Your career is a journey, and the ITPA Certified Practicing Member program is designed to:

  • Help you stay relevant as the IT profession evolves and as the needs of the industry change
  • Showcase your achievements on the ITPA Professional Skills Register (optional)
  • Demonstrate to the industry and the business community that you are committed to maintaining your skills

To achieve recognition as an ITPA Certified Practicing Member you are required to demonstrate that you have achieved 20 Professional Development Points (PDPs) in the previous 12 months.

Only full ITPA Members can apply for Certified Practicing Member recognition and PDPs are awarded for the following learning events:

Professional Development Point (PDP) Category PDP Points Description What you need to provide to claim PDPs (only Events completed in the last 12 months qualify)
IT Industry Certifications 10 ITPA strongly supports industry certification and we award PDP points for all mainstream industry certifications including Cisco, CompTIA, IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, Red Hat, etc. Copy of your exam results or details of how we can validate the certification with the certification owner.
IT subjects at University 20 Australian Institutions use a variety of terms to describe a subject including unit, module, course, credit points, etc. Copy of your transcript
IT Training Courses & qualifications at commercial training providers, TAFEs and Registered Training Organisations Determined on a case by case basis  

Provide documentation showing:
- Date of the course
- Duration of course
- Content covered in the course
- Proof that you completed the course

Other Learning Events Determined on a case by case basis Includes events such as Conferences, user group meetings, etc.  

Provide documentation showing:
- Date of the Event
- Duration of Event
- Details of what you learnt during the Event

Apply for Professional Development Points to start your journey towards recognition as an ITPA Certified Practicing Member.