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BCS announces CITP agreement with IBM

11 January 2017 - BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT has signed a new agreement with IBM. The agreement sees the IBM professional certifications awarded to its IT Architects and IT Specialists recognised towards the award of Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status.


CITP status - the benchmark of IT excellence - provides independent verification of skills and competence, as well as professionalism, leadership and management capabilities. The Register of Chartered IT Professionals is maintained and published by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.


Jeremy Barlow, Director of Standards at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT says: “We are really pleased to be working with IBM to accredit their IT Architects and IT Specialists. The alignment of IBM’s certifications with CITP is key step in establishing the standard as a benchmark for the IT profession.”


Rashik Parmar MBE, IBM Technical Executive - Europe and IBM Distinguished Engineer said: “We are delighted to announce this agreement with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. It marks a new chapter in the long-standing relationship between the Institute and IBM and demonstrates our commitment to IT professionalism. Chartered status is proof that you are one of the best in the business. It provides our employees with the ability to validate their professional development and will benefit both them and our organisation.”


The CITP standard has been developed in consultation with public and private sector employers and the academic community. Holding CITP status reflects integrity, professionalism and dedication. Those reaching this status are recognised in a formal listing of Chartered IT Professionals on a register available to employers and clients - via the BCS website.


BCS supports IT professionals throughout their careers, helping them to demonstrate, maintain and develop their competence and knowledge.


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