This stage can take as little as 2 weeks if you provide all the necessary information immediately.
You will need to supply the following information as part of your application to provide evidence that you have worked for at least 2 years in IT roles involving a challenging range of complex work activities with full accountability, that you have significant influence and responsibility, and demonstrates that you have well-developed business skills.
*If you are a current member of ICS, we recommend that you create an eCF profile for your current role in the ICS Members area.
A supporter can be your employer, a client, or a colleague, and must be sufficiently familiar with your work over the last two years to have a reliable opinion of your competence and provide specific work related examples. We recommend using a professional member of the Irish Computer Society as your supporter (i.e. a member at the grade of Associate, Member, Fellow or Chartered IT Professional).
Note: University/ College tutors will not be accepted as supporters. You can view a copy of the report supporters will be asked to complete here.
Your application will be reviewed before you are invited to take part in further assessment stages. In the unlikely event that your application is unsuccessful at Stage 1, we will refund the application fee in full.
On receiving the application, a peer review of your CV and supporter information will be conducted to establish that you are of the required level. If you are unsuccessful at this stage, you will be awarded the most appropriate grade of ICS membership and any difference in fees will be refunded.
This stage can take up to 6 weeks.
You will be expected to provide a short presentation and speak for about 10 minutes, using examples from work for which you have been personally responsible to demonstrate your professional competence in your area of IT specialism.
You will be interviewed by 2 assessors, at least one of whom will have knowledge and experience of your specialism, and the presentation and interview will last no longer than 45 minutes. The process will be carried out online using the conferencing software and secure document portals.
You will be awarded Chartered membership of the Irish Computer Society and will receive a Certificate of Current Competence, valid for 5 years. After 5 years you will need to renew your Certificate of Current Competence. You will retain your Chartered membership and your CITP post nominals as long as you remain a member.
When you are confident that you are working at the required level, find out if you are ready to apply.