How to get certified?
The TIPA Lead Assessor certification is designed for people who will lead an IT Process assessment using TIPA. Certified TIPA Lead Assessors understand and are able to master all aspects of a TIPA assessment project. The certification is open for professionals who are certified TIPA Assessor already. The steps involved in getting certified are:
Step 1: Take the TIPA Lead Assessor course
This 2-day course equips the participant with the ability to lead a process assessment project based on the TIPA framework. The course enables participants to collaborate with executive and top management to define the scope and plan of an assessment project, and define the project assessment team structure. At the end of the course, participants will be able to use the TIPA tools to monitor progress throughout the project lifecycle, ensure quality of the assessment and present results and recommendations to all relevant stakeholders. The course and exam are delivered worldwide by authorized training organizations.
Step2: Pass the exam and register as member
The certification is ultimately awarded to those who first complete the course ‘TIPA Lead Assessor’ and successfully pass the relevant examination. The exam is closed book, multiple choice, scenario based and gradient scored, and can be taken at the end of the two day course.
After completing the course and passing the exam, the participant must register as a TIPA Professional Member. Professional Membership is granted after paying an annual fee.
After registration, the ‘TIPA Lead Assessor’ status is granted to the participant and the person’s name is listed on the TIPA website as a ‘TIPA Lead Assessor’ and the TIPA Toolbox for Lead Assessor is licensed to the person.
Step 3: Provide evidence of experience and get certified
The ‘Certified TIPA Lead Assessor’ status and the corresponding certificate will be awarded once the candidate can demonstrate evidence of experience in performing assessments as detailed below. The difference between a TIPA Lead Assessor and Certified TIPA Lead Assessor will be indicated on the website.
In order to adhere to the highest quality standards for TIPA Assessments, the TIPA Certification Body stipulates the following condition be satisfied by the ‘TIPA Lead Assessor’ before the status of ‘Certified TIPA Lead Assessor’ is granted:
- Evidence of three TIPA assessments performed out of which two as Lead Assessor, covering a total of ten process instances
- Or evidence of two TIPA assessments performed as Lead Assessor if one of them is coached or supervised by a ‘Certified TIPA Lead Assessor’, covering a total of six process instances.
The reporting will be facilitated through the Reporting your assessments section.
Participants already holding one of the following qualifications do not have to report additional evidence of experience and will be directly awarded the ‘Certified TIPA Lead Assessor’ status.
- Scampi™ Lead Appraiser
- Intacs™ certified Competent or Principal Assessor
- IntRSA™ certified Assessor or Principal Assessor
Step 4: Maintain certification
Maintaining the TIPA Lead Assessor certification ensures the ongoing official backing of TIPA and provision of continued certification services for the individual. The certification scheme is closely associated with the TIPA Professional Membership scheme.
The following certification services are provided to the Lead Assessor by maintaining the certification:
- TIPA Lead Assessors are listed on the official TIPA website
- Access to all Intellectual Property and materials to perform TIPA Assessments (including Process Assessment Models, TIPA Toolbox)
- Access to the latest updates of TIPA materials as soon as they are released
- Privileged access to webinars to discover the latest updates of TIPA