CITP Benefits FAQ 

 Frequently Asked CITP Benefit Questions
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Q. How does the CITP credential differ from other information technology credentials, such as the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)?

The CITP, unlike other credentialing programs, is awarded only to CPAs who are members of the AICPA. Accordingly, this credential mandates the highest professional standards of any information technology credential. The CITP combines information assurance and information management expertise that makes a CPA among the most trusted business advisor. The CITP serves as the "bridge" between business and technology leveraging the CPA's strategic and general business skills.

Q. What is the relationship between the AICPA IMTA Section membership and the CITP Credential?

The CITP Credential is a specialty credential that is open to AICPA members who have satisfied the necessary requirements to become a CITP. All CITPs are automatically enrolled in the IMTA Membership Section. The automatic enrollment into the IMTA Membership Section does not require you to pay the annual IMTA Membership Section dues of $200. IMTA Membership Section benefits are part of your CITP benefits.

The IMTA Section is a voluntary membership section that is open to all members of the AICPA. There are no special qualifications to join the IMTA Membership Section, other than paying annual AICPA dues and annual section fees. Section membership is not a prerequisite or a guarantee to attaining the CITP Credential, however, the information and educational opportunities provided to members of the IMTA Section may be helpful to applicants who are looking to increase their IT competency.

Q. How is this credential different from the Information Systems Audit and Control Associations (ISACA) Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA)?

The CITP credential is a specialized credential that focuses on information assurance and business insight required to bridge the gap between company management and the technology they leverage. The CISA credential strictly focuses on the skills and knowledge required to perform information systems audits.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP)?

CITPs have a wealth of benefits and resources at their disposal, including the CITP Marketing Toolkit, community networking and IMTA section resources. Please review the complete listing of CITP benefits.

Note: CITP Credential holders have access to all of the benefits of IMTA Section membership.


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