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.
Is a professional registration right for me?
If you’re working in an IT / Digital role a trusted, ethical IT / Digital professional committed to working to the highest standard then take a look below to explore the registrations we can offer. You’ll need to be a BCS member to gain registration.
Which registration is for me?
Wherever you are in your tech career, joining a professional register is a sure-fire way to show employers, customers and industry that you’re a skilled, responsible IT professional who cares about high standards in your work.
At BCS we’re licensed to award a number of professional registrations to our members, including RITTech and CITP. Which one you apply for depends on your level of experience and accountability.
Take this quiz to discover the right registration for you.
Which best describes your level of responsibility at work?
Which best describes the way you collaborate with others in your job?
Which best describes how complex your work is?
Which best describes your use of business systems and processes at work?
Which best describes the way you communicate in your job?
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Which professional registrations can I achieve?
As soon as you join BCS, you can look to gain a professional registration.
You'll receive additional post-nominals and a place on a public register, giving you greater recognition for your knowledge, skills and competence.
SFIAplus level: 3
Is it for me? RITTech recognises the talents and contribution of those who design, build and maintain our digital world.
SFIAplus level: 4
Is it for me? If you have a broad range of experience working in IT/Digital, Advanced RITTech recognises the knowledge and skills you apply in your role.
Chartered IT Professional
SFIAplus level: 5+
Is it for me? If you’re engaged in complex activities, with full accountability and significant influence, you could achieve CITP.
Alliance for Data Science Professionals
SFIAplus level: 5
Is it for me? If you're working within the field of data science, such as data engineering or analytics this could be for you.
SFIAplus level: 3
Is it for me? EngTech registration demonstrates your ability and professionalism to deliver practical engineering technology solutions.
SFIAplus level: 4+
Is it for me? IEng registration reflects your professionalism and the contribution you make to engineering technology solutions.
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."