The British Computer Society and the Institute of IT Service Management have made a deal that will allow members of one organisation to join the other.
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The agreement means BCS will recognise the institute’s membership requirements as being equivalent to its own for its “associate” and “member” grades, while the institute will authorise BCS to nominate its members for corresponding institute membership grades.
The deal is aimed at boosting the drive for professionalism in IT and giving members the benefits of belonging to both bodies.
BCS chief executive David Clarke said, “This agreement clearly demonstrates our commitment to offering our members the best possible services available. Aligning our membership with the Institute gives those members who are eligible, an extra path with which to develop their careers and their professionalism within the industry.”