RITTech FAQs

What is it?

RITTech recognises people doing a technical job well whilst demonstrating professional behaviours, attitude and the value they bring. 

It’s an independent standard of current competence and commitment to quality for those who earn it, the employer they work for and the customer they deliver to.

Who is eligible?

Anyone who meets our RITTech standard of current competence.

Typically you will have been working in digital industries for several years. We’re not prescriptive about time, but we reckon you’ll need to have at least a year of experience under your belt (and most registrants will have more). Of course, you can have decades of experience, and that’s great too. It’s current competence that matters to us - a threshold of quality you’ve crossed and are actively demonstrating.

How you apply

It’s simple - an online process to be taken at your own speed. You’re in charge, saving as you progress through each stage. Just answer our online questions honestly, back them up with a few short free-format text statements about your work and experience and hit the ‘submit’ button. You will need to have a supporter lined up as well, someone who knows your work well and can verify that what you’ve supplied us is a true reflection.

BCS assesses your application alongside your supported verification, and a decision is made in a couple of weeks. You can watch this video for more information.

Does everyone get registered?

No! You have to demonstrate meeting our standard - quality really matters.

How much is it?

We charge a £45 application and registration fee. You will also need to be a member of a recognised professional body committing to a code of conduct and maintain that through your registration. If you’re not already a member of BCS, you can join as part of the process.

How long does it last?

Once you’re registered, you won’t need revalidating for another 3 years.

What you get when registered

You get to use the postnominals “RITTech” after your name and you get your name published on a public register (you can opt out if you wish). More importantly though, you can stand proud in demonstrating that you care about what you do and how you do it, and have been independently recognised by your professional body for that. Quality matters to you, and RITTech says so - to you, your employer and the wider world.

Benefits to you as an individual

Whether you’re quite new to the IT industry or been in it a while - it will make your CV stand out from the rest.

With RITTech after your name, it proves you are competent at what you do and it shows you care enough to apply to be on this register.

(RITTech is only awarded to people working at a SFIA Level 3 or above standard).

Benefits to the organisation you work for

RITTech doesn’t just say something about you - it says something about who you work for, and to their customers. It’s all about quality, trust, and independent recognition of both. Employees with RITTech care about what they do, and the people who employ them will care as well. Some organisations use attainment of RITTech as part of their professional development measures.

Where can I get more information?

This website, which is continually being updated, or you can email any questions to: richard.lester@bcs.uk, kelly.jobanputra@bcs.uk or nick.phillips@bcs.uk

Where is the register? and what / who is it used for?

You can find the register here.

You can prove you are what you say you are - only genuine RITTechs appear. You’re part of something important, and we want to help you feel that by publishing it.

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