The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals, ICITP, is a SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) recognized professional body according to the NQF Act of 2008.

CCEUP-SA is a work-readiness IT certification. It offers a solid foundation in Information Technology practice and demonstrates the holder’s competence as an adept and capable digital practitioner. CCEUP-SA is accessible to candidates with Information Technology fundamental skills and the ability to provide elementary support to end-users in a business environment.

A thorough analysis and appraisal of the National CAT/IT curriculum by ICITP revealed that matriculants who passed CAT/IT possess fundamental IT skills that make them eligible for Entry Level Practitioner status in the IT industry, however until now there has not been any industry recognition for these skills, making it impossible for CAT/IT educated youths to find gainful employment.

In light of this, the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP), in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg (UJ), developed the CCEUP-SA certification to enhance the employability of digitally learned matriculants, reduce the youth unemployment rate, promote lifelong learning and empower young South Africans by preparing them for the 4th Industrial Revolution, as prescribed by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

University of Johannesburg CCEUP Master Class

The CCEUP-SA Masterclass is a five day immersive, practical learning and work readiness training programme at the University of Johannesburg’s Doornfontein Campus. It includes extensive digital content, interactive class activities, practical assignments and live presentations. Candidates will also receive expert advice on the basics of starting a business venture.

Our Target

All Matriculants, past, and present who have passed or are currently studying CAT/IT at matric level qualify for the CCEUP-SA certification. The certification is awarded after the candidate undergoes the Recognition of Prior Learning process, and thereafter successfully completes a 5-day CCEUP-SA Masterclass at the University of Johannesburg.


  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Copy of Matric Certificate/Statement of Results (Indicating a PASS in CAT/IT)
  • Updated CV (If Applicable)
  • Contactable References (If Applicable)

Induction Ceremony

After the successful completion of the Masterclass, candidates will be presented with their CCEUP-SA certificates and officially inducted into the IT Industry at an Induction Ceremony attended by various industry leaders, delegates and stakeholders at the University of Johannesburg


CCEUP (SA) is a practical, work-ready foundational certification. This entry-level IT certification offers a solid foundation in Information Technology practice and shows the holder’s capability as a competent digital practitioner. CCEUP (SA) is accessible to candidates with Information Technology fundamental skills and with the ability to provide elementary support to end-users.

CCEUP (SA) certificate holders play a key support role for computer end-users in any organization, they can competently work across all sectors of the economy to improve organizational productivity and efficiency. CCEUP (SA) certification enables the candidate to  occupy diverse roles including:

  • End-Users Support

  • Data Capturer

  • Receptionist

  • Office Secretary

  • Office Administrator

  • Personal Assistant

  • Messenger (Public/ Private Sector)

  • Administrative Officer

  • Admin Clerk

  • Applications support

  • Help desk operator

  • Maintenance support

  • Desktop Publisher

  • Software Developer

  • Programmer