Examination and certification is controlled by the APM Group, who have licensed a number of independent bodies to administer certification:
This is the European Examination Institute for Information Science. EXIN
's stated mission to guarantee the "quality of the ICT sector and the ICT professionals working in this sector". To achieve this it offers independent testing and certification services.
This is the Information Systems Examination Board, and is part of the British Computer Society. The BCS
was established in 1957, and has 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 also 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)
APMG-International specialise in the accreditation and certification of organisations, processes and people. APMG are an ITIL Examination Institute, who offer global accreditation and examination services for training providers.
CSME has been working to promote IT Professionalism in the US and the Americas for over half a decade. While we have been focused on ITIL to date, CSME is positioned to support all IT Certification schemes that promote IT Professionalism. CSME is committed to maintaining and advancing the integrity of the examination processes for all IT Professional Certifications. We do this while always putting customer service first.
With more than 6,000 members DANSK IT is a leading interest organization for IT-professionals in Denmark. The core activities evolve around member networks, conferences, courses, certification programmes and IT political advice to the DK Government and its agencies. Founded in 1958 DANSK IT is among the first IT societies in the world.
DF certifiering AB (Dataföreningen)
DF Certifiering AB (DFC), is a wholly owned subsidiary to Dataföreningen i Sverige, the Swedish Computer Society with 26 000 IT-professionals as members in Sweden. DFC's role is to give accreditation to training providers and certify IT. DFC also provide products in the field of Information Security and self assessing tests for e-Citizens.
The TÜV SÜD Group is well known for consulting, testing, certification and training on behalf of industry, trade and commerce, public institutions and private individuals.
These bodies organise and control the entire certification scheme. They guarantee that the personal certification is fair and honest and independent from the organisations that delivered the course.
All bodies accredit training organisations to guarantee a consistent level of quality in course delivery.
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