Should I attend training to attempt the CHFI exam?

EC-Council recommends, but not mandatory, that CHFI aspirants attend formal classroom training or attend to an iLearn Training to reap the maximum benefit of the course and have a greater chance at clearing the examinations.

What are the pre-requisites for taking a CHFI exam?

If you have completed CHFI training (online, instructor-led, or academic learning), you are eligible to attempt the CHFI examination.

What is the eligibility criteria for self-study students?

It is mandatory for you to record two years of information security-related work experience and get the same endorsed by your employer. please contact the CLICK+ training department to get the best recommendation.

I have just completed the training. Can I defer taking a test to a later date?

Yes, you can - subject to the expiry date of your exam voucher. Ensure that you obtain a certificate of attendance upon completion of the training. You may contact your testing center at a later date and schedule the exam.

Why are there different versions for the exam?

EC-Council certifications are under continuous development. We incorporate new techniques and technology as they are made available and are deemed necessary to meet the exam objectives, as students are tested on concepts, techniques, and technology.

Do I have to recertify?

You will need to earn EC-Council Continuing Education Credits (ECE) to maintain the certification. Go to for more information. If you require any assistance on this, please contact

When will I get my certificate once I pass the certification examination?

Upon successfully passing the exam you will receive your digital ANSI accredited CHFI certificate within 7 working days.

How many questions are there in the exam and what is the time duration?

The examination consists of 150 questions. The exam is of 4-hour duration.

Can I review my answers?

You can mark your questions and review your answers before you end the test.