The BTM standard is based on the needs of industry. Employers, academics and Government have told us that they value a status which:
- is rigorous and demanding to achieve
- shows that holders understand the business they are working in and add business value through the use of technology
- tells an employer something about the holder which they cannot find out easily themselves
- is underpinned by periodic revalidation
An important feature of the BTM standard is the validation of competence. Your certificate of current competence, which requires revalidation every three years, sets you apart from other practitioners and shows you have an ongoing commitment to raising standards.
You will be asked to provide evidence which demonstrates that you have been working in a BTM related role(s) using skills equivalent to SFIA Level 5 or higher for at least two of the last three years. We will ask you to provide examples of work for which you have been personally responsible under the SFIA definitions of Complexity, Influence, Business Skills and Autonomy, along with an up to date copy of your CV.
Revalidation will also require you to provide some examples of appropriate continuing professional development activities you have undertaken since being awarded the Professional certification level. Although we do not prescribe the specific CPD activity to be carried out for revalidation, following a structured process and recording your CPD is recommended. More details on types of CPD can be found in our CPD Portal. We strongly recommend that you don’t leave it to the last few months to keep a record of your CPD and remember, the format of your CPD record is less important than the benefit you gained from your CPD when it comes to revalidation.
The evidence you supply for revalidation will be peer assessed by our assessors.