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Be an Industry Rep on the BTM Accreditation Team!


The Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow’s ICT Skills (CCICT), in partnership with CIPS, has now launched the Business Technology Management (BTM) program accreditation service. The BTM Accreditation Council (BTMAC) is looking for volunteers who wish to become actively engaged in accreditation of BTM post-secondary programs by serving as an accreditor on a visitation team. Through your involvement you will help assure that the accreditation assessment reflects the needs and expectations of key external constituents. You will gain insight into the characteristics and trends in BTM education; and benefit from interaction with committed peers from higher education and industry.

Accreditation teams consist of two academics and one person from industry. The school under consideration will prepare a comprehensive questionnaire and a two-day fact finding visit is scheduled. The team members write a report which is then presented to the Council for consideration. All accreditors complete the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada online course on accreditation. Prior to the visit, accreditors spend a few hours reading the materials submitted by the school. There will be the two-day visit (coordinated around the school’s and accreditors’ availability) after which each accreditor is assigned a report writing duty (approximately ½ a day).

BTMAC accreditors are expected to serve a three-year term commitment. Accreditors are typically assigned to one campus visit each year between September and April. All program evaluators will not receive an assignment each year as the scheduling is based on the demand for accreditation services. If you’d like to be a industry representative on an accreditation team, contact Gina van Dalen, with a brief description of your professional background. We’ll follow up by phone to fill you in on the program specifics.


CIPS Corporate Partners

The following organizations support CIPS' commitment to professionalism, ethics, and high standards for the I.T. professionCIPS thanks all its partners for their contribution. Become a CIPS Corporate Partner Today! - Send an email to

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