Alastair Revell has been appointed a membership assessor for BCS The Chartered Institute for IT. The role involves assessing applications for membership of the chartered body with other assessors and conducting interviews with applicants seeking registration as Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).
The process for becoming a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) was revised last year and now involves a three stage process, including a test of the candidate’s breadth of knowledge as a senior IT professional, a review of their professional work and an online interview with a presentation made by the candidate on their recent work.
The latest revision of the process now also includes the issue of a Certificate of Current Competence, which lasts for five years and needs to be renewed after this period. The certificate is akin to a practice certificate that is used in other professions, such as the Law.
Registration as a Chartered IT Professional (CITP) is on a par with other chartered professions, such as Chartered Accountants and Chartered Surveyors by virtue of the Royal Charter granted to BCS The Chartered Institute for IT in 1984. Candidates usually need between eight and ten year’s experience before they can apply, although formal education can reduce the amount of experience required to a minimum of five years.
Alastair Revell has also recently become a member of BCS Elite (Effective Leadership in IT). BCS Elite is the United Kingdom’s lead forum for IT Directors and Senior Managers to exchange experiences, views and expectations on how information systems should be managed to achieve business objectives. Membership is reserved to those with overall responsibility for the management of IT. Board level individuals from the IT supply and service industries and the academic and consultancy communities play a part in the Elite programme.