CIPS Alberta is a member of CIPS (the national organization) and through that membership has international liaisons.
CIPS (National) has a long history of global engagement with the overarching goal of promoting and improving the quality of computing education worldwide. CIPS is a founding member of the International Federation of Processing Societies (IFIP), the International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3), Institute for Certification of Computing Professionals (ICCP), and the Seoul Accord.
CIPS supports improving the quality of computing education worldwide in a number of ways:
- Participates in the mutual recognition of accrediting systems via Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRA);
- Recognizes the substantial equivalency of academic programs;
- Directs the accreditation of academic programs by CIPS outside Canada