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

ICITPĀ® 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 ICITPĀ® 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

ICITPĀ® 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 whatā€™s happening in the sector. Seminars, expos and conferences also offer excellent networking and research opportunities with other industry practitioners and ICITPĀ® 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

ICITPĀ® 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

ICITPĀ® 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.

Specialised MasterClass

ICITPĀ® provides a framework for associate candidates to access various MasterClasses for any of the subject areas of Information Technology. For career development, for acquisition of new skills for existing IT practitioners and to produce more streamlined professionals.

Information & Advice

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