Benchmark your knowledge and skills against the recognised industry standard

Demonstrate your current competence to clients and employers, and the value you bring

Set yourself apart as a highly-skilled IT professional with a place on the public CITP register

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

Is 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

What are the requirements?

How to apply

Once you’ve become a BCS member, you’ll need to evidence your competence and knowledge in a written application providing statements to questions that have been mapped to the CITP criteria.

If you’re already a BCS member, you can access the CITP application process in MyBCS.

1. Your first step is to apply online

You’ll need to submit a series of statements describing your experience against a set of questions that have been mapped to the CITP criteria. You’ll also be asked to upload your CV/career history.

Here's a useful guide to completing your application.

2. You need a supporter to verify your information

Your supporter should be somebody that has signed up to a Code of Conduct (this could be with another professional body or relevant institute and does not have to be BCS) and could be an employer, client or colleague. They’ll need to be familiar with your work and able to offer a reliable opinion of your knowledge and experience.

3. Your application will be assessed by a chartered assessor

After your supporter has responded, your application will be assessed by a BCS Volunteer Assessor who is CITP and has undergone Assessor Training. Their recommendation will be reviewed by the CITP Review Panel and your result will be released following this review.

4. What happens when I become CITP?
  • Public register
    Confirm your place among the most influential IT professionals in the industry by appearing in the public register of Chartered IT Professionals

  • Certificate of current competence
    On registration, you’re awarded a certificate of current competence which is valid for five years. To extend your certificate after the initial five-year period, you’ll be invited to submit evidence of your CPD and continued competence in your specialist area.

  • Get involved
    Your knowledge, experience and opinion are valuable commodities which you can invest in BCS to support your CPD as well as the development of our industry.

    • Mentoring network - inspiring another person and seeing them progress and benefit from your knowledge and insight is a hugely rewarding experience.

    • Volunteering - grow your professional network, and the profile of your field, by taking an active role in the running of our membership community.

What does it cost?

One-off application fee: £160*

Annual CITP registration subscription: £46

One-off application fee will only be refunded when your application has been closed due to no response from your designated supporters.

The application fee will not be refunded if you withdraw your application or you do not supply enough information for your application to be assessed.

No refund of application fee once your application has been assessed by a CITP Assessor.

I want to apply for CITP

I'm a BCS member

If you're MBCS or FBCS, you can log in to MyBCS to start your application.

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I'm not a BCS member

To apply for CITP, you'll need to be an MBCS or FBCS member.

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Any questions about CITP?

Take a look at our FAQs or contact us

Working towards CITP status?

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*£160 CITP application fee is non-refundable