IP3 - The Global Partnership

The most important reason [to examine and build ICT professionalism] stems from the extent to which the increasing pervasiveness of ICT has the potential to harm our economy and society. The extent to which ICT is embedded in our lives is inevitably growing. If we fail to take steps to mature the ICT profession, it is likely that the risks to society from ICT will grow to unacceptable levels.

(E-SKILLS: Promotion of ICT Professionalism in Europe,
a EU Call for Tender, July 2013)

Join the IP3

The member organisation publicly demonstrates its commitment to Professionalism through membership.


IFIP IP3, the International Professional Practice Partnership is leading the development of the global ICT profession. Our mission is to establish a global partnership that will strengthen the ICT profession and contribute to the development of strong international economies by creating an infrastructure.

IP3 Accreditation

To be eligible for IP3 accreditation, an organization will be an IFIP member and will have an appropriate certification program in place.  Such an organization will be required to demonstrate that the type of IT professional they certify is aligned with IP3’s professional standard criteria. Click read more to view the criteria required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most organizations will require some level of consultation and assistance to achieve IP3 accreditation readiness. IP3 is committed to ensuring a successful outcome for all accreditation applicants, and it therefore recommends that the organization first enters into consultation with IP3 .

IP3 encourages employing organizations, governments, commercial enterprises, and IFIP member societies to join in this partnership through their membership. Any organization that professes a commitment to the mission of IP3 may join and contribute to the development of the ICT profession.

IP3 also campaigns for Trust and the Duty of Care in Digital; this goes hand in hand with Professionalism, as Trustworthiness is an essential element. We also encourage everyone – practitioners, consumers, and end-users to exercise a Duty of Care in their own use of digital technologies.