CITP Assessment criteria

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On application individuals wishing to register as a Chartered IT Professional must be:

  • employed using skills defined by BCS as within the scope of the IT Profession1; and
  • be working in a complex role or multiple roles, requiring underpinning knowledge and competence.

To be included in the register of Chartered IT Professionals an individual must also:

  • be a member of a professional body licenced by BCS to award Chartered IT Professional status and have agreed to abide by the body’s code of conduct which is subject to disciplinary procedures; and
  • undertake to maintain and develop their knowledge and skills in the IT profession by keeping a record of professional development.

Registration validates:

  1. Knowledge and experience gained through formal and informal education and training and the ability to apply fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts;
  2.  The ability to perform an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities;
  3. A breadth of knowledge of IT that has been evidenced through a method approved by BCS that allows individuals to communicate and work with specialists across the IT profession;
  4. The registrant’s ability to understand and appreciate the relationship between their own discipline and wider customer / organisational requirements; and
  5. The leadership qualities to influence and build appropriate and effective business relationships that promote collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives. 

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

1Exploiting IT for business benefit in any context demonstrated by using skills included in a recognised skills framework such as the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) or the European Competence Framework (e-CF).


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

Davina Whitworth MBCS CITP