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We deliver a world leading, internationally recognised certification framework providing business, government and consumers with assurance that specialist expertise has been independently assessed and validated.

Become a Certified Professional or Certified Technologist


ACS was the first computer society to be accredited under International Professional Practice Partnership (IP3). As a member, if you attain a Certified Professional status, you can use the post-nominal IP3P and download the applicable logo below for your business stationery.

ACS professional certifications are technology agnostic, recognising transferable skills and competencies. Once certified, you need to comply with the Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Practice and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) which is mandatory.

Certified Professionals (CP) must complete 30 CPD hours per year.

Certified Technologists (CT) must complete 20 CPD hours each year.

Certified members may be requested to demonstrate commitment to professional development via written evidence of CPD activities. 


Certified Professional
ACS Cyber Security Certification
Certified Technologist
ACS Cyber Security Certification


To become a CP or CT, a formal certification assessment is required to determine your skills and competencies in light of your education and experience. 

To apply for certification you need to be an ACS member – you can apply for both at the same time.

Being competency based certifications there are no exams or study required. 

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Steve Godbee

Chief Information Officer – Australia and New Zealand, IBM Australia


"ICT practitioners can be recognised both nationally and internationally as true professionals, through meeting and maintaining a global standard of ICT professionalism. This is a major step forward for the ICT profession and something we should all capitalise on."



Raymond Frangie, MACS CP (Cyber Security)

Senior Cyber Security Consultant, Norman Disney & Young, A Tetra Tech Company

The first thing clients and recruiters ask for, are industry certifications to demonstrate competency for the job. As with ICT in general, when it comes to Cyber Security certifications, the choices are vast, but most fail to address the “business" aspect of being certified. The Cyber Security specialism from ACS is the only certification that can address this, by targeting the business skills required, in accordance with the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). As an ACS member and the first ACS Certified Professional (Cyber Security) in New South Wales, I can confidently demonstrate that I have both the technical skills and business skills to perform successfully in any project or organisation. A combination that keeps me in demand, and an essential differentiator in today’s competitive landscape.