Do you have the minimum required years of IT professional work experience listed below?


Yes = Apply under the ITCP “Education Plus Experience Route”


No = Apply for I.S.P. Certification First


The following lists the required years of IT professional based on your IT education. To determine if your program was Accredited by CIPS please visit: cips.ca/accredited*.

EducationMinimum years of Professional Experience at SFIA Level 4Plus:
Demonstrated understanding of how I.T. fits within the organization model; 
2 years of recent demonstrated capability to operate at SFIA Level 5
2 years of recent demonstrated competence at SFIA Level 5 in one or more areas I.T. specialization
Accredited 4-year University (C.Sc. or S.E.)1
Accredited 4-year University (Interdisciplinary Programs)6
Accredited 3-year University (C.Sc. or S.E.)2
Non-accredited 4-year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S.)3
Non-accredited 3 year University Degree (Computer Science, Software Engineering, M.I.S.)5
Accredited 3-year College/Technical Program3
Accredited 2-year College/Technical Program4
Non-accredited 3-year Public/Private College/Technical Program5
Non-accredited 2-year College/Technical Program6
Accredited one-year post-graduate I.T. program6
ICCP Examinations Leading to CCP (or equivalent)4
British Computer Society (BCS) Diploma Level Exams4
British Computer Society (BCS) Professional Graduate Level Exams3

*Applicants who have graduated from an accredited IT program recognized under the Seoul Accord are also recognized as accredited.