Position yourself at the forefront of change with the CITP® credential
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Position yourself at the forefront of change with the CITP® credential

2 years ago · 2 min read

As businesses continue to navigate the unchartered waters of the COVID-19 pandemic, a cloud of uncertainty still lingers over the horizon. Most would agree that the only thing clear about the foreseeable future is that it won’t resemble the past. If there is one thing that we can be certain about, it’s that we’ve never been more reliant on technology. Technology is evolving at an unprecedented rate, transforming our profession and continuously expanding opportunities for accounting and finance professionals to deliver value to clients and employers.

The AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential positions you at the forefront of change. The CITP represents the intersection of technology and finance, and is granted exclusively to CPAs and recognized equivalents who specialize and demonstrate specific skills, expertise and experience in areas that include:

  • Information security governance and cybersecurity risk management

  • Business continuity management and disaster recovery

  • Business intelligence, data management and analytics

  • IT governance, risks and controls

CITPs understand the impact of these areas on financial reporting,positioning them as trusted advisors for clients and employees alike.

Now is the time to upskill

Responding to the COVID-19 crisis remains top of mind for clients and employers across the globe. With specialized knowledge in business continuity and disaster recovery, CITP professionals are very well suited to guide businesses through crisis management, recovery of operations, and future preparedness.

Moreover, businesses now face an evolving cyber threat landscape due to impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s now more important than ever for businesses to have a robust strategy in place to assess cyber risk, detect threats, and plan for recovery in the event of a breach. Earning the CITP credential illustrates proficiency in assessing, detecting and managing cyber risk, in a day and age where cyber resilience has never been more critical.

CITP eligibility requirements

To qualify for the CITP credential, a candidate must:

  • Be an AICPA member in good standing.

  • Hold a valid and unrevoked CPA certificate or license issued by a legally constituted state authority.

  • Pass the CITP Exam, which is offered year-round on a continuous basis, and online with remote proctoring. (requirement waived for candidates who have passed ISACA’s Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) certification exam)

  • Meet the minimum business experience requirement of 1,000 hours in the CITP body of knowledge within the 5-year period preceding the date of the CITP application.

Learn more about the CITP credential, it’s benefits, and the pathway to becoming a CITP credential holder. Start your path toward becoming a CITP and register for the CITP Exam today!

Paul Warrick, CPA, CGMA

Paul Warrick is a Senior Manager with Advisory Services and Credentialing at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, where he supports the Technology Advisory Division.

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