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 need to be a member at Associate (AMBCS) grade or above
  • 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.

1. 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.

2. Make your application online

We need you to tell us what you do and how you do it - the online application process allows you to provide written statements about your work experience, technical knowledge and expertise which are then assessed against the criteria set out in the RITTech standard.

Your evidence should be concise and personal to you, with specific examples illustrating how you perform in your role. You should aim for 250-500 words for each experience statement.

3. Do you have a qualification that's accredited for RITTech?

If you’ve recently passed a digital IT apprenticeship, you may be eligible to appear on the professional RITTech register. 

Apply here if you have a qualification that's accredited for RITTech

4. What happens when I become RITTech?
  • Public register
    Confirm your place as a trusted professional in the industry by appearing in the public register of IT technicians
  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
    When you join the register, you make a commitment to keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. As a BCS member, you have access to a wide range of professional development opportunities, as well as resources and tools to help you plan and record your CPD activities.
  • Revalidation
    Your RITTech registration is valid for three years. To extend your certificate after the initial three-year period, you’ll be invited to submit evidence of your continued practice in an IT role and that you're keeping your knowledge and skills up to date. More about revalidation (BCS login required)

What does it cost?

RITTech registration is valid for three years from the initial assessment. The cost of your assessment and registration covering that period is currently only £45, after which you'll need to revalidate your technical competence to maintain your registration.

Apply now

I'm a BCS member

If you’re already a member, you can log in to MyBCS to start your application.


I'm not a BCS member

To register for RITTech, you need to be a member at AMBCS grade or above.

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Are you a T Level provider?

If you're a T Level provider (school or college) looking for the RITTech: Get Ahead, Get Recognised programme, head over to our dedicated T Level support page.

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?

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?

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

Why RITTech?

RITTech gives you that opportunity to be recognised by potential employers and fellow professionals to help push your future career forward.

Katy Housden, Marketing Account Executive, St. James Place Wealth Management

Why RITTech?

Being RITTech registered is a really good opportunity to show my technical competence in digital marketing and how my skills are up-to-date to employers and peers.

Ronni Murray, Marketing Assistant, Mirus IT Solutions