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Professional certification and qualifications

Enhance your skills and progress your career with our internationally recognised and industry relevant certification and qualifications.

  • Professional Certification
    Our internationally recognised and industry relevant certification supports your specific skills and career development. Our certification portfolio spans the breadth of IT and covers 10 subject areas including IT service management, software testing, business analysis and sustainable IT. 
  • Higher Education Qualifications
    Our Higher Education Qualifications (HEQ) are developed in consultation with employers and offer an alternative route to an IT honours degree. The highest level qualification, the Professional Graduate Diploma (PGD) in IT, provides a route to postgraduate study at many UK universities.


Membership underpins your credibility and shows you take your profession seriously. Over 75,000 members are helping us to shape the profession. By joining the Institute you become part of that.

Chartered status

Chartered status demonstrates your professionalism, integrity and dedication to the industry. Set yourself apart with our Chartered registrations.

Professional development

As your professional body, we are committed to providing a range of professional development services to help you strengthen your career.

  • Careers advice
    We can offer you sound careers advice, whatever your area of expertise. Our articles include hints and tips for getting the job you want now and the one you’re aiming for in the years to come.
  • Publications
    We publish books, magazine and journals to increase your knowledge, provide you with best practice and help you pass exams. With access to a wealth of industry experts, our dynamic editorial team is uniquely placed to keep you at the cutting edge of IT.
  • Continuing professional development
    With ever increasing demands being made on IT professionals, it makes sense to continually upgrade your skills and knowledge. The Institute provides the tools to support your ongoing development including SFIAplus - our globally recognised skills, training and development standard.