Licensed Penetration Tester

EC-Council’s Licensed Penetration Tester (LPT) certification is a natural evolution and extended value addition to its series of security related professional certifications. The LPT standardizes the knowledge base for penetration testing professionals by incorporating best practices followed by experienced experts in the field.

The objective of the LPT is to ensure that each professional licensed by EC-Council follows a strict code of ethics, is exposed to the best practices in the domain of penetration testing course and aware of all the compliance requirements required by the industry.

Unlike a normal security certification, the LPT is a program which trains security professionals to analyze the security posture of a network exhaustively and recommend corrective measures authoritatively. EC-Council’s license vouches for their professionalism and expertise thereby making these professionals more sought after by organizations and consulting firms globally.

LPT (Master) Exam Information

A. Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply to sit for the LPT (Master) Exam, candidate must either.

  • Be an ECSA member in good standing (Your USD$100 application fee will be waived); or
  • Have a minimum of 2 years working experience in pentesting (You will need to pay USD$100 as a non-refundable application fee); or
  • Have any other approved industry certifications such as OSCP or GPEN cert (You will need to pay USD$100 as a non-refundable application fee).

B. Application Process

Applicants must apply directly to EC-Council via the online web form here: and provide the following:

  • A copy of police verification from applicant’s local law enforcement agency or EC-Council Declaration of No Criminal Conviction Form ;
  • EC-Council Code of Conduct (COC) Form ;
  • Updated Resume documenting penetration testing experience or skill;

Approved applicants must purchase the Licensed Penetration Tester (Master) Exam Kit via EC-Council online store within 3 months of receiving the approval email (the approval will expire post the 3 months and applicants will have to reapply and remit the $USD100 non-refundable application fee again).

Upon confirmation of the payment of USD$899, the LPT (Master) Exam Kit will be released to the applicant, which consists of:

  • iLabs Cyber Range Access Code (applicants are given a 5 day block access from activation date / code is valid for 3 months from the date of release)
  • Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard Access Code (applicants have a 30 day window to submit their reports from activation date/code is valid for 3 months from the date)
  • A 2 year LPT (Master) License is included in the LPT (Master) Exam Kit valid for 2 year license / subject to ECE and renewal requirements)


  • Candidates will receive instructions on how to activate their exams via EC-Council’s ASPEN portal via their registered email.
  • Candidates will activate their exam through ASPEN, using their unique Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard Access Code will be provided.
  • Candidates are given 5 days (calculated from the activation of their Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard) to complete the required blackbox penetration test of EC-Council’s cyber range.
  • Candidates are given 30 days (calculated from the activation of their Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard) to submit their completed penetration test report through their ASPEN account.
  • Candidates will receive their exam results through official email notifications from EC-Council ( within 14 days from the submission of the penetration testing report.
  • If a candidate requires extension to the iLabs Cyber Range access, a further 5-day block can be purchased at USD$400 per block (through EC-Council online store).
  • If a candidate submits a wrong or incomplete report, they will have to purchase a new Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard Access Code at US$199 (through EC-Council online store). This option is only available before the expiry of the 30 days requirement (calculated from the activation of their Aspen LPT (Master) Dashboard).
  • If a candidate fails to complete the exam in the 30 days’ time period allotted for the exam, they will have to purchase a new exam.

D. LPT (Master) Credential

Successful candidates will receive the LPT (Master) Welcome Kit consisting of:

  • Membership card
  • Printed Certificate
  • LPT (Master) Plaque
  • Welcome Letter
  • Lapel Pin
  • EC-Council LPT (Master) T-shirt

The LPT(Master) license is valid for 2 years. After the initial 2 years, members will have to renew their LPT (Master) license by remitting the annual USD250 renewal fee.
Members are required to fulfil their ECE requirements to remain in good standing.