The Irish Computer Society brings the IT professionals of Ireland together in one, influential professional body. When you join this professional body, your voice is added to the voice of IT professionals in Ireland, who make up the ICS. IT Professionals in Ireland include a wide range of specialist roles and technologies, including IT architecture, service management, digital health, data analytics, academia and business analysis.

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How to become an ICS member

Membership of the ICS is open to all IT professionals in Ireland. There is a membership profile for all stages of a profession career.
Select the membership profile that best suits the stage you are at in your career journey.

New to the IT industry?

If you’re just starting out in your IT career or studying to work in the IT industry these options are for you:

Student membership

Student membership provides the full range of professional body benefits to you during your education years. It is available to undergraduates or apprentices in a relevant, technological -related field of study.

Affiliate membership

Affiliate membership is a step on the way to full professional membership. Being a member of ICS is a strategic decision which brings networking, professional development opportunities, and allows members to contribute to opinion and thought leadership activities of the professional body.

Established in your career?

If you’re working in the industry, demonstrate your IT expertise and have a knowledge of best practise these are the options for you:

Professional membership

Professional membership of the ICS is the hallmark of an IT professional. It is designed for and differentiates established IT professionals from new entrants embarking on the early stages of career progression. Professional members are respected practitioners, expert in their domain, with significant education and training, and a track-record of relevant employment that demonstrates proficiency and competence in the IT field

ICS Fellows

ICS Fellows are some of the most senior and respected professionals in the field of IT. To be awarded this grade you’ll have to display a significant contribution to the IT profession, industry or society.

Corporate Scheme

Corporate Schemes - benefit from the rewards of professionalism by investing in your teams development and symbolise your company’s commitment to promoting ethical standards and IT professionalism by joining our Corporate Scheme. (

Benefits of an ICS membership

Membership is your first step towards professional recognition. Demonstrate your commitment to the industry and keep up-to-date with new developments and news by becoming a member. ICS membership also gives you a wide range of benefits including:

Learning and career support:

  • CPD tracking and take ownership of your own professional development with our CPD tool – CareerPlus
  • Access a range of specialist courses, conferences and events at discounted prices
  • Identify and unlock the talent you have for new projects by assessing your skills against international standards
  • Prove the value you deliver with the IT Capability Maturity Framework toolbox*

Peer support and up-to-date knowledge:

  • Stay up-to-date with relevant news and events
  • Policy positions and updates
  • Network opportunities with peers
  • Events and webinars
  • Special interest groups
  • Speaking opportunities