Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have a complete list of modules and what formats they're available in?
Yes, we do! Note that all formats count towards the CPLP designation and all 5 PLUS Certificates.
Click here for a list of modules and their available formats
Click here for more information on purchasing
Click here for digital download-specific FAQs
How much do modules cost?
How often are modules updated?
The most recent round of updates were completed in 2017. This includes modules and their corresponding exams. Click here for a list of all current edition dates. We always recommend having the most current edition so that you're best prepared for the exam.
Pricing depends on which format you choose. Click here for detailed pricing information.
I already have my RPLU or RPLU+ designation. Do I have to retake any of the modules?
Since Modules 1 & 2, 3, and 6 are required as part of the RPLU and RPLU+ designations, you do not need to retake these in order to pursue the CPLP designation. Additionally, if you've already taken Module 23 as part of your RPLU or RPLU+ designation, you do not need to retake this either.
Do I have to be a PLUS member to pursue the CPLP designation?
You're not required to be a member while pursuing the CPLP designation. However, you must be a current member at the time of your 2-year renewal period once you've earned the designation. Click here for more information on joining PLUS.
Are there any prerequisites for the CPLP designation?
No, there are no prerequisites for the designation and you are not required to study modules in any particular order.
How much time should I expect to dedicate to earning the CPLP designation?
Below are estimated times required for each part of the designation:
- Module 1 & 2 | 7.5 hours
- Module 3 | 9 hours
- Module 6 | 6.5 hours
- Module 23 | 8 hours
- Attending the PLUS Cyber University live virtual program | 3 days
- Completing the Held for Ransom eLearning course | 30 - 60 minutes
Do I have to complete the designation in a certain amount of time?
No, there is no time limit on completing the designation so you can feel free to go at your own pace. On average, you can expect to spend 10 to 12 hours studying per module. To ensure you have the most current content, we strongly recommend that you order a module(s) when you're able to commit to studying and taking the corresponding exam.
I have other professional designations or experience in the Cyber Liability industry. Are there any waivers available for PLUS modules?
Yes, certain Core modules can be waived based on other designations and educational background. Additionally, attendance for Cyber University can be waived with industry experience. Click here to view available waivers.
To receive a waiver, the following steps must be completed:
- Select the appropriate waiver and submit with payment. Waivers are available for purchase online here (click to Page 2) or by downloading and completing the PLUS Designation Waiver Application here.
- Upload the required documentation, transcripts, or certificates under the Document Uploads section of the Member Dashboard
Each waiver application is $75. This fee is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval of the waiver application.
How do I take an exam?
If you purchase an online eLearning module, the corresponding exam is automatically included in your module. If you purchase a Digital Download or Hard Copy module, or you need CE credit for your exam, you'll need to take your exam at a proctored location. Exams are offered at Prometric Testing Sites and Corporate Testing Sites.
Exam Registration Information | Click here
Prometric Testing Site Information | Click here
Corporate Testing Site Information | Click here
Online Exam Information | Click here
Have more questions?
Contact Stephanie Johnson at 800.845.0778 extension 583.