The NZ Computer Society, having instituted its IT Certified Professional (ICTP) qualification, is now turning its attention to the professionalism of companies providing ICT services.
The society has been working on an Accredited Partner certification for ICT companies which will give the seal of approval to a company based on “a set of criteria focusing on the competence, experience and capability of key staff and the company’s professional development culture,” says NZCS CEO Paul Matthews.
The terms of the certification will be released in the next few weeks.
While the Society is chiefly concerned with the professionalism of individual members, it has a responsibility to ensure professionalism also expresses itself in an organisational context, Matthews says.
Meanwhile, the Society has developed a Code of Practice, meant primarily to govern the way its members conduct their business, but released publicly for the optional use of ICT professionals who are not society members.
There has not had been a code before. Its adoption now is “indicative of the change of direction of the society” towards more strongly encouraging professionalism, Matthews says.
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