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ACS delivers a world leading, internationally recognised certification framework that provides business, government and consumers with assurance that specialist expertise has been independently assessed and validated.

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.


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.


To become a Certified Professional or a Certified Technologist, you will need to undergo a formal Certification Assessment. This assessment will analyse your skills and competencies as demonstrated by your education and experience.

An individual must be an ACS Member before applying for certification and you can apply for ACS Membership and Certification at the same time. This is a competency certification, so 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."