Why become a Certified Technologist?
With CTech you can show employers, colleagues, friends and family that you're serious about professionalism in IT and gain the recognition you deserve.
Employers, government, the business community and the public are looking for ways to differentiate IT professionals who are experienced, knowledgeable, and who operate based on a principle of ethics - the same principles that underpin professional accreditation in most other professions.
Get recognised as a professional
Certified Technologist is not a technical or vendor certification, but a qualification that demonstrates professional practice. Certified Technologists:
- adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct
- continue to develop themselves professionally
- demonstrate they can achieve results.
As an evidence-based accreditation, unlike many other certifications CTech can't be learnt from a textbook. CTech recognises IT Professionals in the first few years of their career that can do, not just talk. Only those who have achieved proven results and with the right mix of experience and educational foundation can achieve Certified Technologist and the recognition that goes with it.
Employers will be looking for CTech on your CV
Certified Technologist accreditation indicates an IT professional meets fundamental standards of competence, education, experience, and ethical conduct. This is an evidence-based qualification and usually requires 3-4 years of combined education and industry experience.
Certified Technologists may use the CTech post nominal after their name (eg John Smith CTech). CTechs are instantly recognised in New Zealand and around the world as IT Professionals who achieve results.
Research has shown that on average, those holding professional accreditation like CTech earn 15.2% more on average than those who don't - and 11.4% more than vendor certs alone. Certified Technologist will make a difference to your CV.
Promote your professionalism
As a Certified Technologist, you'll have the tools provided to promote your commitment to professionalism, for example:
- Use of the CTech post nominal (eg John Smith CTech)
- Use of logos for email signatures, websites, business cards, stationary, etc
- Text that can be used by your employer for quotations, tender documents, etc that help create a point of difference
- Text that can be used to meet the needs of government RFP responses calling for evidence of competency
ITP also actively promotes Certified Technologist in New Zealand. Promotion includes large billboards, online advertising, promotion through media comment and advocacy direct to Government.
CTech also makes a statement about the sort of person you are. Certified Technologists show that they support professionalism and believe IT professionals should be just that - professionals.
Ready to apply for CTech?
Ready to apply? The main application is submitted online and you can complete this over time. The online process will guide you through the application process and you can submit your application when you're ready.