Canada’s only legally recognized designation for IT professionals, I.S.P. status provides clients and employers with trusted assurance of an IT professional’s knowledge and technical background. I.S.P. standing has been granted in Canada since 1989, and is legislated as a self-regulating designation in six provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia).
Introduced in 2008, the ITCP (Information Technology Certified Professional) designation recognizes senior IT professionals and academics who have demonstrated an ability to apply their business and organizational experience in additional to their IT knowledge.
The pre-professional AITP designation and Candidate Membership is the first step to obtaining Professional I.S.P. status. Candidate Members have recently completed a relevant IT University or College education program, but don’t yet have the required experience for the Professional I.S.P. designation.