Getting started with TickITplus

Introduce your business to TickITplus, the certification scheme helping the IT sector develop and deliver quality software and other IT activities.


What is TickITplus?

Launched in 2011, TickITplus is the first major revision to the original TickIT scheme launched in the 1990s. Developed and maintained by the Joint TickITplus Industry Steering Committee (JTISC) the certification scheme aims to provide robust solutions that meet business users’ needs and delivers a software and IT quality benchmark for UK businesses. The JTISC is managed by BSI and its members include technical experts from across the IT and quality sectors.

The TickITplus certification scheme includes flexible features, graded at five levels so it can help you take a multi-level approach to IT quality and certification assessment that is appropriate for your business. 

  • Foundation is the normal entry level and requires a process model to be defined and verified, but there is no direct process assessment.
  • Bronze equates to level 2 (the Managed level in ISO/IEC 15504) and makes sure planned, monitored and adjusted process management is in place
  • Silver equates to level 3 (the Established level) and makes sure processes are capable of achieving their outcomes in terms of definition and deployment
  • Gold equates to level 4 (the Predictable level) and makes sure that processes operate within predicted parameters
  • Platinum equates to level 5 (the Optimizing level) and makes sure that quantified measures and improvements are applied to key processes.

This tiered approach is great for organizations of any size, providing a level of quality to suit your businesses.


What's the difference between TickITplus and TickIT?

TickITplus provides greater flexibility for users. It allows you to select the level of capability that you want to attain and be assessed against. It also includes additional IT-related standards. For a more detailed explanation read the overview provided by Peter Lawrence, the Joint TickIT Industry Standards Committee chair.

What are the benefits of TickITplus?

TickITplus brings big benefits to all companies of all sizes. It allows you to commit to quality with a level that is appropriate for you, helping to fit with smaller budgets and time pressures. It helps you: 

  • Monitor, improve and develop processes to increase capability
  • Gain a market advantage and keep pace with IT and software companies worldwide
  • Engage and train staff in achieving greater efficiency
  • Use TickITplus as a framework for the integration of commonly used IT standards, saving you time and money.

Associate Consultant Programme

Get the additional support and advice you need to become certified with our Associate Consultant Programme. We can connect you with over 200 UK members who offer specialist consultancy services independent of BSI.


Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 80,000 clients ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 182 countries worldwide to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to finish, we don’t only assess how well you’re meeting them, we create new standards from scratch and train teams globally to use them and perform better. Our knowledge can transform your organization.