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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(and get ready to discover the registration for you!)

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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