TIPA® for ITIL® Licenses & Memberships


December 2018




TIPA offers a turnkey solution for IT process assessment based on industry standard ISO/IEC 15504‑33000. TIPA for ITIL provides a vendor agnostic and transparent method to determine the maturity level of ITIL based processes and enables process improvement. The TIPA Licensing and Membership scheme creates a network of individuals and organizations to provide unparalleled access to information about TIPA for ITIL and to promote the use of this internationally recognized framework in organizations.

Organizations that wish to use TIPA for ITIL for commercial purposes and integrate the Intellectual Property into a product or service offering are required to apply for the TIPA Consulting License that will give them the right to do so.

The TIPA licensing scheme has been modified to encourage a variety of uses. The different licensing and membership options ensure that application of TIPA is optimized for different organizations and individuals.

Professional Membership

Professional Membership is open to professionals who have successfully completed the TIPA Assessor or TIPA Lead Assessor certification exam and thereby demonstrated that they have developed the required competencies and skills. Any individual who becomes officially certified as an Assessor becomes automatically eligible for TIPA Professional Membership and is enrolled with the first year for free. Certified TIPA Assessors or Lead Assessors have to maintain their membership in order to retain their certification.

Fee: €299 per year per member

Consulting License

The TIPA Consulting License is designed to recognize and support organizations that wish to use the TIPA framework for commercial purposes.

Examples of Consulting Licensees are consulting firms and IT Service Providers. Being a member allows an organization to benefit from the widespread adoption of TIPA by the market. Licensees are organizations that plan to make available a commercial offering based on the TIPA framework or plan to use TIPA in the development of a commercial offering. A commercial offering typically takes form as a service (assessment/consultation).

For an Organization to be able to apply for Consulting License and offer a commercial service/product that includes the TIPA framework; the organization must employ or hire at least one TIPA Lead Assessor in good standing (holding an active membership). Consulting License belongs to the organization (as opposed to Professional Membership that belongs to a certified individual) and can be retained by the organization as reassignments occur.

The Consulting License must be associated with a contact person from the Organization.

Fee: €349 for organizations with an annual revenue up to €1 million, and €995 for organizations with an annual revenue of more than €1 million.

Training License

TIPA Training Licenses are for organizations that would like to deliver TIPA Training programs to their customers. TIPA training programs include Assessor and Lead Assessor courses along with the certification exams. Organizations with a Training License must deliver training courses with a certified TIPA Trainer, who is a TIPA certified Lead Assessor who completed a Train the Trainer program. A list of active TIPA Trainers is maintained on TIPAonline.org.

TIPAonline.org maintains a list of TIPA Trainers and a Global Training Calendar where planned TIPA Training dates are published.

A list of TIPA Training partners can be found on TIPAonline.org

Fee: €349 per year per training organization.

Product Development License

Product Development License enables an organization to become the official product licensee of TIPA. This license allows the licensee to develop a single product/software/tool aligned with TIPA for ITIL. This license allows the software company to:

  • Deploy/integrate the developed tool in unlimited organizations for a period of one year.
  • Access to inputs from the core TIPA team at agreed support rates during development/ deployment phase.
  • use the TIPA trademark and logo for commercial purposes.
  • use the TIPA in the software environment (including Process Assessment Model Toolbox) and access to TIPA material updates.
  • Be Listed on the official TIPA website as a software licensee to develop TIPA compatible services/products for commercial purposes.

Fee: €7,500 per year.

Note: If the Product Development licensee intends to conduct assessments then it is necessary to acquire a Consulting Use License as well.

General notes

All prices are subject to VAT where applicable.

You may cancel your membership at any time, but paid membership fees or license fees will not be returned. Cancelling your membership means that at the end of the current membership period, you will lose access to resources where access is restricted to members only.

The Members and Licensees are notified of renewal one (1) month before the end of the subscription period. The notification is sent to the contact e-mail address associated with the membership or license.

The TIPAonline.org website and the membership and licensee records are operated by reflectIT on behalf of LIST. Please note that receipts for payment of license and membership fees will be sent from reflectIT.

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