Our royal charter
The Duke of Kent has been our royal patron since 1976 and we were granted a royal charter by the Privy Council in 1984.
Our royal charter defines our purpose of setting and maintaining standards of competence, conduct and ethical practice within the IT profession.
It means we're responsible for ensuring technology shapes a safe and positive future for everyone. Our commitment is not just to the people working in the industry but to society as a whole.
What is a royal charter?
Royal charters have been issued since the thirteenth century to establish significant organisations and learned societies.
Our charter recognises our organisation as an independent professional body and grants us the power to award chartered status to information technology professionals.
Our bye-laws set out the rules we uphold to serve the profession and the professionals within it, under our royal charter.