CITP Assessment criteria

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To be registered as a Chartered IT Professional, you need to be working in a challenging role performing complex activities for which you have full accountability, exercising significant influence and responsibility, and well-developed business skills.

You’ll also need a broad degree of knowledge, not just within your own specialism but across the breadth of IT.

Competence will be assessed against the following criteria:

Autonomy: it is expected that work is often self-initiated.

  • Works under broad direction.
  • Is fully responsible for meeting allocated technical and / or project / supervisory objectives.
  • Establishes milestones and has a significant role in the assignment of tasks and / or responsibilities.

Influence: leadership ability to achieve successful business benefit.

  • Influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of their own specialism.
  • Builds appropriate and effective business relationships.
  • Makes decisions that impact the success of assigned work, i.e. results, deadlines and budget.
  • Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to a given assignment.

Complexity: the ability to succeed in roles that are multifaceted.

  • Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities.
  • Undertakes work that requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts.
  • Understands the relationship between their own specialism and the wider customer / organisational requirements.

Business skills: vision and appreciation of the overall context to achieve benefit from exploiting IT.

  • Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to their own specialism and can make an appropriate choice from alternatives.
  • Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets and takes all requirements into account when making proposals.
  • Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement.
  • Assesses and evaluates risk.
  • Demonstrates creativity, innovation and ethical thinking when applying a solution for the benefit of a customer / stakeholder.
  • Communicates effectively, both formally and informally.
  • Demonstrates leadership and facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives.
  • Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry; takes initiative to keep their skills up to date and mentors colleagues.

To help you decide if you’re ready for CITP status we’ve put together a short interactive test, the results of which are for your use only and will not be sent to us.

Responsibility evaluation test

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'I would recommend CITP status to others, it’s a rigorous process and an achievement to be proud of.'

Davina Whitworth MBCS CITP