After applying for certification and before becoming ISC Consultants, individuals must pass rigorous exams to test their knowledge and ingenuity, document hundreds of hours of search assistance, and obtain a number of references from fellow professionals and former clients The ISC Certification Board then reviews each completed application packet and offers certification to those it feels are qualified. Each ISC Consultant agrees to abide by a formal Code of Ethics. Our standards are high, and therefore so is the quality of our consultants. Certification must be renewed each year. If you currently work with searchers and would like to obtain a professional credential in this area, ISC can make that possible. Contact ISC's Board of Certification for more information on becoming an ISC Consultant.