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Achieve Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status

CITP is the benchmark of IT excellence. Holding Chartered status reflects your integrity, professionalism and dedication to your work.

ICS is the awarding body of CITP status in Ireland. Chartered status is open to those with significant experience in the industry.


  • You can use the post-nominal letters CITP and the Chartered IT Professional logo
  • You can be part of a global public register of leading IT professionals
  • It’s proof you’re one of the best in the business at what you do
  • Chartership is an internationally recognised qualification
  • Shows you have signed up to a code of conduct and have gone through a rigorous application process
  • Validates Current Competence
  • How to join?
  • Joining couldn’t be more straightforward.
  • There are three stages to becoming a Chartered IT Professional:
  • 1.   Apply with your current CV and a completed form which details your autonomy, influence, complexity and business skills. You’ll also need to provide details of a supporter who can validate your application (a client or colleague who has known you for at least three years)
  • 2.  You will need to prepare a personal statement detailing your experience against the criteria set out in the CITP Standard within the areas of autonomy, influence, complexity of work, business skills and breadth of knowledge.
  • 3.  You’ll be invited to an online interview, where you can present on your area of IT specialism and will be asked some questions about your experience.
  •   Have some more questions?
    Find out more in our CITP section here.
  • Am I eligible?
  •    There is no minimum length of practice required before applying for CITP. The last three must have been in a challenging and complex position where you have significant influence and responsibility. Find out more here.
Karen Forte, Allianz