Raise your professional profile, and awareness of your role and position in the workplace

Enjoy letters after your name in recognition of your ability

Evidence your knowledge and skills against independent industry standards

Demonstrate your capability and integrity to employers, clients and colleagues

Why is a professional registration important?

Professional registration is verification of your capability as an IT professional. It is an independent assessment of your ability to apply your knowledge and skills. Whichever registration is right for you, achieving professional recognition evidences to employers just what you can do and demonstrates your commitment to maintaining your knowledge and skills.

How do I get a professional registration?

You need to be a BCS member and will need to tell us about your skills and experience. When we receive this information we ask someone who knows your work well to confirm what you have told us to support your application, and then ask IT professionals, who are BCS Membership assessors to assess you against your chosen registration standard.

Why BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT?

Your performance in the technology industry places you at the very heart of our royal charter. You're actively driving up standards of professional competence, conduct and ethical practice in the industry, for the benefit of society.

Our commitment to you, as a BCS member with professional registration, is to feed your enthusiasm, support your progression and celebrate your achievements.

Licences and regulations

As the regulatory body for IT standards, BCS licences and regulates the professional Register for IT Technicians (RITTech) and the Chartered IT Professional (CITP) standard.

We're also licenced by the Engineering Council to award Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration and we're one of the awarding bodies for the Federation for Informatics Professionals (FEDIP) registration.

"It's not just about letters after your name - it's about having resources to call upon when you need them."

Richard Thompson, RITTech
IT Operations Engineer, Royal College of Nursing