Chartered IT Professional

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Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is the independent standard of competence and professionalism in the technology industry.

TickBenchmark your knowledge and skills against the recognised industry standard

TickDemonstrate your current competence to clients and employers and the value you bring

TickSet yourself apart as a highly-skilled IT professional with integrity and dedication to your work

TickUse the letters CITP after your name for greater recognition in the tech industry and beyond

TickHelp to raise the profile of your profession and play a part in shaping its development

Person iconIs it for me?

You're ready to become CITP if you are:
  • engaged in challenging and complex activities across the business
  • in a position of influence and responsibility
  • committed to continuing your professional development

Requirements iconWhat are the requirements?

  • You will be assessed against the criteria set out in the CITP standard
  • You need to be a member of a professional body licenced to award CITP (BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT; the IET; Irish Computer Society; ITP New Zealand)

How to apply

To become a Chartered IT Professional, you're required to evidence your competence and knowledge in a series of personal statements and an interview with our chartered assessors.


Apply for CITP

I'm a BCS member

If you're a MBCS or FBCS member you pay a one-off application fee for CITP.

CITP application fee: £160


Apply here if you live in India, Mauritius, Pakistan or Sri Lanka

I'm not a BCS member

To apply for CITP with BCS, you need to join as a Professional MBCS member.

CITP application fee: £160
MBCS CITP annual subscription: £189
TOTAL: £349

Apply here if you live in India, Mauritius, Pakistan or Sri Lanka


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