Professional Membership

Professional member criteria

Experience/qualifications

To become a UKAP Professional member (PUKAP), you’ll need at least five year’s work experience or relevant qualifications, or a combination of qualifications and experience.

Work experience

By ‘Professional work experience’ we mean being professionally engaged in any aspect of a building, maintaining, managing or operating IT – or the teaching/training of these activities – on a full-time basis.

You’ll need to detail your work experience specifying job role(s), time period in the role(s), and relevant tasks and responsibilities including

You’ll have the option to provide this information by uploading your CV.

Relevant qualifications

If you hold a UKAP-accredited degree or a UKAP Professional Graduate Diploma in IT, you’re eligible to apply for Professional membership, without work experience.

Holding a non-UKAP-accredited degree, or UKAP Professional Certification reduces your required work experience to three years.

Our online application lets you check your qualifications and guides you to your most appropriate membership grade.

Referee Support

We’ll need the details of a Referee who can comment on your competence and experience to verify your application. Please provide a Referee Supporting Form completed.

They should be working at the same level as you or above, and able to offer a reliable opinion of your work performance.

Referees are typically employers, colleagues or clients (sorry, no relatives). Please speak to your Referee in advance to confirm they’re happy to verify your application and for UKAP to hold their details for the purposes of UKAP membership assessment and quality control.