Iasa certifications are the first global industry architect certifications that are completely vendor independent and technology agnostic. The Iasa Certification Program is comprised of an objective skill set developed over eight-years by thousands of practicing architects. Through Iasa certification you can be sure you know exactly what your team and your providers’ teams can accomplish.

Solidify your skill set and ensure that your team has the knowledge and skills to succeed.

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Which Certification is Right for You?

Regardless of where you are in your career Iasa Global has a certification for you. The Iasa Certification Program delineates a four-tier certification path designed to level-set architects based on a combination of criteria including education, experience and test-based examination of professional knowledge of architectural skills and management.

Click here to view a presentation by Iasa's CEO, Paul Preiss, describing this certification path and what it means to your career.


  • First Level: CITA-F (Certified Information Technology Architect Foundation Certification)
  • Second Level:    CITA-A (Certified Information Technology Architect Associate Certification)
  • Third Level: CITA-S (Certified Information Technology Architect Specialist Certification)
  • Fourth Level: CITA-P (Certified Information Technology Architect Professional Certification)

CITA-F

The CITA-F is supported by Iasa Architect Core Training. CITA-F testing focuses on an architect's knowledge of the five foundation supporting skills in architecture, the "Five Pillars of Architecture":

   •  Business Technology Strategy
   •  Human Dynamics
   •  Design
   •  Quality Attributes
   •  IT Environment

CITA-F is an industry standard and the only certification that leads to a structured process for gaining the skills you need as a practicing architect. The CITA-F was introduced by the Iasa Board of Education, an international board of independent architect practitioners. It consists of a multiple-choice examination designed to ensure architects' knowledge and understanding of the IT Architect Body of Knowledge (ITABoK). 

CITA-A

The CITA-A is supported by the Iasa Associate Training Program. The CITA-A certification is obtained by passing 2 exams; 1 based off of your specialization and 1 based off of the BTS course. Students will be given five hours total (2.5 hours each) to complete the exams which are deployed online. 

Specialization courses available deployed onsite or online instructor led: 

     

     

Special Note: The BTS course materials are part of the pre-work to all Associate level courses.

Learn more about the CITA-A process and examination schedule. 

CITA-S

The CITA-S certified architects are fully qualified to lead small-medium sized projects and initiatives within their specialization. CITA-S candidates generally have over 6 years of experience as an architect in one of the four architect specializations: Business, Infrastructure, Information or Software Architecture.

Certification consists of both a written and oral exam and is awarded to candidates who pass a 2 person board certification process in which they defend their professional success and accomplishments as an architect.

Learn more about the CITA-S process and examination schedule.

CITA-P

CITA-P (Certified Information Technology Architect Professional) certified architects are fully qualified to lead large projects and initiatives within their specialization. CITA-P candidates generally have over seven years of experience as an architect in one of the four architect specializations: Business, Infrastructure, Information or Software Architecture. Certification consists of both a written and oral exam and is awarded to candidates who pass a rigorous board certification process in which they defend their professional success and accomplishments as an architect.

Learn more about the CITA-P process and examination schedule.