FITSI Joins the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3) as a Voting Member

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 1, 2023 – The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI), an accredited 501(c)(6) non-profit certification body specializing in Federal IT security certification and training, has announced its new status as a voting member of the Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3). This membership strengthens FITSI's ongoing mission to foster innovation, collaboration, and a higher standard of practice within the cybersecurity community.

The C3 is a renowned consortium of certification bodies within information security, privacy, and related IT disciplines. Its mission is to advocate for the cyber, privacy, and IT professions and their respective workforces, promoting professional ethics and leading practices in the industry. As a voting member, FITSI will have the opportunity to participate in and contribute to the direction of the C3 and its initiatives.

"Our membership in the C3 reflects our commitment to advancing the cybersecurity profession," said Jim Wiggins, FITSI's Chief Executive Officer. "In collaboration with other C3 member organizations, FITSI will strive to promote best practices, professional ethics, and innovative solutions to address the ever-evolving challenges faced by the cybersecurity workforce."

Wiggins added, "We believe FITSI's expertise in Federal cybersecurity, credentialing, and knowledge-sharing can play a vital role in addressing the skills gap and developing a highly competent cybersecurity workforce. We are excited about the opportunities that our participation in the C3 will bring."

Dr. James Stanger, Chair of the C3, echoed Wiggins’ sentiment. “We welcome FITSI’s voice to the C3 and the growing chorus throughout the public and private sector concerning the need to attract, upskill and credential cybersecurity workers throughout the world.”

FITSI, a respected authority in Federal IT security certification and training, upholds a long-standing tradition of promoting the highest standards of professional practice. Membership in the C3 not only amplifies FITSI's influence in the field of cybersecurity, but also provides a unique platform for it to contribute to the development and growth of the cybersecurity workforce.

About FITSI:

The Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit certification body, accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO 17024:2012. FITSI manages and administers the Federal IT Security Professional (FITSP) Certification Program for the Federal workforce. FITSI's goal is to secure the nation's federal information systems by ensuring Federal workforce members understand and can competently apply appropriate Federal IT security standards. More information about FITSI can be found at

About the C3:

The Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3) is a consortium of certification bodies, including CertNexus, CompTIA, FITSI, GIAC, IAPP, ISACA, and (ISC)², working collaboratively to further the cybersecurity profession. The C3's mission is to advocate for the cyber, privacy, and IT professions and their respective workforces, while promoting professional ethics. More information about The Cybersecurity Credentials Collaborative (C3) can be found at