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CIPS hosts Japanese Ministry Delegate


On August 21, CIPS hosted a delegate from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), which manages the Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE).  Professor Takashi Sugino (Kokushikan University) visited CIPS to learn more about our professionalism program, in particular the I.S.P. and ITCP certifications.

There are approximately 1 million IT/IS workers in Japan's industry and the ITEE are skills recognition exams taken by over 500,000 workers each year. They are vendor neutral and are not a license to practice, but provide a level of assurance to organizations that IT/IS practitioners have met the minimum national standard. The exams are available currently at the entry and early career level and METI is exploring the development of a mid career exam (similar to the CIPS ITCP). In addition to the development of exams, METI is also exploring the development of a professional model; akin to the one offered by CIPS and our sister organizations the British and Australian Computer Society. The intent for METI is to adopt the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), which will be used as the foundation to measure skills, knowledge and competence.  Further consultations with CIPS will take place as the MITE professional model infrastructure matures. For more information please contact Gina van Dalen at


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