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New Registered Information Transport Professional BICSI credential


March 20, 2009
By Anthony Capkun

March 20, 2009

BICSI, an information transport systems (ITS) industry association, announced the name of a brand new credential to be released next year—Registered Information Transport Professional (RITP)—that allows individuals with formal education and industry-related qualifications to obtain a BICSI credential.

The
balloting for the new name (from a short-list of six) was held in
February and, said Jerry Bowman, BICSI’s NxtGEN committee chair, “The
most preferred name of those who participated in the name balloting was
Registered Information Transport Professional”.




“The
RITP represents a major step for BICSI in clarifying the roles and
qualifications of the ITS professional,” added Bowman. “Having this
professional credential will enable sales, educational and management
professionals to proudly instill the same confidence in their industry
knowledge and professionalism that RCDDs have for decades.”

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The
application process and requirements for the BICSI Registered
Information Transport Professional (RITP) credential will be announced
shortly. However, interested professionals can get a head start on the
process by completing the ITS Fundamentals exam that is currently
available online through BICSI CONNECT.
(Also available through BICSI Connect are five ITS Fundamentals courses
designed to prepare applicants for the ITS Fundamentals exam.)




“This
new credential opens the doors to the next generation of information
transport professionals,” said Ed Donelan, BICSI president. “We are
excited to offer this opportunity to our existing members and
credential-holders in the information transport systems industry and
also to bring new talent into our organization. It’s going to be the
added exchange of knowledge and education across many levels of the
industry that will help us advance our members’ business success and
expand our profession’s reach globally.”

CLICK HERE for more information on the NxtGEN Program and future developments.