Our royal charter defines our purpose of setting and maintaining standards of professional competence, conduct and ethical practice within the IT industry.

It means we're responsible for ensuring technology shapes a safe and positive future for everyone. Our commitment is not just to the people working in the industry but to society as a whole.

What is a royal charter?

Royal charters have been issued by the British Crown since the thirteenth century to establish significant organisations and learned societies.

Our charter recognises our organisation as an independent professional body and grants us the power to award chartered status within the IT industry.

Our bye-laws

Our bye-laws set out the rules we uphold to serve the profession and the professionals within it, under our royal charter.