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SANS Affiliate Pricing for GIAC Certifications

As an affiliate of the GIAC Certification Program, SANS offers special affiliate pricing when a GIAC Certification Attempt is pursued in conjunction with SANS training.

Affiliate Pricing for GIAC Certification Attempts purchased with SANS training - "Bundled Rate"

Affiliate Pricing for GIAC Certification Attempts purchased in conjunction with SANS training is $849 (as of April 1, 2021)

Affiliate Pricing for GIAC Certification Attempts purchased after SANS training - "Alumni Rate"

  • GIAC Certification Attempts purchased independently from a SANS training package are $2,499.
  • Alumni of a SANS training course wishing to attempt the associated GIAC certification at a later date are eligible for a $1250 discount.
    • For example, if you previously took SANS SEC401 (Security Essentials) and register for the GSEC certification attempt later on, you are eligible for a discounted rate of $1,249.

You will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account.

Each certification attempt includes 2 practice tests, a $358 value.

All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and required to be taken in a proctored environment. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE. Click here for more information.

GIAC exams are delivered online through a standard web browser.