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Information Systems Professional (ISP)

This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
Mississauga, Se Canada
Phone: 1-877-275-2477
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: Not available               

This is a Canadian certification that is recognized by law in six provinces (efforts for legislation in other provinces are on-going). It covers a broad spectrum of IT expertise.

Initial Requirements:
You must demonstrate mastery of the CIPS Body of Knowledge (BOK) and agree to adhere to the CIPS Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. You must also be a CIPS member, be sponsored by two relevant sponsors and have a minimum of 1000 hours of professional work experience during the 12 months prior to submitting your application.

There are several routes to achieving ISP status: Academic Route, IT Industry Leader Route, Established IT Professionals Route, Education Plus Experience Route, Exam Route, Professional Experience Only Route (Must have entered the field prior to 1976) and Upgrade from Candidate Membership to I.S.P.

Continuing Requirements:
Initially, you must obtain 300 education credits and spend 3000 hours on IT professional level activities over a three year period. You must then submit a statement showing you have achieved the required credits. After a three year period, you must submit an annual statement showing you have achieved the required credits.

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