IACRB, Information Assurance Certification Review Board
An industry standard organization that follows ISO/IEC 17024 standards.
Formed by security professionals, run by volunteers and paid staff.
A not-for-profit legal entity with a sole mission to certify individuals.
Primary mission is to offer certifications with a hands-on, practical component.
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Welcome to Information Assurance Certification Review Board (IACRB)


The Information Assurance Certification Review Board (IACRB) is a global entity with the express purpose to certify information security professionals. The mission statement brief in Article 1(a) of our charter reads:

"The Board will sponsor a world-class certification set, that meets or exceeds the needs of organizations and individuals wishing to hold candidates to the highest possible level of professional certification in the area of information security. As much as it is feasible, the Board will remain independent from any commercial organization.

The primary basis for our certification set will be a hands-on practical exams, which will demonstrate without a doubt that the certification candidate has the request practical knowledge, skills and awareness to perform the relevant job duties at a competent level of efficiency in the global information security workplace."


The IACRB currently offers certifications for 7 job-specific responsibilities that reflect the current job-duties of information security professionals:

  • Penetration Tester/Ethical Hacker - CPT
  • Expert Penetration Tester/Exploit Developer - CEPT
  • Application Security Specialist - CASS
  • Reverse Engineer - CREA
  • SCADA Security Analyst - CSSA
  • Data Recovery Professional - CDRP
  • Certified Computer Forensics Examiner - CCFE
  • Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst - CREA
  • Certified Expert Reverse Engineering Analyst - CEREA


All certifications offered by the IACRB are composed of a traditional multiple choice exam, as well as a hands-on practical exam. The goal of this two step process is to determine if a certification candidate possesses the required knowledge of theories and concepts. Additionally, the second step is designed to rigorously test the ability of the candidate to perform job relevant, hands-on technical skills related to information assurance.

Why Certify?

Skilled information assurance professionals are the most important piece in the information security puzzle. Candidates that achieve a certification that requires proficiency beyond book knowledge is a valuable method of differentiating skill levels of information assurance professionals.

Benefits of IACRB certification to the Professional:

  • Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of information assurance.
  • Confirms commitment to information assurance profession.
  • Serves as a differentiator in the highly competitive information security job market.
  • Provides access to a network of certified individuals.

Benefits of IACRB certification to the Employers:

  • Establishes a base-line skill level requirement for highly technical positions.
  • Ensures that individuals have required hands-on skills to perform on the job.
  • Access to a network of subject matter experts.

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