ICT Technician (ICTTech)

Why register as an ICT Technician (ICTTech)?

Applying for professional registration

You must be a member of the IET before applying for professional registration. For more information please visit the about IET membership page.

You can apply for professional registration in one of two ways:

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Do you want to prove you are worth more than just your vendor qualifications? If the answer is yes then ICTTech could be what you are looking for. Thinking about becoming ICTTech registered but are unsure if you're ready? For more information send your CV to:

Email: icttech@theiet.org  

What is an ICT Technician?

ICT Technicians or practitioners work in areas such as ICT hardware, software or system installation, operation, maintenance, incident/change/problem management, administration, security, fault diagnosis and fixing. They typically work in a range of jobs that involve supporting or facilitating the use of ICT equipment and applications by others and will be working in all fields of ICT, for example data centres, software testing, organisations' IT departments, school or university technicians or out in the field diagnosing and solving faults.

Do you:

  • support or enable the use of ICT equipment and applications by others?
  • select and use appropriate ICT resources, techniques, configurations, procedures and methods?
  • install, operate, support, or maintain ICT systems?
  • protect ICT systems from intrusion, damage or data loss?
  • accept or exercise personal responsibility for ICT systems?

Why register as an ICTTech?

Professional registration sets an ICT Technician (ICTTech) apart from technicians who are not registered. In a fast-moving world of technologies and qualifications, it establishes proven competence and demonstrates commitment to professional standards as well as to life-long learning. Hence, whether specified in job advertisements or not, professional registration as a professional ICT Technician gives you an edge.

Achieving a professional award is a career milestone; it is not about studying to pass exams and tick boxes, but about an individual proving to their employer and contemporaries that they have the knowledge, practical skills and professionalism to be included in this prominent and instrumental group.

You don't need formal qualifications to become professionally registered; we can look at your experience and any vendor qualifications that you have to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding. However, you do need to be working at technician level ICT practitioner skills at around NQF/QCF Level 3 (SCQF Level 6) or Skills Framework for the Information Age [new window] SFIA Level 3 and above.

What will becoming professionally registered as an ICTTech do for you?

  • Give you an internationally recognised professional award from the Engineering Council [new window];
  • Recognition of your expertise, hard work and professionalism within the business environment;
  • Build your confidence and competence;
  • Give you access to life-long learning and a pathway to further professional awards;
  • Acknowledgement that your skills are transferable;
  • The self-satisfaction of achieving independent recognition by your peers;
  • Letters after your name which are protected under Royal Charter and under the European Directive (giving European citizens the same rights to work in any European country as natural citizens);
  • Access to the City & Guilds Senior Awards.

Read what you need to do to register for ICTTech.

Fees for professional registration

You will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee for ICTTech professional registration. This fee should be paid within seven days of submission of your application in order for the application process to begin.

Professional registration fees are payable in Sterling (GBP £), with special arrangements in some other currencies.

Successful applicants are also required to pay an entrance fee which is collected by the IET on behalf of the Engineering Council. Only on receipt of this payment can your details be sent to the Engineering Council for inclusion on their register. Once your details have been added to the Engineering Council register you are able to use your ICTTech professional registration designatory letters.

Please note that if payment is not received within three months of notification, your application may be closed.

For employers

Having registered ICT technicians or practitioners will help your organisation to differentiate itself from the competition. Find out what benefits ICTTechs give employers.


Apprentice route to ICTTech

Apprentices completing an IET approved apprenticeship are eligible to apply for ICT Technician (ICTTech) and TMIET via a streamlined route.

Need help?

We will do as much as we can to support you with any aspect of your application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice. We have addressed some general questions in our ICTTech frequently asked questions.

Meet some of our ICTTech members.


Tel: +44 (0) 1438 767 333
Email: icttech@theiet.org