Consolidate All Your Credentials
& Vendor Certifications

ICITP® recognises your skills acquired through other short skills programmes or OEM & Vendor certifications. ICITP will capture & combine all your verifiable competencies with the ITCP(SA) designation that is locally recognised & registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

IT Certified Professional

The ITCP(SA) designation is an instantly recognisable badge across the Media, Information and Communication Technology (MICT) sectors and in organisations of every shape and size in South Africa and Internationally. It demonstrates that you have completed the (i) IT Certified Professional, ITCP(SA) Board Exam and ICITP’s (ii) Practical Experience Requirement (PER) and

  • Sets you apart as a certified/qualified Information Technology Practitioner and shows your commitment to high ethical and professional values and to lifelong learning.
  • Gives you the opportunity to choose where you work - in any sector, anywhere in the world.
  • Increases your employability because employers recognise the value that the ITCP designation brings to their business.
  • Keeps you at the top of the IT profession.

Awarding Criteria

For the Professional Designation to be awarded, professionals must comply with the following minimum requirements: Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification:

Underlying Registered Qualification or Part Qualification

Any one of the following qualifications
Diploma in Information Technology / Information Systems / Computer Science / Computer Engineering at NQF Level 6 Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology/ Information Systems / Computer Science / Computer Engineering at NQF Level 7 Bachelor's Degree in Accounting / Business / Engineering / Mathematics / Sciences / Statistics at NQF Level 7 Bachelor's Degree in an unrelated field at NQF Level 7

ITCP (SA) Benefits

of a professional designation & membership

Most specializations and industries have a professional body, normally an association or institute, which people with the appropriate background, experience or qualifications can join. What can you gain by joining such a body? Here are some of the potential benefits that membership can offer.

Professional Recognition

ICITP® has an assessment process that applicants must pass before they are granted membership. This means that, once you have demonstrated that you have the requisite experience, qualifications and skills, you may join the institution and add the appropriate letters to your CV and business card. Membership shows that you have reached a certain level of expertise in your profession, and adds to your credibility. 

Independent Verification

This means you have been independently verified by ICITP® as competent practitioner of the Industry, who is committed to personal, career and professional development. This independent verification is accompanied by a #Practise Number, which can be used to confirm membership and build trust with the public and various stakeholders.

Networking Opportunities

ICITP® offers both free or discounted networking and professional development events that you can attend, which will be useful for making new contacts and learning more about what’s happening in the sector. Seminars, expos and conferences also offer excellent networking and research opportunities with other industry practitioners and ICITP® members at all levels of management. If you wish to raise your profile you can volunteer to join committees and help organise events.

Marketing Opportunities

ICITP® offers an opportunity for members to expose their work, products, services or portfolios, through various channels such as its social platforms, membership database and publications. So if you are working on something you may find other like minded professionals to collaborate with or find clients interested in your products or services

Career Development

ICITP® offers career development programmes, training courses, Masterclasses and assessments. CPD credentials can be used for maintaining membership, personal & career development, and may be used for workplace advancement & key performance indicators for performance appraisal with your current employment.

Information & Advice

ICITP® offers access to industry news, surveys, reports, updates, news letters, career information, jobs, and details of events.

Consolidate All Your Credentials & Vendor Certifications

ICITP® recognises your skills acquired through other short skills programmes or OEM & Vendor certifications that are not locally recognised & registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)

International Board Exam

This refers to the summative assessment requirement that a candidate must attempt & submit to ICITP. The International Board Exam is accessible worldwide through Pearson VUE Testing Centers. A candidate must register at to locate the most convenient center to sit for their exam. The exam duration is 120 minutes, 100 multiple choice questions

Register an account & log-in

Select & schedule an exam date

Checkout to finalise your booking.

Attempt the exam, exam results & transcript will be provided immediately after completion

Submit exam transcript to ICITP


Body of Knowledge

The IT Certified Professional, ITCP(SA), professional status may be acquired & awarded through,

  • The Body of Knowledge (BOK) & International Board Exam or
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

The Body of Knowledge (BOK

This refers to the competencies a candidate will need to study & possess, that will be tested in the board exam. A candidate can self study or seek training from an

ICITP trusted & accredited training provider

How do I acquire my study material?

The Body of Knowledge (BOK) study material can be found at

(i) register an account & log-in (ii) search for book titles (iii) check out to place order