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CITP Assessment Criteria

To become a Chartered IT Professional (CITP), you must meet a number of important criteria. Criteria for the award of CITP includes demonstration of:

Professional Experience

You’ll also need a broad degree of knowledge, not just within your own specialism but across the breadth of IT.

Competence will be assessed against the following criteria:

Autonomy: it is expected that work is often self-initiated.

Works under broad direction.

Is fully responsible for meeting allocated technical and / or project / supervisory objectives.

Establishes milestones and has a significant role in the assignment of tasks and / or responsibilities.

Influence: leadership ability to achieve successful business benefit.

Influences organisation, customers, suppliers, partners and peers on the contribution of their own specialism.

Builds appropriate and effective business relationships.

Makes decisions that impact the success of assigned work, i.e. results, deadlines and budget.

Has significant influence over the allocation and management of resources appropriate to a given assignment.

Complexity: the ability to succeed in roles that are multifaceted

Performs an extensive range and variety of complex technical and/or professional work activities.

Undertakes work that requires the application of fundamental principles in a wide and often unpredictable range of contexts.

Understands the relationship between their own specialism and the wider customer / organisational requirements.

Business skills: vision and appreciation of the overall context to achieve benefit from exploiting IT.

Advises on the available standards, methods, tools and applications relevant to their own specialism and can make an appropriate choice from alternatives.

Analyses, designs, plans, executes and evaluates work to time, cost and quality targets and takes all requirements into account when making proposals.

Analyses requirements and advises on scope and options for continuous operational improvement.

Assesses and evaluates risk.

Demonstrates creativity, innovation and ethical thinking when applying a solution for the benefit of a customer / stakeholder.

Communicates effectively, both formally and informally

Demonstrates leadership and facilitates collaboration between stakeholders who have diverse objectives.

Maintains an awareness of developments in the industry; takes initiative to keep their skills up to date and mentors colleagues.

Successful applicants

You will be awarded Chartered membership of the Irish Computer Society and will receive a Certificate of Current Competence, valid for five years. After five 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.