We connect over 75,000 members through more than 700 annual face to face networking events and vibrant online communities.
We support the professional development of our members by providing career pathway guidance, practical support, information services, and development tools to enable our members to flourish in their careers and reach their potential, and through 100+ Branches, Specialist Groups and International Sections.
Every BCS member agrees to our Code of Conduct, which includes a commitment to:
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. We foster links between experts from industry, academia and business to encourage new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.
We seek to promote professional practice tuned to the demands of business; providing practical support and information services to our members and volunteer communities around the world. Further, we give our members access to services and benefits that support them at every stage of their professional development; benefits they can bring to your organisation and your customers.
Remember to add "Member of BCS" to your list of requirements when recruiting, so you know you are attracting applicants with a declared commitment to professional competence and integrity from the outset.
Ask for evidence of their Continuing Professional Development, so you can be sure they commit to keeping up-to-date, and that their records contain a variety of CPD activities, not limited to certifications and examinations alone.
Look for CITP letters after the name of the candidate to show they have a defined level of competence.
Look for FBCS, MBCS or AMBCS letters after the name of the candidate to show they are a member of BCS.
BCS has levels of membership for all who work in (or whose work touches upon) IT, at whichever level they are at in their career - from those in the early stages and students, to those who are at the top of their field. The level of membership obtained reflects their standing in the IT profession.