CPA Canada CITP Credential Pathway and Requirements

The CITP credential is granted exclusively to professional accountants (as deemed by a governing body) who have the unique ability to provide business insight by leveraging knowledge of information relationships and supporting technologies. As of April 1, 2017, CPA Canada members are required to write an exam to obtain the CITP credential. Questions may be submitted to

CITP credential holders demonstrate specific skills, expertise and experience in the following areas:

  • Information security and cyber risks
  • Business intelligence, data management and analytics
  • IT governance, risks and controls 

Get started on the pathway to the CITP credential below.


  • Maintain CPA Canada membership in good standing.
  • Be a CPA in good standing as defined by CPA Canada.
  • Pass the CITP exam and meet the minimum business experience requirement within 5 years of applying for the CITP credential.
  • Complete the CITP credential application and pay the respective credential fee of $300.
  • Sign a Declaration of Intent to comply with the CITP recertification requirements. 


Pathway to the CITP Credential


  • Develop specialized knowledge through self-study courses and textbooks. Learn more about the CITP credential by downloading the pathway to CITP infographic