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Proficiency

Overall Requirement  

  • Appropriate mastery of the CIPS Body of Knowledge (CBOK); CBOK is a common core of knowledge areas that can be defined for the IT profession as a whole, despite the large number of roles that an IT professional could fill.
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Code of Ethics
  • Detailed and descriptive employer or client references
  • A minimum of 1000 hours of professional work experience
  • Application Fees
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Academic Accreditation

CIPS National has many responsibilities under its mandate. One is to develop and maintain standards in educational qualifications that provide an appropriate foundation for those who wish to follow a career in computing or information systems.  As part of this responsibility, CIPS National undertakes a program of visits to universities and college/technical institute to review computing, information technology and business technology management programs.

 

Accredited Programs

Computer Science

University of Alberta

Previous

B.Sc. (Honours): 1987 – 1992

B.Sc. (Business Applications): 1987 – 1992

B.Sc. (Computer Design): 1987 – 1992

B.Sc. (Software Design): 1987 – 1992

B.Sc. (Scientific Computing): 1987 – 1992

B.Sc. Honours in Computing Science: 1993 – 2007

B.Sc. Specialization in Computing Science: 1993 - 2007

B.Sc. Specialization in Computing Science with Business Minor: 1993 – 2007

B.Sc. Specialization in Bioinformatics: 1993 – 2007

B.Sc. Specialization in Software Practice (formerly known as B.Sc. Specialization in Software Quality): 1993 – 2007

University of Calgary

Current

B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science: 2001 – 2018

B.Sc. Major in Computer Science: 2001 – 2018

Previous

B.Sc. Honours in Computer Science: 1983 – 1988

B.Sc. Major in Computer Science: 1983 - 1988

Software Engineering

University of Alberta

B.Sc. in Computer Science Concentration in Software Engineering: 2001 - 2018

B.Sc.(Honours) in Computer Science with Software Engineering Concentration: 2006 – 2018

Computer Technology Diploma Programs

Lethbridge College

Computer Information Technology: 1999 – 2017

Mount Royal College

Computer Information Systems: 1990 – 2002

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Computer Systems Technology: 1990 – 2012

Red Deer College

Computer Systems Technology: 1990 – 2010

Computer Information Systems: 2011- 2014

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
Computer Technology: 1991 – 2009