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The International Council of Electronic Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a professional organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and information security skills. The EC-Council is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.[1]

In 2003, EC-Council was founded by Haja Mohideen and Jay Bavisi.

EC Council President Jay Bavisi on FOX News Import


In 2015, Jay Bavisi bought the company and became the founder and CEO of EC-Council group of companies, that specialise in Cyber security training, certification and cyber security services.

ECC known primarily as a professional certification body.[3] [4] ECC has also created other cybersecurity credentials, such as Certified Network Defender (C|ND), Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (C|HFI), among many others that are offered in over 145 countries globally. It also operates a series of IT security conferences, such as Hacker Halted, Global CyberLympics, and Takedowncon.


EC-Council is best known for its professional certifications for the IT security field. It's certifications CEH,CHFI,CCISO,CND are ANSI accredited.[5] It offers certifications in some fields related to IT security, including disaster recovery, software security, digital forensics, and general IT security knowledge.[6]

EC-Council has certified over 220,000 people.

Many of these certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the U.S. Federal Government via the Montgomery GI Bill, National Security Agency (NSA), and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS). Moreover, the United States Department of Defense has included the C|EH program into its Directive 8570 making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (C|ND-SP). Famous people certified include Edward Snowden.[7]

IT Security Professional Certifications[edit]

Security Awareness Building Certifications[edit]

Certified Secure Computer User (C|SCU)

Fundamental Certifications[edit]

EC-Council Certified Encryption Specialist (E|CES)

EC-Council Certified Security Specialist (E|CSS)

Core Certifications[edit]

Certified Network Defender (C|ND)

Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH)

Certified Ethical Hacker (Practical)

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (ECSA)

EC-Council Certified Security Analyst (Practical)

Certified Network Defense Architect (C|NDA)

Specialist Certifications[edit]

Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (C|HFI) [8]

EC-Council Certified Incident Handler (E|CIH) [9]

EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (E|DRP) [10]

Certified Application Security Engineer (C|ASE) (Java and .NET) [11]

Certified Blockchain Professional (CBP) [12]

Advanced Security Certifications[edit]

Licensed Penetration Tester (L|PT) (Master)

Advanced Network Defense (CAST 614)

Security Management Certifications[edit]

EC-Council Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO)

EC-Council University (ECCU)[edit]

EC-Council University (ECCU) was incorporated in Wyoming in 2003, licensed by the New Mexico Higher Education Department in 2006, and is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and CHEA. The institution was created to educate and train information security professionals.

The EC-Council University, sister company to EC-Council, offers master's degrees in Security Science (MSS) and graduate certificates. The EC-Council University was founded in 2006 and is licensed by the state of New Mexico and is accredited by Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) and CHEA.


  1. ^ "Contact us". EC-Council. Retrieved 2017-05-01.
  2. ^ "EC-Council Offers Details and Insights on CEH v6". EC-Council. Retrieved April 17, 2008.
  3. ^ "Co-Founder". EC-Council. 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2019-05-01.
  4. ^ "Co-Founder". EC-Council. 2013-09-12. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
  5. ^ Missing or empty |title= (help)|title=ANSI accredited|
  6. ^ "Cengage Learning - Learning solutions, training and educational publishing". Retrieved 2014-06-18.
  7. ^ McCormick, Rich (24 February 2014). "Ethical hacking organization hacked, website defaced with Edward Snowden's passport". The Verge.
  8. ^ "Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator-CHFI".
  9. ^ "EC-Council Certified Incident Handler | ECIH v2".
  10. ^ "EC-Council Disaster Recovery Professional (EDRP)".
  11. ^ "Certified Application Security Engineer – CASE".
  12. ^ "Certified Blockchain Professional | CBP".