREST will grant direct equivalency with the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) qualification to candidates holding the ECSA v10 qualification provided that it has been issued within the three years prior to application.

Eligible candidates must submit an application for equivalency (including EC-Council ID for proof of certification) and will be required to sign the CREST Code of Conduct for Qualified Individuals. To apply, please email [email protected]. As part of this Code of Conduct, candidates will be required to attest that they are familiar and will comply with the local legal and regulatory requirements for delivering assessments in region. On signing this document, CPSA equivalency will be granted from the date that the ECSA v10 was issued.

To retain the equivalency, candidates must re-take and pass either the ECSA v10 or CREST CPSA qualification on a three-year cycle.

The time from initial application to CREST CPSA equivalency being granted is expected to be five (5) weeks.

Processing Fees
Candidates will be required to pay a £100 (or $150USD) administration fee which will cover the processing of their application. If this the administration fee is not paid within 30 days, the application will be declined and a new application will need to be submitted.

ECSA (Practical) with CRT

Candidates that wish to have equivalent status granted will be required to submit evidence of their ECSA (Practical) exam pass (including EC-Council ID) to CREST for validation. To apply, please email [email protected].

CRT equivalency will be granted where the candidate has taken and passed the ECSA (Practical) certification within three (3) years of the date that they apply to CREST for recognition and provided that they also hold a valid pass in the CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA) qualification.  A CPSA qualification attained via ECSA written equivalency may be used as the CPSA pre-requisite for candidates wishing to sit the CREST Registered Penetration Tester examination.

Eligible candidates that submit an application for equivalency will be required to sign the CREST Code of Conduct for Qualified Individuals. As part of this Code of Conduct, candidates will be required to attest that they are familiar and will comply with the local legal and regulatory requirements for delivering assessments in region. On signing this document, CRT equivalency will be granted from the date that the CPSA qualification was issued.

To retain the equivalency, candidates will be required re-take and pass the ECSA Practical and the CREST CPSA qualification on a three-year cycle.

The time from initial application to CREST CRT equivalency being granted is expected to be five (5) weeks.

Processing Fees
Candidates will be required to pay a £100 (or $150USD) administration fee which will cover the processing of their application. If this the administration fee is not paid within 30 days, the application will be declined and a new application will need to be submitted.