The scope of IT is very broad and applicants for CITP may be involved in a wide variety of roles.
However, candidates for CITP will have spent 3 of the past 5 years working in roles demanding skills equivalent to SFIA Level 5 and carrying significant responsibility, full accountability and presenting a challenging range of complex work activities.
Successful applicants will typically have 8-10 years of IT work experience and a broad knowledge of IT. A deep knowledge of a chosen specialism is also required.
Chartered IT Professional status requires the registrant to revalidate their Certificate of Current Competence every five years.
CSci applicants will typically be working in a role demanding skills equivalent to SFIA Level 5 involving innovation in computer science and will usually have a background in areas such as artificial intelligence, algorithm design, bio-inspired computing, cognitive science, game theory, web science or health informatics.
Applicants will need a Masters degree in a relevant subject or equivalent, as well as at least 4 years working in an appropriate area.
CEng applicants will usually be working in a role demanding skills equivalent to SFIA level 5 in software engineering, networks and communications, hardware systems development, web services or advancing the development of mobile systems.
Chartered Engineers have the ability to develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change. They may also pioneer new engineering services and management methods.
The educational requirement for CEng status is a relevant accredited Masters Degree or equivalent, plus experience in a suitably supportive and relevant work environment.
Typically working in a role demanding skills equivalent to SFIA Level 5, involving the application of established hardware or software engineering, IEng status can be obtained by those who maintain and /or support engineering activities.
Incorporated Engineers typically manage applications of current technology and are engaged in technical and commercial management and planning for effective project implementation.