Training and Assessor Qualifications
The first of three levels of TickITplus training is now available:
- Foundation – a mandatory course and exam which has to be taken by all Assessors and Practitioners wanting to become qualified in the scheme. This is the entry level. While there are no formal requirements for attending the course, there are additional requirements for registration as an Assessor.
- Intermediate (or Capability) – a second level course dealing with capability assessment processes used by the scheme and qualifying both Assessors and Practitioners operating at the Bronze and Silver grades. Whilst the examination will be mandatory, fast track options will exist for those with previous experience in these techniques.
- Advanced (or High Maturity) – a third level course dealing in assessing measurement and quantitative improvement techniques. Assessors and Practitioners operating at the Gold and Platinum grades will need to have passed the examination at this level.
We now have four accredited training organisations (ATOs).
Please note that if practitioners or assessors wish to formally take part in external assessments, they will need to be registered under this scheme; requirements for and costs of registration are in addition to the formal qualifications.
Administration of examinations and accreditation of training providers is done by the Global Association for Software Quality, (GASQ), an international organisation based in Germany. They also provide a registration scheme for Assessors and Practitioners.