The Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) applied to the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) for recognition as a professional body and for the registration of two (2) professional designations on the National Qualifications Framework in terms of the NQF Act, Act 67 of 2008. SAQA evaluated the application against the Policy and Criteria for Recognising a Professional Body and Registering a Professional Designation for the Purpose of the NFQ Act.
The Institute has no working agreements with other professional bodies apart from the working relationships with various institutions for purposes of continuing professional development activities for its designees. Some of these institutions include:
Internationally, ICITP has formed strong networks and strategic alliances with the global bodies through collaborations. These bodies are:
- Hong Kong Computer Society.
- Institute of IT professionals, New Zealand.
iii. Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI), Canada and USA.
- Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria.
The rationale for these affiliations is to deliver the benefits to the ICITP members such as to:
- Encourage IT research design and development as a vehicle for engaging the global knowledge industry.
- Establish a vibrant medium for the consistent propagation of IT innovation and awareness creation for the two countries.
iii. Create for ICITP members a synergy that will make their certification and professionalism to be globally accepted.
iv. To build a drive that will encourage, facilitate, promote knowledge and equip ICITP members to aspire globally