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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

Established in 1957, BCS is the leading professional body for those working in IT. With a world-wide membership now over 50,000 members in over 100 countries, BCS is the qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).

BCS was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1984. Its objects are to promote the study and practice of computing and to advance knowledge of and education in IT for the benefit of the public. BCS is also a registered charity.

BCS is licensed by the Engineering Council to award Chartered Engineer status (CEng) and Incorporated Engineer status (IEng); and more recently by the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist status (CSci).

The essential requirement for professional competence coupled with appropriate professional standards lies at the heart of almost all BCS activity and the services that it provides.

BCS Consultancy Specialist Group (CONSIG)

The BCS Consultancy Specialist Group is 1 of over 50 BCS Specialist Groups and is open to all who are interested in consultancy, whether employed by Large or SME Consultancy Practices, Internal Consultants within Organisations in the Private and Public Sectors, or are sole practitioners. Further details of CONSIG objectives and activities are included at

CONSIG Membership

Currently, it is not a requirement for members of BCS Specialist Groups to be BCS members.