Awarded Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status

Having returned from a holiday it was nice to have been awarded a CITP (Chartered IT Professional) status by the British Computer Society (BCS). It is a benchmark of IT excellence with worldwide recognition. It was a demanding three stage process from a lengthy written application with a supported reference followed by ‘Breadth of Knowledge’ exam and online interview with powerpoint presentation with BCS assessors. For me the process has taken over a year with other commitments to hand but well worth the status. Further details can be found on the BCS website.


Chirag is an Independent Consultant at Patel Consulting, Chartered IT Professional, TOGAF9 Certified Architect and Microsoft Certified Solution Expert (Productivity, Data Platform) based in London, UK with more than 15 years of industry experience. He works with a wide variety of clients in many sectors, designing and implementing business collaboration, data and information management solutions and services based on SharePoint and Office 365 technologies to create business value for both themselves and their customers, including UK Microsoft Gold Partners with deployment, upgrade and migration services delivery. Chirag is an active SharePoint community participant, frequent speaker at local and international events including SharePoint Saturdays and Collab365. He is also one of the co-organisers of the SharePoint User Group UK (London) region. In 2011, for his valuable contributions to Microsoft TechNet forums he received a Microsoft Community Contributor Award. In his little spare time he enjoys cycling, cricket and every year participating in Charity bike rides and Duathlons. You can find him online at and follow Chirag on Twitter at @techChirag.

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2 comments on “Awarded Chartered IT Professional (CITP) status
  1. Congratulations on becoming a Chartered IT Professional (CITP). It is an important award, equivalent to other chartered professionals, such as Chartered Accountants and Chartered Surveyors.

    Your readers may want to look at my colleague’s article ‘Chartered IT Professional (CITP)‘, which explores this further. I’ve also written on the growing importance of being a Chartered IT Professional.

    Alastair Revell
    Managing Consultant
    Revell Research Systems

  2. […] I am delighted to share that I have successfully completed the certificate of current competence revalidation assessment through BCS (British Computer Society) for continued CITP status, which I achieved 5 years ago. […]

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