Become a registered BCS member
Show your commitment to your profession and to maintaining the highest standards in your work.
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.
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.
Registered IT Technician
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: 3+
Is it for me? If you’re working in or for the health sector in a technical or informatics role, this multi-level registration is for you.
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.
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."