Those that have successfully been awarded CITPNZ may use the logo and statements below to promote themselves as Chartered IT Professionals, however there are some caveats around usage.
This page lists the conditions around usage of CITPNZ post nominals, usage of the CITPNZ logos, statements about CITPNZ accreditation, and some examples.
Usage of post nominals
As a Chartered IT Professional awarded by IT Professionals NZ, you may use either the CITPNZ or CITP post nominal but not both at the same time.
We recommend using CITPNZ within New Zealand, however the shorter CITP may be more recognised to an international audience.
The post nominal should be used in conjunction with, and following, your ITP professional member designation.
- Fred Smith, MIITP CITPNZ (recommended)
- Patricia Brown, BSc, MIITP CITPNZ
- Maxwell Smart, MIITP CITP
Please contact the Certification Team if you need further information about post nominal usage.
Usage of logos
Those with Chartered IT Professional NZ may utilise the CITPNZ logos if they agree to the following conditions. They may also utilise the international generic CITP logo on the same basis.
- The CITPNZ Logo cannot be used in reference to any individual not currently listed on the CITPNZ Registry. If an individual is removed from the Registry for any reason usage of the logo must cease immediately.
- The CITPNZ Logo can only be used in such a way as to be seen to be in reference to a specific named individual. For instance, within close proximity to an individual's profile on a website (rather than just placed anywhere on a website, unless it's a personal website), or on their personal business card or stationary.
- The CITPNZ Logo may only be used as an "additional" or "supporting" logo, and only in deference to an organisation's primary logo. For instance, a Chartered IT Professional may not create a business card with CITPNZ as the primary logo or branding.
- The CITPNZ Logo cannot be used in such a way as to indicate that any individual or organisation is representing ITP, CITPNZ, or any organisation or group associated with CITPNZ.
- CITPNZ is a certification for individuals, not organisations. The CITPNZ Logo cannot be used in any way to indicate that an organisation (whether it be a company, non-profit, partnership, or any other entity) is in any way accredited or certified with CITPNZ.
- The CITPNZ Logo may not be joined, modified, distorted, or changed in any way.
- The CITPNZ Logo must have whitespace above and below it equivalent to 1/3 of its height, and to the left and right equivalent to 1/3 of its width.
- Where appropriate, the name associated with the CITPNZ logo should include the "CITPNZ" post nominal (although this is not mandatory).
- ITP is the sole and undisputed owner of the CITPNZ Logo, and ownership of its likeness does not transfer, explicitly or implied, when usage of the Logo is granted.
- The CITPNZ Logo should not be used in any other way that could be seen to defeat the purpose, integrity or intention of the usage of the logo.
- ITP has sole right to determine whether usage is appropriate, and usage of the Logo must be removed or changed at the request of ITP.
- Those awarded with CITP by a body other than ITP NZ may not use the CITPNZ logo. CITPNZ extends the CITP standard in several ways, for instance by requiring current competency to retain chartered status. Those awarded CITP by other bodies may transfer them to ITP, after which they may use the CITPNZ logo.
In short, simply follow the rule of common sense when using the logo, ensure it is only being used to promote a Chartered IT Professional NZ awarded by ITP, and not any other person or organisation, and that it is not used in such a way as to imply representation.
We would strongly recommend having ITP check off any material before printing. Simply send a proof to ITP and we will come back to you promptly with an approval or changes. This will remove the possibility of having to reprint material found not to meet the criteria.
Statements about CITPNZ
Chartered IT Professionals awarded by ITP may make statements regarding their accreditation. Some approved examples are included below, however these may be customised provided they meet the following conditions.
Examples of where statements might appear is on email signatures, in tender documents or quotes to clients, on websites, and on other marketing material.
Making such statements is encouraged, however any statement must meet the following criteria:
- Any statement made must be clearly in reference to an individual currently listed on the CITPNZ Registry. If an individual is removed from the Registry for any reason any statements must be removed (where practicable).
- Any statement made may only be used in such a way as to be seen to be in reference to a specific named individual. For instance, within close proximity to an individual's profile on a website (rather than just placed anywhere on a website, unless it's a personal website), or on their personal business card or stationary.
- No statement should be worded in such a way as to indicate that any individual or organisation is representing ITP, CITPNZ, or any organisation or group associated with CITPNZ.
- CITPNZ is a certification for individuals, not organisations. No statement should in any way to indicate that an organisation (whether it be a company, non-profit, partnership, or any other entity) is in any way accredited or certified with CITPNZ.
- Where appropriate, the name associated with any statement should include the "CITPNZ" post-nominal (although this is not mandatory).
- No statement may be made in reference to a particular project or piece of work unless a Chartered IT Professional awarded by ITP has sole (or joint with another Chartered IT Professional) responsibility and accountability for that work.
- No statement may be made in relation to previously holding CITPNZ or having applied for CITPNZ, unless the individual is currently on the Register. For example, you may not say "John Smith was awarded CITPNZ in 2009." if the registration has since lapsed.
- No statement should be made that in any way defeats the purpose, integrity or intention of CITPNZ.
- Statements must include a link to the ITP certification website, itp.nz/certification, for more information and to view the Registry.
- ITP has sole right to determine whether a statement regarding CITPNZ is appropriate, and the Chartered IT Professional must remove or change a statement made at the request of ITP.
ITP strongly recommends sending a draft of any proposed statement to the ITP Certification Team prior to usage.
Examples of Approved Statements
Here are some examples of approved statements:
Context: Email Signature
The following could be used as a line an an email signature:
John Smith has been independently certified as a Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) by IT Professionals NZ, the professional body of the IT sector in New Zealand. More information at itp.nz/certification
Context: Tender response or customer Quotation
The following could be used within a Tender document or customer quotation, however must be in reference to a specific named individual and not the company as a whole:
Independent Certification of Key Staff
John Smith, who has overall responsibility and accountability for the deliverables of this project, has been independently certified as a Chartered IT Professional NZ (CITPNZ) by IT Professionals NZ, the professional body of the IT sector in New Zealand.
CITPNZ is the professional accreditation for senior IT Professionals in New Zealand, and includes a comprehensive assessment of the professional competency, skills and knowledge appropriate for senior IT Professionals accountable and responsible for their work and that of others.
You will be notified in writing if the responsibility for the deliverables of this project moves to another individual, or if John's CITPNZ accreditation lapses before this project is complete.
Please see itp.nz/certification for more information.
Please contact ITP to discuss your proposed usage.
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