What is RITTech?

RITTech is an essential tool for ambitious IT technicians.

Provided for ITP members by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the Professional Registration of IT Technicians (RITTech) is a recognised benchmark of standing within the IT industry; allowing employers to recognise and develop ambitious professionals with a specific ability and a determination to bring more.

By registering, and displaying that you have gained RITTech status, you’ll have the potential to be identified by employers as a technician with the skills and confidence to succeed. Not all IT technicians will be eligible for RITTech and they will need to demonstrate that a certain skill set has been achieved.  It’s a great way to stand out from the crowd!

Who is it for?

Typically you will have been working in digital industries for several years. There are no minimum time requirements, but we expect you’ll need to have at least a year of experience under your belt (most registrants will have more). Of course, you can have decades of experience, and that’s great too. Its current competence that matters - a threshold of quality you’ve crossed and are actively demonstrating.

You can take a look at the standard of current competence here.

Relevant job roles

We have grouped together the job roles into “Families” as it is not realistic to list all of the relevant job roles. Each applicant for registration must be able to demonstrate technical competence in one of these Role Families.

Role Families Description
Business Analysis Investigation of operational needs, problems, and opportunities, contributing to the recommendation of improvements in new or changed processes and organisation.
Cyber Intrusion Analysis Using network analysis tools to seek, recognise, and analyse anomalies, to identify and respond to threats, vulnerabilities and security breaches.
Database Database design, admin, performance & access monitoring, user enrolment, system security. Diagnosis/ resolution of database problems.
Digital Marketing Use of knowledge of digital technologies to build, implement, monitor and report on digital campaigns across a variety of media platforms.
Digital Media Design, configuration, monitoring and support of IPTV systems and components.
Infrastructure Support Installation of hardware and/or software, including associated change management, configuration management, release & deployment, performance reporting, and backup/restore activities.
IT Support Broad range of support activities, covering security, data access, investigation, hardware/software configuration, support and maintenance
Network Engineering Design, configuration, installation, testing, optimisation, and support of networks.
Project/Programme Support Provision of support and guidance for planning, scheduling and tracking projects. Provision of administrative services to project boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
Security Analysis Application of procedures and controls to maintain confidentiality, integrity and availability of information. Assurance of compliance with policies and standards.
Service Delivery Network configuration, installation and maintenance. Service level monitoring, logging, and reporting. Incident resolution. Physical access controls.
Service Deployment Application of change control to the live environment, analysis of release components, and maintenance of configuration management processes.
Service Desk/Client Support Response to requests for support, provision of information (typically to non-technical users), diagnosis of problems, and escalation of unresolved incidents.
Software Development Analysis, design, coding and testing of software components
Software Testing The definition of test conditions, based on requirements and specifications. Design and operation of test cases and test scripts. Analysis and reporting of testing and results.
Systems Engineering Installation, testing, performance monitoring, and support of system software.
Systems Integration Acceptance of software from developers, and production of software builds for loading onto the target hardware. Configuration and testing of hardware environment. Fault diagnosis and reporting.


Why become RITTech Registered?

Benefits to you as an individual

      Whether you’re quite new to the IT industry or been in it a while - it will make your CV stand out       from the crowd.

      With RITTech after your name, it proves you are competent at what you do and it shows you care       enough to apply to be on the register.

Benefits to the organisation you work for

RITTech doesn’t just say something about you - it says something about who you work for, and to their customers.

It’s all about quality, trust, and independent recognition of both. Employees with RITTech care about what they do, and the people who employ them will care as well. Some organisations use attainment of RITTech as part of their professional development measures.


RITTech is £45 for three years, in addition to ITP membership.

You must be a current ITP member to apply for RITTech registration.

Become a member

How to apply

Once you are an ITP member, applying is simple and easy!

It’s an online process to be taken at your own speed. You’re in charge, saving as you progress through each stage. Just answer the online questions honestly, back them up with a few short free-format text statements about your work and experience and hit the ‘submit’ button. You will need to have a supporter lined up as well; someone who knows your work well and can verify that what you’ve supplied  is a true reflection.

BCS assesses your application alongside your supported verification, and a decision is made in a couple of weeks.

Click here to begin your online application.