CISO Certification Program

The CISO Certification Program is a training program for new and potential Chief Information Systems Officers (CISOs) in the California Community College System that is taught by current and experienced Chief Information Systems Officers as well as domain experts in the fields critical to success. A CISO is the equivalent of a Chief Technology Officer or Chief Information Officer in other organizations and is responsible for IT development and operations regarding administrative and business processes as well as instructional technology (in some cases). The program provides instruction in the critical areas necessary for a CISO to be successful.

This program is especially useful for:

  • New CISOs,
  • CISOs who have moved from a college level position to a district level position
  • Technicians who are interested in moving into leadership positions in the California Community Colleges
  • Experienced CTOs and CIOs in outside organizations who might be interested in working for the California Community Colleges.
  • The program is offered every two years

For more information on the program see:

or contact Deborah Ludford, Executive Director at with any questions.