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Entry Routes to the I.S.P.

Not sure which route to apply under? Use the CIPS Certification Wizard or Let us provide a recommendation by sending an email to info@cips.ca

Relevant Post-Secondary Education Plus Experience Routes

  Education Experience (years)
A) i.

Accredited * 4-year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS, BTM)

2
  ii.

Accredited * 3-year University  

3
  iii.

Accredited 4-year University (Interdisciplinary programs)

7
B) i.

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

4
  ii.

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

5
C) i.

Accredited 3-year College/Technical Program

4
  ii.

Accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

5
  iii.

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

6
  iv.

Non-accredited 2-year College/Technical Program

7
D)  

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

7

Exam Routes

E) i.

ICCP Examinations

5
E) ii.

British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma Level Exams

5
E) iii.

British Computer Society (BCS) Professional Graduate Level Exams

4

Demonstrated BOK Mastery Entry Routes

F) i. I.T. Leader Route

Demonstration of an established career in IT (generally not less than 12 years) and a proven management achievement over a period of not less than four years in a senior management position. Responsible for IT strategies, resources, and operations at the organizational level. Directed at applicants who hold a non-IT university degree, but possess the required experience to practice in the field.

 

  ii. Established Academic Route

Demonstration of an established academic career, both as a teacher and as a researcher, and contributed service to their discipline and or profession. Typically, the individual will be at the rank of at least Associate Professor, or be eligible to hold this rank.

 

  iii.

Established IT Professionals - Demonstrated Equivalency Route

Demonstration of appropriate mastery of the BOK.

Experience Only Route (must have entered the field prior to 1976)

      Experience
G)  

Professional experience (Must have entered the field prior to 1976)

12
         

 
* Applicants who have graduated from an accredited computing program recognized under the Seoul Accord will be assessed as being equivalent to applicants from CIPS accredited undergraduate computing programs.

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