The Registration Committee is Looking for New Members

The Registration Committee:

  • ensures that each application for registration is considered that each applicant is notified of the decision
  • may grant educational credits to a registered member
  • may establish a schedule setting out the number of credits assigned to each developmental activity.

Committee members must be members in good standing with CIPS Alberta.  Individuals who hold their I.S.P. would be preferred and a minimum number of I.S.P. holders is required on the committee.

The time commitment is low but the rewards are many:

  • Help advance the profession by ensuring that ISP holders meet professional standards
  • Share your knowledge and experience
  • Acquire new knowledge and experience and expand your professional network

Contact CIPS Alberta at info@cipsalberta.ca to learn more about the benefits you will receive, the support you will get, and the skills and qualifications we are looking for in committee members.

 

ISP preferred --- CIPS Alberta is looking for a CEO!

Reporting to the CIPS Alberta Board, the ideal candidate will be a well-respected senior leader in ICT.  The CEO possesses a passion for the promotion of the highest level of professionalism and confidence in ICT practitioners in Alberta.  The world of ICT is complex and evolving.  The CIPS Alberta CEO will have a desire to influence best ICT outcomes through member competency and standards of practice.

This is an outstanding opportunity to lead an organization that has accomplished a great deal in advancing ICT professionalism, public protection, and effective self-regulation.  CIPS Alberta needs to regain its visibility and the use of the regulated certified designation.  It is an opportunity to envision a strategy for building new relationships, programmes, and partnerships to take the organization forward.

For further information, please contact Patricia Glenn through info@cipsalberta.ca

CIPS Alberta transitions responsibility for membership registration

Dear CIPS Alberta Member,

The CIPS Alberta Board has decided to transition the responsibilities for membership registration and certification administration from the national organization to CIPS Alberta effective May 5, 2017.  This is an administrative change only and does not affect the governance of the organization.

The Board believes this transition will offer a number of benefits to both members and the organization as a whole, specifically:

  • Direct control of the certification process allows the CIPS Alberta Board to make refinements that reflect Alberta's particular requirements under the Professional and Occupational Associations Registration Act of Alberta (POARA) and its Information Systems Professional Regulation, the specifics of the IT environment in Alberta, and new opportunities to extend registration of professionals under the I.S.P. designation.
  • Consolidation of our administrative functions will result in cost savings, which will be returned to the membership in the form of additional benefits.

 CIPS Alberta will use the same Alberta organization for registration as we continue to use for administrative support, so there will be familiarity, consistency, and improved availability for member service requests.  We anticipate no change in application or renewal fees for the 2017-2018 operational year.  Please also note that this has no impact on the registration status of members: certified, candidate, or otherwise.

The Alberta board remains committed to a national organization and will continue to provide the governance, funding, and volunteer resources necessary to maintain national operations.  It is our full intent to continue to support the national organization to provide the benefits of a national and international organization for our members.

Some of you will already have received a membership renewal form from the national organization.  If you have not paid it yet, please expect to receive a renewal form from CIPS Alberta in May.  For those who have paid their membership renewal, we will work with the national organization to ensure continuity of your membership and contact you directly for future renewals.

If you have any questions, please contact the CIPS Alberta office.  Thank you for your continued support and dedication to the IT profession.

Sincerely yours,

Derek Burt I.S.P., ITCP
Chair, CIPS Alberta Registration Committee