Membership of IITP
94% of members say IITP membership enables their careers*
Whether starting out in your ICT career or study or an experienced IT or software professional, IITP membership is for you.
IITP, as the professional body of those working or studying in ICT-related areas, is the largest and oldest ICT body in New Zealand.
Joining the IITP community gives you:
- Recognition as a professional working to a Code of Conduct and committing to ongoing professional development
- More than 200 presentations, events, courses and workshops for members every year
- Ability to apply for ITCP Certification - the independent accreditation of IT Professionals
- Access to the IITP National Mentoring Programme
- National and regional courses and training programmes
- Adding your voice to the body advocating for the IT profession
- Involvement in ICT-Connect In-School Programme ensuring the growth of our industry
- Being part of an International community of IT professionals that connects you to kindred bodies in 54 other countries covering over a million IT professionals worldwide
- Discounts to most conferences and major IT events nationwide including the annual IITP Conference (from 2013)
- And much, much more!
IITP Membership Grades
Whatever your background, there's an IITP Membership Grade for you. Professional Membership Grades are for experienced practicing professionals whereas other grades are for those studying, starting out in their careers or for those in related fields.
Professional Membership Grades
Associate is the entry-point for professional membership. This grade is for IT and software professionals who meet modest experience and qualification requirements and are committed to professionalism. Click Here for more info.
Member is the full member grade, and is achieved by experienced IT professionals who have demonstrated a high level of achievement and a strong commitment to professionalism. Click Here for more info.
Fellows are the most senior grade. Fellowship is only achieved by the most senior IT professionals and academics in the country who have met a very high standard of achievement. Click Here for more info.
Click Here for more information about professional membership of the IITP.
Other Membership Grades
Affiliates are those that either aren't in the field of IT but still want to join IITP, or don't yet meet the requirements for professional membership. Affiliates still have access to most member benefits, but without the recognition professional membership brings. Click Here for more info.
Our Student Membership is for full-time students who believe in ethics and professionalism in ICT, and want to be part of an international network of IT professionals, and the opportunities this brings. Click Here for more info.
Entrant Members are those newly entering a career in IT. This includes those under 25 who haven't yet moved to professional membership and others who don't yet meet the professional member requirements. Click Here for more info.
Honorary Fellowships are awarded to a very small number of extremely high achievers related to the tech fields. Those awarded with Honorary Fellowship are hand picked and scrutinised by the full body of existing Fellows.
Click Here to read about some of the benefits of IITP membership.
Join the Institute
Joining IITP is quick and easy, only costs a little over $5 a week (or just $10 a year for students), and you can complete the first steps online right now.
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