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
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.
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.
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.
If you’ve recently passed a digital IT apprenticeship, you may be eligible to appear on the professional RITTech register.
- 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.
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.
RITTech - the employer’s perspective
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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.
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.
RITTech gives you that opportunity to be recognised by potential employers and fellow professionals to help push your future career forward.
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.