The Irish Computer Society is the awarding body of CITP status in Ireland. The standard has been developed in consultation with BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT and applicants undergo a rigorous assessment. CITP is the benchmark of IT excellence.
Holding Chartered status reflects your integrity, professionalism and dedication to your work. Your status will be recorded and recognised in a formal listing of new Chartered IT Professionals on a register available to potential clients and employers as a resource for finding leading IT practitioners.
Applicants for CITP need to be able to demonstrate they have undertaken a range of challenging and complex work activities where they have had full accountability and exercised significant influence and responsibility, and have well-developed business skills.
There is no minimum length of professional practice required before applying for CITP, however your work history needs to demonstrate that you did and continue to operate at these levels.
Existing ICS members: You will need to pay an application fee of €100. The CITP subscription will be payable on your normal membership renewal date after you have been successful in achieving Chartered membership.
Non members: If you are not a member of ICS you will need to pay a CITP membership subscription as well as an application fee, this will be €200.
CITP subscription will be €190 per annum thereafter.
Refunds: The CITP application fee will be refunded only if ICS is not able to obtain reports from your supporters or your application is not successful at the initial review stage.
The fee is not refundable if you withdraw your application or if your application is deferred because you do not supply enough information.
No refunds will be given to existing members after Stage 1 of the application process.
Refunds will be made to non members after the final stage of the process only if the CITP application is unsuccessful. The refund will be for the difference between the Chartered membership subscription fee and the fee for the grade awarded.