Validate your technical knowledge and capability, and cement your reputation as a trustworthy professional ­­

Current competence is what matters, it’s about showcasing how well you perform your role in the digital industry

Apply online by telling us about your experience and giving examples of the great work you do

Receive letters after your name and a spot on the public RITTech register

Is it for me?

  • RITTech is for all of today’s digital practitioner and support roles
  • That’s developers, programmers, help desk technicians, project managers, testers, digital marketers, analysts, cyber experts, architects, administrators… to name just a few
  • What they all have in common is technical competence and professional integrity

What are the requirements?

  • To register with BCS, you’ll need to be a member (if you’re not, don’t worry - you can join BCS as part of the registration process)
  • You’ll need a reference, someone who can back up the statements you make in your application
  • The RITTech standard sets out in more detail the criteria we’re looking for

How do I apply?

It’s an online process which takes around an hour to complete - you’ll need to provide examples of the key areas of practice and expertise you demonstrate in your day to day job.

Our how-to-apply video takes you through the online application process step by step.

Apply now

I'm a BCS member

It's just £45 for 3-year registration

If you’ve passed a digital IT apprenticeship in the last 12 months apply here

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I'm not a BCS member

Apply for membership and professional registration together - it's £45 for 3-year registration plus your first year's membership subscription

If you’ve passed a digital IT apprenticeship in the last 12 months apply here

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More about the application process

1. Choose your specialism

When you apply, you’ll be asked to select your area of specialism from the following choices. Identify the one that best reflects your technical knowledge and skill set:

  • business analysis
  • cyber intrusion analysis
  • database
  • digital marketing
  • digital media technology
  • infrastructure architecture
  • infrastructure support
  • IT support (generalist)
  • network engineering
  • project / programme support
  • security analysis
  • service delivery
  • service deployment
  • service desk / client support
  • software development
  • software testing
  • systems engineering
  • systems integration
  • unified communications
  • user experience
2. Get someone to support your application

This could be your line manager, department head, team leader or a senior person who has recent first-hand experience of your work and technical ability.

We’ll ask them to review your application and verify the statements you’ve provided - so speak to them in advance to confirm they're happy to do this, and for BCS to hold their details for this purpose.

3. Complete your application online

We need you to tell us what you do and how you do it. Our online application uses multiple-choice and free-text questions to gather evidence about your work experience and technical expertise.

You'll also need to respond to these prompts, with statements demonstrating your competence:

  1. Describe three things that have made you proud and which demonstrate your skills
  2. Describe a piece of work requiring use of your technical skills and what you’ve learnt from it
  3. Give an example of how you have personally made a difference within a team delivery project

Space is limited to 1,000 characters for each of these statements so you need to be concise. We're looking for brief personal evidence with technical examples to illustrate how you perform in your role.

Watch our video for a step-by-step guide to completing your application

Registration route for apprentices

If you’ve passed a digital IT apprenticeship in the last 12 months, you can apply for RITTech registration without the need to provide personal statements - as your apprenticeship provides evidence that you’re working with good technical skills and meet the required standard.

RITTech - the employer’s perspective

Find out what the standard means for the Royal College of Nursing and why they’ve supported RITTech registration for their whole digital team.

RITTech stories

Here’s what our RITTech members say about their registration.

Why RITTech?

If you’re serious about making the most of your career in IT, then being registered with RITTech and BCS is a very good starting point.

Aaron Kincher, Cyber Security Consultant for IBM

Why RITTech?

Having RITTech gives you a nice feeling of recognition - it gave me more self-belief. People said I was good at my job but now I have something which says I can do this.  

Nicole Covey, Z Series Software Support Specialist - IBM

Why RITTech?

I think it is important that we have a standard in the IT industry, but I think it is more important that you can get RITTech via BCS.

George Lee, Studying BSc Hons Business Information Systems - Sheffield Hallum University

Why RITTech?

It feels great to be linked with RITTech. I feel proud of being a part of an organisation where everyone is looked upon with respect.

Satish Bhatia, Senior Systems Administrator - Unix, RGA