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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

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How do I book my exam?

Booking your exam couldn’t be any easier, simply create an account or login to your existing account (on the right hand side of this page) to schedule your exam.

Why become certified with BCS?

We have a proven track record of certifying IT professionals over the last 30 years, working closely with industry experts to ensure that certifications are fit for purpose in today’s workplace. Our certifications are recognised globally, they’ve been delivered in over 200 countries so you can be sure your skills are valid wherever you are located, our certifications have also been aligned to the SFIAplus skills framework which demonstrates best practice within IT.

The demand for IT certifications is growing amongst candidates and employers, there is a significant digital skills gap that employers need to address and certification is an important way in which to do so, demonstrating the competence of their employees.

In a recent report, 91% of candidates said that they experienced increased confidence from the new skills they had learned**, whilst 28% of candidates earned a pay increase.

**2021 Pearson Vue - Value of Certification report

What certification do BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT offer?

We offer a wide range of certifications, whether you’re seeking work, looking for a promotion or just looking to validate your skills, there will be something for you. Just look out for the self-study option for our professional certifications. We have over 90 certifications in our portfolio, at numerous levels, covering areas such as:

Your certificate

  • Within 48 hours of taking your exam, you will receive an email from BCS asking you to login in to the BCS candidate portal e-professional. Successful candidates will be able to access and download their e-certificate from within the portal. It is therefore essential that your individual email address is accurately entered when registering with Pearson VUE.
  • Hard copies of certificates can be ordered for an additional charge by contacting BCS on +44 (0) 1793 417 655
  • Pearson VUE does not distribute BCS certificates

What’s next after successfully passing a BCS Certification?

Successful candidates of any BCS Professional Certificate are eligible for free BCS Associate Membership for 12 months. Benefits include using post nominals after your name, to demonstrate to your current and prospective employers that you sign up to a code of conduct, access to digital content such as IT and Business journals, networking events and much more. Further information can be found here.

Last updated 2022-01-18