Why CIPS …. and what does membership mean?
CIPS Alberta is the only regulated (under Provincial legislation and regulation) IT professional organization in Alberta. It exists to support the competency of its members and protect the public.
CIPS Alberta – Alberta’s Association of IT Professionals (serving Alberta and the NWT) can confer the Information Systems Professional (ISP) designation to those qualified members. Once certified, members are required to maintain their competency through recertification.
Through CIPS National, CIPS can confer the Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCP) designation, an international designation controlled by the International Federation of Information Processing (IFIP) the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3).
The ITCP is equivalence to SFIA (Skills Framework for the Information Age) Level 5. As part of a CIPS Alberta membership, members can be assessed to the skills and skill levels of SFIA at no cost.
IT is pervasive --- stand out from other IT practitioners with the regulated or international designations that CIPS offers.
(note: CIPS membership is open to all IT practitioners, students enrolled in a full time computer science or related program can apply for a free membership)