Benchmark your knowledge and skills against the recognised industry standard
Demonstrate your current competence to clients and employers, and the value you bring
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
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.
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.
Certain qualifications and programmes are accredited/approved as meeting the CITP requirement. If you hold a relevant certification associated with one of the programmes you may already be eligible to be awarded CITP.
A list of accredited/approved programmes can be found here
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. We'll ask them to review your application before confirming their support.
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.
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.
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.
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*£160 CITP application fee is non-refundable