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How to apply for ICT Technician (ICTTech)

What do I need to do to become an ICT Technician (ICTTech)?

You can apply to become an ICT Technician in two ways:

  1. Online via Career Manager, the IET's online skills development and recording tool for a reduced application fee;
  2. Via a paper application form which can be downloaded from our website.

You must be a member of the IET before applying. For more information please visit the 'About membership' page.

What evidence will I need to submit?

You will need to tell us about your involvement in three recently completed technical tasks or projects to illustrate:

  • what you did;
  • how you knew what you had to do;
  • how you reported on what you did;
  • what kind of precautions you took to prevent harm to people, equipment or data.

You will also need to tell us:

  • how you keep in touch with developments in your technical area;
  • how you have continued to develop your knowledge and skills.

You will need to nominate at least one or optionally two supporters to endorse the details of your application.

What qualifications do I need?

The list below sets out the different ways in which you may demonstrate the knowledge and understanding to underpin the competences required to become ICTTech registered:

  • An IET employer approved route;
  • An IET approved advanced apprenticeship that is part of the e-skills National Occupational Standards framework;
  • Any ICT practitioner qualifications at Level 3 (Scottish Level 6) or A Level with appropriate work experience;
  • An ICT, science, maths or engineering qualification at Level 3 (Scottish Level 6) or ICT relevant vendor qualifications, such as Cisco, Microsoft or Nortel, plus relevant ICT work experience;
  • A job role profile aligned to SFIA Level 3.

Remember that formal education is just one option. If you do not hold a formal qualification, but can provide other evidence of your technical knowledge and understanding through work-based learning, you can still become registered.

How much does it cost to become an ICT Technician?

You can find the cost for applying for professional registration on our application fees for professional registration page.

I’m not sure if I’m ready to apply

Contact a professional registration advisor (PRA) if you have any questions about your application. They are able to review draft application forms and advise on whether you are ready to apply to the IET for professional registration.

If you are just starting your professional development and are not ready to apply, you can register your interest and let the IET support you as you undertake initial professional development and work towards becoming an Engineering Technician.

You can begin to compile your evidence using Career Manager. This will help you build evidence until you’re ready to apply to become an Engineering Technician. Career Manager is aligned to the Engineering Council's UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

If you are still unsure, and are on an accredited company scheme, speak to your scheme advisor who will be able to give you further advice.

I still need help!

You may find answers to some of your questions in the professional registration frequently asked questions.

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.

 

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

 

See also:

Competence and commitment standard for ICT Technician (ICTTech)

What happens after applying for ICT Technician (ICTTech)?