A Certified Computer Professional is a special category of membership for those Certified Professional (CP) members of ACS who wish to take advantage of the ACS Professional Standards Scheme, which provides protection to participating members in limiting their Professional Indemnity liability. Your Professional Indemnity can be capped at a minimum of $1.5 million. You may apply for a larger cap if you require it.
Who is Eligible?
In order to have the protection provided through membership of the scheme, participating members must:
- Remain a financial member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Maintain their Certified Professional (CP) status by completing and logging 30 hours of CPD per certification year
- Hold a current Professional Indemnity Insurance policy.
It is important to note once you have become a Certified Computer Professional there are compliance requirements that you will need to follow.
How do I apply?
To apply, simply complete the online Certified Computer Professional application form.
The form will ask you to attach your current Insurance Certificate. This is to ensure your policy meets the insurance criteria.
The fee for Certified Computer Professional is $70 per annum.
Note: If participating members do not meet all of the required compliance requirements, the protection provided through the scheme may not apply. Auditing of participating members in the scheme will be conducted by the ACS Risk and Compliance Group.
How do I renew?
All Certified Computer Professional categories expire on 31 December each year. During December, you shall receive an e-mail advising it is time to renew and will provide a link to the application form.
To renew, you need to demonstrate you still meet the criteria, complete the online application, and pay the CCP fee.
Please note that as the program structure is governed by the Professional Standards Council, the ACS is unable to offer pro-rata application fees or extend the date of expiry.