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CIPS Launches New Designation for Graduates of IT University and College Programs: AITP (Associate Information Technology Professional)

CIPS is pleased to announce the official launch of our new Designation the AITP (Associate Information Technology Professional), which is targeted to recent graduates of IT related University and College programs, and signifies the beginning of their IT Professional Career.

AITP holders have successfully completed a relevant IT related program, abide by the CIPS Code of Ethics, and are committed to ongoing professional development. As AITP holders progress in their career and obtain IT professional work experience and knowledge they move along CIPS’ Certification Career Path and move towards the goal of obtaining CIPS’ I.S.P. (Information Systems Professional) and ITCP (Information Technology Certified Professional) Professional Certifications.

AITP Designation holders can use the post-nominal “AITP” after their name (i.e. John Doe AITP) and can easily share their AITP achievement with prospective employers and clients with CIPS’ New Online Certificates, allowing members to easily share their online Certificates, download them as a PDF, and post them to their LinkedIn profile.

Click Here to View an Online Example


Graduates of CIPS Accredited Programs automatically qualify for the AITP and receive One Year of FREE CIPS Membership! Apply Here:

Graduate of Non-Accredited Programs can obtain the AITP by applying for “Candidate Membership”:

To determine if your program was Accredited by CIPS please visit:

Also please be advised that a new AITP application and requirements will be released in the near future to replace the current CIPS Candidate Membership application.


For any questions regarding the AITP please send an e-mail to

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