Press release

Prestigious CITP status now available through the IET

09 July 2013

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) is pleased to announce that it is now offering Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status for experienced IT specialists.

IET members can achieve CITP status through a partnership with BCS – the Chartered Institute for IT.  CITP is aimed at those wanting to demonstrate competency in IT.

Nigel Fine, IET Chief Executive said: “This qualification is testament of the IET’s on-going commitment to advancing and promoting IT professionalism. Through this partnership, we are delighted to be able to offer experienced specialists this highly regarded status of IT excellence.

“This is a valuable opportunity for many of our members and demonstrates that the IET is committed to providing a professional home for life for those in the IT community. We are delighted that IET members are now able to benefit from CITP status.”

Aimed at experienced IT professionals, the CITP Certificate of Current Competence (CoCC) is proof of an individual’s in-depth knowledge within their chosen field.  With revalidation every five years, CITP is of real value and relevance to employers and provides a recognised benchmark across the IT profession.

In January 2013, a licence agreement was signed enabling the IET to award CITP status to its members. The new service has gone live today.

For more information, visit www.theiet.org/citp

Media enquiries to:

Hannah Kellett
External Communications Manager

Tel: +44 (0)1438 767336
Mob: +44 (0)7738 602426
Email: HKellett@theiet.org

Notes to editors:

About CITP:

CITP status provides candidates with:

Personal differentiation as an IT specialist

Improved career opportunities

Enhanced professional standing

Increased sector recognition

Demonstrable evidence of their commitment to IT professionalism

The right to use the designatory letters CITP.

Candidates who already hold CITP are also eligible to transfer their award to the IET (if they have a minimum of two years to run before revalidation).  This is particularly useful to individuals or employers who hold membership across multiple institutes and wish to consolidate.

Today sees the launch of this service in all countries across the IET membership base with the exception of India which is planned to come on stream in the future. IET Members in India are able to register their interest by visiting the website at www.theiet.org/citp