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Joining a professional body is all about being recognised by your industry and making yourself stand out from the crowd. BCS has a number of career recognition tools to help you.

Post nominal letters
Help set yourself apart from your peers with internationally recognised BCS post nominal letters including MBCS and CITP (Chartered IT Professional).

Internet register of Chartered IT Professionals and Fellows
With your agreement, your name will be included on a public register, which is available through this website to potential clients and employers as a resource for finding current leading IT practitioners.

Use of the BCS logo (Professional members and above only)
Highlight your professionalism with the use of the BCS Member logos on all personal stationery, CV's or any form of written or electronic communications.

Celebrate your achievement with your BCS membership certificate (AMBCS and above).  A framing and plaque service is available for those members who wish to display their achievement. 

Professionalism in IT programme
Be proud to be part of BCS as we campaign for recognition in IT to exist at the same level as other professions such as Law, Accountancy and Medicine.

Recommend and nominate a member
Recommending and Nominating a member allows you to put forward peers, individuals or colleagues that you feel would benefit from BCS membership . Help us increase our impact and make IT the profession of the future.


To maximise your potential for lifetime employability, it is essential you maintain a high level of professional competence by continually upgrading your skills and knowledge.

BCS Careers Section
Our series of articles will give you hints and tips on getting the job you want now plus the one that you are aspiring to obtain in the years to come.

From freelancing to the all important covering letters, CVs  and application forms, right through to making the winning impression at interviews - it's all dealt with in our Careers section. is the official BCS jobsite. Register now to create your own portfolio, apply for the jobs and upload your CV so leading employers can see what you can do.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Under the BCS Code of Conduct and Practice there is a requirement for you to develop and maintain your skills.

Browse SFIAplus
The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is the industry recognised framework for IT knowledge, skills and training. Members can use Browse SFIAplus to explore the full framework and plan their career development.

Career tools & resources

To save you time, we've compiled a list of all the career related benefits in to one handy PDF. Click below to download it.