What do I need to do for Chartered IT Professional (CITP) registration?

Chartered IT Professional (CITP) - find out whether you are ready to apply.

If you're ready to apply for CITP

IET members applying for CITP via the IET are strongly advised to read the information below.

Familiarise yourself with Level 5 of the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) [new window]; you will need to provide evidence that you have worked for at least three out of the last five years in IT roles using skills equivalent to SFIA Level 5.

SFIA Level 5 - Ensure and Advise (CITP standard)


  • Works under broad direction;
  • Work is often self-initiated;
  • Is fully accountable for meeting allocated technical and / or project / supervisory objectives;
  • Establishes milestones and has a significant role in the delegation of responsibilities.


  • Influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of own specialism;
  • Builds appropriate and effective business relationships;
  • Makes decisions which impact the success of assigned projects i.e. results, deadlines and budget;
  • Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to given assignments.


  • Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and / or professional work activities;
  • Undertakes work which requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts;
  • Understands the relationship between own specialism and wider customer / organisational requirements.

Business skills

  • Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to own specialism and can make appropriate choices from alternatives;
  • Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets;
  • Assesses and evaluates risk;
  • Communicates effectively, both formally and informally;
  • Demonstrates leadership;
  • Facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives;
  • Understands the relevance of own area of responsibility / specialism to the employing organisation;
  • Takes customer requirements into account when making proposals;
  • Takes initiative to keep skills up to date;
  • Mentors colleagues;
  • Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry;
  • Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement;
  • Demonstrates creativity and innovation in applying solutions for the benefit of the customer / stakeholder;
  • Takes account of relevant legislation.

The list below sets out the important criteria you will need to meet to achieve CITP status:

  • Membership of the IET in the category of TMIET, MIET or FIET. If you are not already a member you will need to join;
  • You will typically have 8-10 years of IT work experience, if you don't have enough IT experience this may be reduced depending on your academic qualifications, though a minimum of five years relevant experience will be required;
  • You will have spent three of the past five years working in IT role(s) using skills equivalent to Level 5 of the Skills for the Information Age (SFIA). These roles will have carried significant responsibility, full accountability and presented a challenging range of complex work activities. You also need to be able to demonstrate personal influence and well developed business skills;
  • You will demonstrate a broad knowledge and awareness across IT and the application of IT by passing a Breadth of Knowledge (BoK) online test.

You will also be asked to demonstrate your specialist knowledge and competence in your specific area of IT expertise. This is assessed during an online interview with two CITP assessors.

You will be required to supply one or more supporter(s) who can support your application. A supporter can be your employer, a client, or a colleague (although not a subordinate), and must be sufficiently familiar with your work over three of the last five years to have a reliable opinion of your competence. Note: University / College tutors and family members will not be accepted as supporters. 

Please ensure that your supporters are informed that their details will be supplied as part of your application for CITP and that these details will be shared with BCS and IET as part of the CITP online application and assessment. Supporters details will be stored on the BCS database as part of the audit requirements.

If you are ready to apply for CITP registration, access the apply tab, which will be enabled once you are logged into the IET web site as a member.

Unsure if you're ready to apply for CITP yet?

To help you decide whether or not you are ready for CITP status, please take the short interactive test (the results of which are for your use only).

Need help?

You may find answers to some of your questions in the CITP frequently asked questions. We will do as much as we can to support you with your CITP application, so please get in touch if you need help and advice.


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


The IET is licensed by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, to award the Chartered IT Professional (CITP) qualification defined in the Chartered IT Professional Standard [new window]. Your online CITP application via the IET will be assessed by the appointed BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, assessors.