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ITCP Education Plus Experience Route

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ITCP applicants must meet these entry criteria:

This entry route for the ITCP designation applies to individuals who have completed an Information Technology (IT) post-secondary education and have accumulated a certain number of years of ITCP relevant professional experience.  The years of required experience depends on the type of educational background the applicant has. CIPS will recognize relevant education completed at a CIPS accredited or CIPS non-accredited program.

Education Plus Experience Route

 

Education

Minimum years of Professional Experience at SFIA Level 4

Plus

  • Demonstrated understanding of how I.T. fits within the organization model; and  
  • Two years of recent demonstrated capability to operate at SFIA Level 5 (or equivalent) or above; and   
  • Two years of recent demonstrated competence at SFIA Level 5 in one or more areas I.T. specialization
Accredited 4-year University (C.Sc. or S.E.)

1

Accredited 4-year University (Interdisciplinary Programs)

6

Accredited 3-year University

2

Non-accredited 4-year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S.)

3

Non-accredited 3 year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S.)

5

Accredited 3-year College/Technical Program

3

Accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

4

Non-accredited 3-year Public/Private College/Technical Program

5

Non-accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

6

Accredited one-year post-graduate I.T. program

6

ICCP Examinations Leading to CCP (or equivalent)

4

British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma Level Exams

4

British Computer Society (BCS) Professional Graduate Level Exams

3