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Why Become a Certified Professional and Certified Technologist

Friday, 16 Dec 2016

ACS was the first international computer society to become accredited under International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3). As such, ACS members attaining Certified Professional status are also entitled to use the IP3 post-nominal IP3P.

ACS professional certifications are technology agnostic, recognising transferable skills and competencies. Applicants must also commit to a code of ethics, a code of professional practice, and continuing professional development (CPD).

CPD is mandatory for all certified ACS members. Certified Professionals (CP) must complete 30 CPD hours per year, while Certified Technologists (CT) must complete and report 20 CPD hours each year. Upon being awarded either certification, applicants may download the applicable logo below to include on their business cards.

Certified ACS members must be able to demonstrate if requested, their commitment to professional development through written evidence of their CPD activities.

Why Become a Certified Professional or Certified Technologist?

Stand-out from the crowd

A certification assessment from ACS demonstrates your skills and knowledge in the marketplace against an independent, and internationally recognised benchmark. ACS has undertaken formal skills assessment of nearly 100,000 ICT professionals over the last decade assuring your customers and employer of your skills and knowledge you hold.

Be the Trusted Advisor to your clients

Certification means you hold the primacy of the public interest at the centre of your approach, working by the ACS code of ethics, and committed to continuing to build your skills and knowledge base.

Best position yourself for career success

ACS employment surveys consistently demonstrate that Certified Professionals earn more than those holding vendor certifications alone.

Prepare for the jobs that don’t yet exist

Don’t try to pick winners in the next disruptive technology stakes. ACS certification is technology agnostic, vendor agnostic and focuses on transferrable skills and relevance to employers and your customers.

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