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Community SANS: Attendee Info

Code of Conduct

Community SANS strives to create an atmosphere of learning, growth, and community.  We value the participation and input, at all events and in the industry, of people of all genders, sexual identities, cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, races, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and ages. Please support this atmosphere with respectful behavior and speech, including online interactions.  If you witness or experience anything contrary to these guidelines, tell us at, which will be monitored during event hours.

Registration Information

How to Register

  1. Everyone with Internet access must complete the online registration form. (SANS does not take registrations by phone.)
    **Even if you prefer not to submit your payment information online, you should still complete the online form. Offline payment options are available once the online form is completed and you have your invoice number.
  2. Print your own invoice at the end of the online registration process.
  3. Submit payment for your SANS registration invoice. Please note that SANS requires payment in advance for all training.

We recommend you register early to ensure you get your first choice of courses.

An immediate e-mail confirmation is sent to you when the registration is submitted properly. If you have not received e-mail confirmation within two business days of registering, please call the SANS Registration office at 301-654-SANS(7267). You may also contact us by e-mail at

Daily Break

Daily breaks at Community SANS are as follows:
(Subject to change - be sure to check the event announcements for the most up-to-date information.)

  • Continental Breakfast: 8:15am - 9:00am (provided)
  • Morning Break 10:30am - 10:50am - (coffee/tea refresh provided)
  • Lunch 12:15pm - 1:30pm - (on your own)
  • Afternoon Break 3:00pm - 3:20pm - (beverages and light snack provided)

Important Registration Deadlines

  • Early Bird Discount Deadlines - check individual courses for deadlines. Discount applies to five- and six-day courses only when you register & pay by specific Early Bird Discount dates.
  • Refund deadlines apply. Check each event for specific dates.

Voucher Program

For organizations with multiple employees taking SANS training courses, the SANS Voucher Program is an easy to use, flexible training management solution. Based on the number of anticipated students and investment, you may be eligible to receive, from SANS, bonus funds. Your investment and bonus funds can be used for classroom and online training, and can also be used to purchase GIAC certifications. Visit our Voucher Program page for more details and to contact SANS.

How to tell if there is room available in a course

If the course is still open, the secure, online registration server will accept your registration. Sold-out courses will be removed from the online registration.

What to do once registered

Once you receive your payment confirmation e-mail, all you have to do is check in at the SANS registration desk upon your arrival at the Training Event. E-mail alerts will be sent to you before the Training Event with registration times, registration locations, and laptop requirements (if applicable). To check in you will need to present a photo ID. At the registration desk you will receive your SANS badge, applicable course materials, and information you will need while you are at the Training Event.

GIAC certification

GIAC certification is also available without SANS training. For more information about the GIAC program and steps to certification, go to

If you must substitute / cancel

You may substitute another person in your place at any time prior to the start of the course by e-mailing Only the person identified in your e-mail may be substituted for the original person registered, and once substitution is made, the original registrant can only attend the course by paying full tuition fee.


  • Prior to Refund Deadline: Your pre-paid fee will be returned, less $300.00 processing fee, in the same manner in which it was paid.
  • After Refund Deadline: No refunds (transfer or substitution only)
  • All transfers within 5 business days are also subject to a $500 fee.

Accommodation for Students With Disabilities:

SANS Institute is committed to assisting course participants subject to disabilities. SANS will provide the following at no additional cost to the employers of participants with disabilities: an additional seat in the classroom and an additional set of course materials for Auxiliary Aides and/or the course notes in computer-readable format, as requested by the participant's employer. The employer of the participant shall be responsible for all other costs of any necessary accommodation, including arranging and paying for Auxiliary Aides. The employer may call 1-301-654-SANS(7267) to request that SANS Institute make the arrangements for Auxiliary Aides and bill the costs to the employer. It is the responsibility of the employer to confirm with SANS all such arrangements at least four weeks before the course.

CISSP Members:

CISSP members may supply their CISSP ID# and SANS will submit a request to CISSP for the attendee to receive credit for CPEs earned. There is a blue box below the payment section on the registration form to enter your CISSP ID#.

Tuition & Fee Information

Course Fees Include:

  • Printed and bound course materials for selected course
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Two daily breaks with refreshments

Acceptable Forms of Payment:


Make checks payable to SANS Institute and mail to:

ESCAL Institute of Advanced Technologies
PO Box 419108
Boston, MA   02241-9108

All payments sent by mail or wire transfer must include the order number to ensure timely processing.

Credit Card

Credit card payments can be made securely on-line through the registration form.

Or by Phone: Complete the on-line registration form and select "Credit Card by Fax or Phone" as the payment method. After you have received your Training Event invoice number, call 301-654-SANS(7267) to complete the credit card transaction.

DO NOT e-mail your credit card information; it will not be accepted.

We Accept:
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diners Club
Wire Transfers
  • Bank Name: Bank of America
  • Bank Address:
    100 West 33rd St.
    New York, NY   10001
  • Swift Code: BOFAUS3N
  • Bank Account Title:
    Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc.
    11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
    North Bethesda, MD   20852
    Tel: 301-951-0102 x106
  • ABA Routing Number:
    • ACH: 052001633
    • Wires: 026009593
  • Bank Account Number: 4460-1165-9211

Wire fees to be paid by originator/sender.


The SANS Institute requires payment in advance for all courses. If you are an employee of the United States federal government, you are permitted to submit a valid purchase order or federal training authorization form in advance as your prepayment.

You must register before submitting your purchase order to ensure accurate processing. Completed forms may be faxed to 301-951-0140 - Attention: Tuition Dept. - Fed PO, or they may be mailed to:

SANS Tuition Dept.
Federal Purchase Orders - Event Name (eg. Community SANS New York Spring 2020)
11200 Rockville Pike, Suite 200
North Bethesda, MD   20852

IMPORTANT: A completed purchase order must include the full SANS event invoice number (letters & numbers). The amount on the purchase order MUST match the tuition fee shown on the invoice you received when you registered at the SANS Web site. Please also ensure that accurate billing instructions are noted on the purchase order. If your purchase order is incomplete or inaccurate, it will cause delays in processing, which could lead to delays in training.


SANS does not accept state, provincial, corporate, or university purchase orders as prepayment for training. Your tuition fee must be paid in advance by check, bank transfer, or credit card.

We realize that your organization may still need to use a purchase order internally as part of the payment process. To obtain an invoice for your accounts payable department, please take the following steps:

  1. Register for your training online. At the end of the registration process, you will be prompted to print your own invoice. Please do this.
  2. Take the unpaid invoice to your accounts payable department so that they can match the purchase order with this invoice and generate payment to SANS by check, credit card, or bank transfer.

Please remember that SANS must receive your tuition payment prior to the start of your course. We look forward to having you join the SANS community!


The SANS Institute does not mail invoices requesting payment. If you require an invoice to process payment, or would like one for your records, you need to complete the on-line registration form. Click print when you have completed your registration.