I am one of the people that don't count with money to attend classes nor EC-Coucil approved conferences. If they allow us to obtain the credits the same way I currently do for the CISSP then thats fine because there are plenty of free ways of obtaining CPE credits but going by the http://www.eccouncil.org/ece.htm
website there is nothing that you could do for free and obtain credits, this to me its not right because if we passed this certification before Jun 2007 then we should be exempt or allow us to obtain credits as the CISSP does and lets not forget now we have to pay a $50 annual fee to EC-Council
EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) Credits
EC-Council is introducing continuing education points which will serve to ensure that all EC-Council certified professionals maintain and further their knowledge. Professionals will need to meet the requirements of the ECE to avoid revocation of certification.
EC-Council Continuing Education (ECE) points will be earned by professionals through various means. Please see list of activities below for more information.
EC-Council will begin its ECE points system effective 1 January 2008. EC-Council certified professionals who earn ECE points from now till 31 December 2007 will be able to register these points in 2008.
Professionals will need to meet minimum requirements to maintain their certification.
1. For CEH, CHFI, CNDA, ECSA, LPT and ECSP: Professionals will need to earn 120 ECE points over a period of three (3) years with a minimum of 20 ECE points earned each year.
2. For ENSA: Professionals will need to earn 60 ECE points over a period of three (3) years with a minimum of 20 ECE points earned each year.
3. Professionals will need to pay a maintenance fee of USD50 per annum.
4. Professionals must comply with EC-Council’s Code of Ethics.
ECE points are earned on a 1 January – 31 December calendar year. Certified professionals must register their ECE points earned by 20 January of the following year to maintain their certification status.
Newly certified professionals will not need to register their ECE points for the year they attain certification. The certification period for newly certified professionals begins on 1 January of the following year. These professionals will not need to register their ECE points in the year of certification. However, points earned during the year of certification may be registered in the first reporting period.
Certified professionals must register their ECE points earned via the ECE
Credits System located in the EC-Council member portal. This system will
available from 1 January 2008.
EC-Council Certified Professionals need to pay an annual maintenance fee of USD 50.
All payments can be made online or via a check payment.
Online payments can be made on EC-Council’s online orders page at http://www.eccouncil.org/orders.htm
All check payments should be made payable to International Council Of E-Commerce Consultants and sent to EC-Council’s headquarters in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
All payments must be received by 20 January
Revocation & Appeal
EC-Council certified professionals who fail to meet certification requirements will have their certification revoked and will not be allowed to continue usage of the certification. Individuals whose certification has been revoked will need to take and pass the certification exam again to achieve certification.
Certified professionals whose certification has been revoked due to non-compliance of certification requirements may send in an appeal in writing to EC-Council. This appeal letter must be received by EC-Council within forty-five (45) days of the revocation notice, providing details of the appeal and reason(s) for non-compliance.
ECE Qualifying Activities
EC-Council certified professionals through various means such as:
Passing the updated version of the exam of which the professional is certified
120 points (Full credit)
Attending EC-Council’s Security Summit Seminar 10 points
Attending EC-Council’s Hacker Halted Conference 30 points
Attending EC-Council endorsed conferences and events 5 points
Attending EC-Council Security Webinars 5 points
Presentation of a research paper at EC-Council’s Security Summit Seminar 20 points
Presentation of a research paper at EC-Council’s Hacker Halted Conference 40 points
Presentation of a research paper at EC-Council’s Security Summit at EC-Council endorsed conferences and events 20 points
Presentation of a research paper at EC-Council’s Security Summit at EC-Council Security Webinar 15 points
Publication of articles and journals for the benefit of EC-Council members 25 points