Application and assessment process 

The online application and assessment process is comprised of 3 stages. The process has been developed to enable you to demonstrate your skills and experience through peer assessment and a test of your core knowledge. Please use the tabs below for more details:
  • Application (Initial Review)

    Using our online application system, you will provide evidence of working in IT and computing roles which involve a range of challenging and complex work activities where you've had full accountability and significant responsibility. You will need to submit:

    • Your current CV / resume
    • Upon applying you will need to complete a personal Experience Statement detailing your experience against the criteria set out in the standard. This will need to cover the areas of autonomy / influence / complexity of work / business skills in more detail than your CV. Take a look at our Guidance document for help on how to complete this statement.
    • Details of one or more supporters who can verify your experience
    • Payment by credit or debit card

    Your supporter(s) can be your employer, a client, or a colleague (who must be working at your level or above), and must be sufficiently familiar with your work to have a reliable opinion of your competence. Your supporter(s) will be asked to review your Experience Statement before they confirm their support for your application. Please let your supporters know before supplying their details.

    Note: University / College tutors and family members will not be accepted as supporters.

    On receiving your application the information you provide will be reviewed by one of our CITP Assessors. Subject to their assessment that you have evidenced experience sufficient to meet the criteria for award, your application will progress to the Breadth of Knowledge Test.

    At every stage, you will be able to log in and track the progress of your application online.

  • Breadth of Knowledge Test

    This stage involves a formal testing of core knowledge across the breadth of IT. The test comprises multiple choice questions which cover a broad range of sectors and topics.

    You will take the test at a Pearson Vue test centre; these are located all around the UK and in 160 other countries.

    After successfully progressing to the Breadth of Knowledge (BoK) Test stage, you are given six months to book and take the test. If you do not pass at your first attempt, one re-sit will be allowed during the same six month period.

    Further information can be found here

    On passing the BoK Test, your application will progress to Assessment Interview stage.

  • Assessment Interview

    You will provide a short presentation and speak for about 10 minutes, using examples from work for which you have been personally responsible to demonstrate your professional competence in your area of IT specialism.

    You will be interviewed by 2 assessors, at least one of whom will have knowledge and experience of your specialism, and the presentation and interview will last around 45 minutes. The process will be carried out online using conferencing software and secure document portals.

    After progressing to this stage, you are given six months to undertake your interview.

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