Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of 1,000 hours of IT professional work experience during the 12 months prior to applying for the I.S.P. or ITCP designation(s). 

The following guidelines are used when assessing individuals who are unemployed:

  • Must meet one of the existing categories for the I.S.P. or ITCP designation
  • Must have an average of 1000 hours per year of professional work experience in three (3) years prior to becoming unemployed. Maximum unemployment period is one (1) year.
  • Must show evidence of effort to maintain currency while unemployed (e.g. relevant courses and reading, relevant volunteer work, etc.).
  • Must show evidence of actively looking for work.