Newfoundland and Labrador                                                                                                              

CIPS NL I.S.P. Legislation Project

1. Project Overview

The purpose of the CIPS NL I.S.P. Legislation Project is to secure the legislation to formally recognize the professional designation of the I.S.P. in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The main purpose of the legislation is to establish and administer the regulation, standards, education and discipline of those holding the I.S.P. designation in Newfoundland and Labrador.

It is recognized that the securing of Newfoundland and Labrador legislation to govern the I.S.P. designation within Newfoundland and Labrador will be a lengthy process and will require significant contributions of time and resources. In so doing, we will be enlisting the support and input of all CIPS Newfoundland and Labrador members, other provincial bodies and CIPS National in achieving this task.

Benefits of securing the registration of the I.S.P. as a professional designation in Newfoundland and Labrador include:

  • Clarification of the nature of the Information Systems profession;
  • Registration of the I.S.P. will insure that the definition of Information Systems as a field of practice, the standards of performance and recourse for unprofessional conduct, and the requirements for registration within Newfoundland and Labrador will be established in a manner consistent with CIPS objectives;
  • Establishment of a recognized measure of professional competence;
  • Consumers of Information Technology services and employers of Information Systems professionals will be able to accept the I.S.P. as an independent, generally recognized, and legally protected designation ensuring professional competence.
  • Enhancement of the profile and market competitiveness of Newfoundland and Labrador based Information Technology providers.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador will gain competitive advantage in the provision of Information Technology by being one of the few jurisdictions in North America to provide registered Information Systems professionals who meet internationally recognized standards of performance


2. Project Team

The project team will consist of the following members:
     • Jason Janes, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P President – CIPS NL
     • Will Gough, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P Past President – CIPS NL
     • Andrew Woodman, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P – CIPS NL & CCITP Representative
     • Cheryl Lundrigan, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P - CIPS NL
     • Ron Richard, I.S.P., ITCP/IP3P – CIPS NL
     • Gina Van Dalen  CIPS Manager, Professional Standards

3. Project Tasks

The following tasks are required to be completed to meet this goal. These tasks are based on the “Canadian Information Processing Societies Policies and Procedures – Formation of Provincial Societies.”

Tasks completed toward this goal are:

  • Form Project Steering Committee (Completed)
  • Approval of project by CIPS National  (Completed)
  • Obtain written permission to use names (e.g. “CIPS” and “I.S.P.”) (Completed)
  • Formal approval of project from CIPS Viking (Completed )
  • Secure funding commitments for project for sources (Completed)
  • Create CIPS Newfoundland and Labrador organization (CIPS NL) to administer provincial I.S.P. registration.
       • General Meeting of Certified provincial members to elect Officers (Completed)
       • Develop Business Plan and Budget/Bank Account
       • Develop Constitution and By-laws (Completed)
            • Draft (Completed)
            • Review impacts on CIPS National By-laws (Completed)
            • Review impacts on CIPS Viking By-laws (Completed)
            • Membership and CIPS National Approval (Completed)
        • Register provincial society as a not for profit society in the province (Completed)
    • Negotiate agreement for shared administration of the I.S.P.
    • Registration of I.S.P. Designation
        • Review provincial process for such a registration
             • Draft Briefing Note (2 Pages) (Completed)
        • Securing provincial legislation for I.S.P. may require the endorsement of other professional associations, the business community, and the general public. An active campaign of letter writing, speaking, and lobbying will be pursued as required in order to gain this support.
        • Preparation, submission, and approval of legislation by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador for designation of I.S.P.

For more information on this initiative, please contact us through our Contacts page.

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