It is important to note that many individuals choose to take the CISA exam prior to meeting the experience requirements.
This practice is acceptable and encouraged although the CISA designation will not be awarded until all requirements are met.
The work experience for CISA certification must be gained within the 10-year period preceding the application date for certification or within 5 years from the date of originally passing the exam. The CISA Application for Certification is available at Apply for CISA Certification. Note that candidates have 5 years from the passing date to apply for certification.