Professional Designation

Our Professional Designations

The ICT industry faces a critical shortfall of entrepreneurial and business skills and it does not have enough jobs for all of its experienced professionals. There is lack of people with entrepreneurial and strong management skills and experience in the ICT industry. The ICITP qualifications are designed to solve these problems.

The ICITP certifications aim to create specialized business orientated Information Technology Practitioner whom have the skills and knowledge to deal with management development challenges such as the management of technology, entrepreneurship, project management, the management of innovation, the management of people and the management of systems.

IT Certified Professional


ITCP (SA) is the entry-level designation of ICITP, designed to create specialized practitioners in Information Technology whom are practically component and have business skills. The ITCP™ designation is focused on practical competency and business skills. The ITCP™ syllabus covers core business skills such as information management, entrepreneurship, financial management, etc.

Passing the Information Technology Certified Professional™ (ITCP) board exam, makes you eligible for the Chartered Information Technology Professional® (CITP) upon meeting the board exam and practical competency requirements.

Chartered IT Professional


CITP (SA) designation is designed to create Information Technology Practitioners with high-level managerial skills (C-level Professionals) and the ability to structure and manage a large enterprise.

The CITP syllabus covers core high-level managerial skills such as strategic management, enterprise architecture, service management, solution development, implementation, etc.

ICITP Learning Partners

Ensure your training investment by selecting only authorized ICITP Training Partners. Only ICITP Authorized Learning Partners deliver the latest ICITP curriculum and authorized training relevant to the professional certification. Going through an authorized training provider ensures that you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to becoming a successful Information Technology Practitioner.

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Candidates can purchase prescribed books and study for the exams on their own.

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Test Registration and Scheduling

To schedule your exam you will first need to create a Pearson VUE account and follow the instructions given.

If you have previously taken an ICITP exam with Pearson VUE and/or already have a VUE web account, just sign in to your web account.

Please contact Pearson VUE Customer Service if you have any questions about scheduling your exam.

Important information about your exam appointment

You should arrive at the test centre at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time to complete the necessary centre sign-in procedures. If you arrive more than 15 minutes later than your scheduled start time, you may not be permitted to take the exam and you will have to schedule (and pay for) a new appointment.

Please read the information in these drop-down sections so that you are familiar with all of the requirements for sitting an exam:

ID Requirements

When you arrive at the Pearson VUE test centre on the day of your exam appointment, before being permitted to enter the exam room, you will be required to confirm your identity by presenting 2 forms of accepted ID (view the Pearson VUE ID Policy). All IDs must be current and valid (not expired). If you arrive at the test centre without the required IDs, you will not be permitted to test and you will have to schedule a new appointment.

Note: The following IDs are NOT considered acceptable for testing with Pearson VUE because they do not meet all of the necessary criteria:

  • South Africa: the South African ID Book (does not bear the signature of the holder)
  • Ghana: Electoral Commission of Ghana Voter Card (does not bear the signature of the holder)

If, after reading this information, you are unsure whether your ID meets with the requirements, or if you have additional questions, please contact Pearson VUE Customer Service.

Candidate Rules
You will be given a printed document listing the Candidate Rules. Please read the rules carefully and hand the document back to the Test Administrator. During the check-in process, when you sign your signature, you are signing to confirm that you agree to follow these rules.

After your Exam
When you have completed your exam you should raise your hand to notify the Test Administrator who will then quietly escort you out of the test room. It is important you remain as quiet as possible when entering or leaving the test room, to avoid causing a distraction to other candidates.

During the check-out process, you will receive a printed score report showing the result of your exam.



Find out more about The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals professional designation , Download the ITCP and/or CITP brochure.