CTech and CITPNZ: Which is right for you?
Please refer to the CTech and CITPNZ pages for more detailed information.
|Suitable for:||IT Professionals in their first few years of practice with proven foundational IT/software skills and who practice professionally.||Senior IT Professionals who meet internationally agreed standards of competence, education, experience, and ethical conduct.|
|Entry requirement:||Have practiced in IT at SFIA Level 3 or higher for at least one year (in the last three) and are a full member of ITP||Can show evidence of success operating at SFIA Level 5 or above and are a full member of ITP|
|Entry guidelines:||Usually 1-3 years of experience, plus education. (Degree not necessarily reqd).||Usually 6+ years of combined education plus experience, with at least 1 at a senior level. (Degree not necessarily reqd).|
|Broad knowledge assessment:||Self-assessment against the EUCIP Core computing curriculum, covering broad knowledge of IT, or a degree accredited by ITPNZ (or a Seoul Accord signatory).||Meeting the CITP Breadth of Knowledge, evidenced by a choice of either: (1) peer review (during a videoconference interview), or (2) a degree accredited by ITPNZ or a Seoul Accord signatory.|
|Specialist knowledge:||SFIA Level 3 or above in at least one specific IT skill.||SFIA Level 5 or above in at least two specific IT skills.|
|Professional knowledge:||Self-assessment against the ITP Professional Knowledge Curriculum.||Self-assessment against the ITP Professional Knowledge Curriculum (with questions during the teleconference interview).|
|Competency and Responsibility:||Meet requirements of SFIA Level 3.||Meet requirements of SFIA Level 5.|
|Character requirements:||Application supported by one IT Professional in good standing, plus publication of applicant's name and no serious or repeated dishonesty-related criminal convictions.||Application supported by two IT Professionals in good standing, plus publication of applicant's name and no serious or repeated dishonesty-related criminal convictions.|
|Assessment process:||Paper-based assessment by ITP Assessment Team.||Paper-based application and teleconference interview with facilitator and subject expert.|
|Ongoing CPD Requirements:||At least 10 hours of continuing professional development per year.||At least 30 hours of continuing professional development per year.|
||$95 incl GST||$395 incl GST|
|Annual cost:||$100 incl GST||$195 incl GST|
|= Total in year 1:||$195 incl GST||$590 incl GST|
|Apply:||Apply for CTech||Apply for CITPNZ|