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Creative UK and the IST are excited to introduce a new Professional Registration Framework for the technical workforce within the creative industries and technologies. Endorsed by Creative UK, the Creative Registration Framework aims to provide parity of professional accreditation for creative technologists with colleagues working within the science and engineering sector workforces (e.g., professional registers offered by the Science Council and the Engineering Council).

For the first time ever, individuals working in the creative sector, can receive the recognition they deserve as professional practitioners; for their competence, knowledge and skills, attitude, social responsibility and professional integrity.

In the first instance, a mid-career register has been developed and made available to creative technologists within the Higher Education sector. Following the establishment of this initial register it is anticipated that the registers will be extended with additions for early career and senior technical professionals. It is also intended that the range of sectors will be opened up to a wider technical cohort in due course

RPCIT registration is exclusively available to IST members – Applicants who are not already IST members will need to join the IST.

IST membership can be applied for at the same time as applying for RPCIT, or membership can be setup separately before an RPCIT application is submitted, whichever method is easiest for you.
(IST Membership application form)

RPCIT Registration applications documents for the new creative framework are available to download:
Click here to download the new RPCiT application pack documents
The IST will be accepting applications for assessment from 8th April 2024.

The Steering group comprises representatives from the following organisations:

  • The IST
  • Creative UK
  • University of Manchester
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Brunel University London
  • University of Reading
  • University of Lincoln
  • De Montfort University
  • ScreenSkills

Want to find out more:

If you are interested in hearing more about the new creative register(s) please add your name to our creative registers mailing list and we will keep you posted about developments.

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If you have any questions about the new registers please contact

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