Become a CSDS

Become a CSDS

Are you interested in demonstrating your professionalism in the secure data destruction industry and closing more sales? Earn your credentials and become a Certified Secure Destruction Specialist® (CSDS®). The CSDS Program promotes and acknowledges an individual’s competency in a range of subject areas related to the secure destruction of information and other items.

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Study for the CSDS Exam

The Information Disposition Textbook

The Information Disposition textbook is the primary study guide for the CSDS Exam. It is the first comprehensive digest covering the wide range of issues related to protecting information at its most vulnerable point – the end of its life cycle. Information Disposition: A Practical Guide to the Secure, Compliant Disposal of Records, Media and IT Assets contains everything one needs to know, including policies and templates, to create a state-of-the-art, compliant and secure information destruction program.

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Series of 10 Webinars

Watch the recorded webinar series in which the exam material is fully covered as it relates to the textbook. Cost: $99 (Credited Toward Exam Fee)

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CSDS Examination

The CSDS exam is offered annually ahead of the association conference, or any time of year by either traveling to i-SIGMA headquarters in Phoenix, AZ or by coordinating with i-SIGMA to have it proctored by a nearby CSDS colleague.

CSDS Exam Fees

• Member Rate w/ webinar credit: $189.00
• Member Rate w/o webinar credit: $288.00
• Non-Member Rate w/ webinar credit: $289.00
• Non-Member Rate w/o webinar credit: $388.00

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Proctored Exams

Specific criteria must be met to ensure the integrity of proctored exams. The proctor must be approved by i-SIGMA, and there can be no apparent conflicts of interest. The proctor is also required to agree to specific terms and conditions to further ensure the process is honest and transparent. Proctors are awarded CEU for volunteering.

If you would like to take the CSDS exam via local proctoring, please contact the i-SIGMA Professional Credentials Department to set-up your proctored exam.

Questions regarding the CSDS Credential Program, please contact the i-SIGMA Professional Credentials Department.