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IITP membership grades

IITP membership is simple. Whether you're a student, seasoned IT professional or industry new entrant, there are three membership grades to choose from:

Associate and Member

Within these grades IITP offers discounted membership for students, new industry entrants, retired members and school teachers (see costs).

Full members and Fellows are able to use post nominals MIITP and FIITP (eg John Smith BSc, MIITP)

Note that the criteria and details on this page are a guide only

Please refer to the IITP Bylaws for definitions & full details of eligibility criteria for grades.


Associate

Associate is usually the entry point to IITP membership, and is generally for professionals new to the Institute or in the first few years of their professional career.

Associates make a commitment to professionalism, agree to abide by the IITP Code of Ethics, and commit to continue to develop themselves professionally.

Associates Can:
Associates Commit To:
Eligibility:
Anyone who agrees to abide by the IITP Code of Ethics may join the Institute as an Associate.
Cost:
See the membership costs page for details
Application Process:

You can start the application process online now.

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Member (MIITP)

Full Members of the Institute are those with extensive supervisory or senior experience in the field of IT. Members are expected to be active in the community of IT professionals.

Members Can:
  • Access the IITP Membership Benefits
  • Use the post-nominal "MIITP" (eg the initials after a name on a business card or email signature to indicate professional membership)
  • Apply for Chartered IT Professional NZ or Certified Technologist (if eligible)
  • Be elected to Branch Committees
  • Be elected to the IITP National Council
  • Represent IITP on advisory boards or committees of educational institutions (upon IITP approval)
  • Make IITP-supported presentations
  • Pay a discounted rate to attend IITP events
Members Commit To:
Eligibility:
  • Hold a degree that contains IT-related papers at least to the second year of study, and have at least 4 years' full-time IT experience (including 2 years in a senior position)

OR:

  • Have no degree, but at least ten years' full-time experience as an IT practitioner (including 3 years in a senior position)

OR:

  • Provide evidence of work at a level equivalent to SFIA Level 4> or above. (See page 12 of the SFIA Reference for more details)
Cost:
See the membership costs page for details
Application Process:

You can start the application process online now.

Note that full membership requires the provision of two referees. These referees may be IITP members or fellows, or others in senior IT or management roles.

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Examples of "Senior Position"

Some examples of senior positions (required for full membership) might include:

  • In industry, you should be operating as a team leader, be in a staff supervisory role, or be responsible for significant customer account outcomes
  • In education, you should be a full-time lecturer teaching IT-related subjects at NZQA level 4 or above. You should be responsible for the development of courses which are used by other lecturers and/or you should be supervising significant student projects with demonstrated successful outcomes from the teaching process
  • If self-employed, you should be working as a senior IT practitioner with significant supervisory responsibilities and you should be able to demonstrate successful outcomes from your work

IITP will also accept full membership of other recognised professional ICT bodies (for example BCS, ACS, CIPS) as suitable criteria for full membership of IITP.

 

Fellow (FIITP)

Fellows are the most senior members of the Institute and hold a position of eminence or authority within the discipline of IT. Fellowship is achieved only after a comprehensive advancement process.

Fellows Can:
  • Access the IITP Membership Benefits
  • Use the post-nominal "FIITP" (eg the initials after a name on a business card or email signature to indicate professional membership)
  • Apply for Chartered IT Professional NZ or Certified Technologist (if eligible)
  • Be elected to Branch Committees
  • Be elected to the IITP National Council
  • Sponsor other members for advancement to Fellowship
  • Represent IITP on advisory boards or committees of educational institutions (upon IITP approval)
  • Represent IITP or be endorsed as a member of Government or industry bodies
  • Use the IITP logo on business cards or stationary (within IITP guidelines)
  • Make IITP-supported presentations
  • Be listed on the IITP website, including a link to your own site
  • Review IITP submissions in relation to academic programmes
  • Pay a discounted rate to attend IITP events
Fellows Commit To:
Eligibility:
  • Be regarded as a senior IT professional occupying a position of eminence or authority in your field
  • Contributes to the development of the Information Technology discipline
  • Have held MIITP status for at least 3 years, or hold a Fellowship in a reciprocated professional body
  • Presented and/or published within the discipline of ICT, and
  • Will usually have in excess of ten years full time equivalent experience in the discipline of information technology with at least five years of that experience in recognised senior positions.
Cost:
See the membership costs page for details
Application Process:

Application for Fellowship requires sponsorship by 2 existing Fellows who are prepared to vouch for your suitability.

Fellowship applications must be voted on by the existing Body of Fellows of the IITP. Two thirds must approve the Fellowship, with at least half voting.

Please Contact IITP for more information and to begin the Fellowship application process.

 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

One of the components of professionalism is continual learning and growth.

IITP members meet this requirement by committing to continue learning and developing, and completing a minimum amount of formal learning and professional development on an ongoing basis (Members and Fellows: 20 hrs/year).

While core technical knowledge is very important, being an IT Professional isn't just about technical skills. Professionals continue to develop themselves in a range of professional areas such as communication and leadership as well as core IT, and any of these may count towards CPD requirements.

Formal CPD may include any of the following:

  • IT-related or other courses that further a member’s professional development
  • Attending IITP-organised branch or national professional events
  • Giving IT-orientated presentations to IITP or IITP-recognised events, seminars or conferences
  • Training that aids in professional development - inhouse or formal
  • Maintaining a subscription to an IT industry-related publication (up to 50% of CPD)
  • Attendance at seminars or conferences related to the member’s profession
  • Active involvement in IITP Branch Committees or National Council
  • Any other professional development activity or training that relates directly to your professional duties and responsibilities


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