The CIPS vision for the IT profession includes the following:

  • The knowledge base for entry into the profession has been well defined
  • Common and clear professional standards for the profession are supported by a peer monitoring system
  • Access to a nationally (and internationally) recognized comprehensive competence framework
  • Relevant qualification products for entry into the profession are available
  • Professional status is based on a defined set of recognized professional qualifications
  • Standard requirements for continuous professional development (CPD) are subject to validation
  • IT is recognized and valued as a strategic element of business and the broader community
  • IT professionals are represented through CIPS as the single coordinated voice of the profession