Prerequisites for the CCISM Examination

Only those individuals who have completed the following courses, which are offered by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF), are qualified to take the CCISM Examination.

Additionally, ICISF now offers an online CISM Practical Review and Update Course, which is not required to sit for the CCISM Exam, but is a helpful review. Check the ICISF Event Calendar for their upcoming schedule of courses.

It is suggested that these courses have been taken within the last 5 years to ensure greatest relevance, however, that time frame is not mandatory.

Remember the exam is open book but resource materials should be reviewed and coordinated for easy access prior to actually accessing the exam.

CISM Training

For detailed information about CISM courses available from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) including course schedules and registration information, please visit the ICISF website.

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If you have questions about ICISF’s training offerings, please contact Terri Pazornick at