Certified Incident Handler (CIH)

Certified Incident Handler (CIH)

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At A Glance

  • Duration
    24 hours
  • Credential
  • work practicum
  • Tuition1

1Estimated tuition is based on the most recent approved tuition rates for 2023/24 and is subject to change. Refer to the chart below for more detailed program costs.

The Certified Incident Handler (CIH) course provides learners with the opportunity to understand how a careful and organized reaction to an incident can either result in recovery or disaster, which the organization may not have the capacity from which to recuperate.

CIH is a method-driven course utilizing a holistic approach to cover a wide array of concepts concerning organizational incident handling and response, ranging from the preparing and planning the incident handling response, to the recovery of organizational assets after a security incident.

Courseware provided in partnership with EC-Council.


To achieve the CIH Micro-Credential, course participants have 60 calendar days to challenge the CIH exam via EC-Council, and to submit a copy of their exam certificate to LifelongLearning@mitt.ca. Extensions for writing the exam and/or providing the exam certificate will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis and may be subject to an administration fee of $100.

Students should be aware that if they persue an occupation in cyber security they should be able to successfully pass a criminal record check at the organization they wish to work for.

Withdrawal and Refund policy

If you choose to withdraw from this course, please note the withdrawal and refund policy outlined below:

Withdrawal form received by MITT up to 15 calendar days prior to start of class: Full refund issued, minus $100 administration fee.

Withdrawal form received by MITT within 14 calendar days and up to the day before the start of class: 50% refund issued.

Withdrawal form received by MITT on day 1 of class and beyond: No refund issued.

MITT reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrolment. Students will receive a full refund if a course is canceled by MITT.

How to Apply


Entrance requirements

Learners will ideally have an excellent command of the English language.

Knowledge/experience of computer systems recommended.


Please e-mail cyberwave@mitt.ca to indicate your interest in registering for this course. Courses run once attendance is full.


Access to stable internet connection.

Desktop or laptop computer with a webcam, and microphone (or a headset with a microphone).

COVID-19 Response

Due to the challenges raised by COVID-19, MITT reserves the right to alter course delivery methods and/or program durations. Course deliveries may require increased percentages of online/distance learning components, alternatives to work practicums, and extended program durations to accommodate physical distancing and work practicum placement restrictions. MITT will be providing an exceptional level of enhanced student and program supports to ensure this modified program experience continues to meet all required learning outcomes for your program.

Continuous Program Improvement

MITT continuously reviews and improves programs to maintain relevance in the workplace and effective learning experiences for all students. Although the institution strives to have the website reflect the most current version of all programs, MITT reserves the right to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet industry and accreditation requirements. As a result, course information and learning outcomes may be adjusted prior to the scheduled course start date.

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