The UK Cyber Security Council
The UK Cyber Security Council (UKCSC) commenced stewardship of the NCSC’s CCP scheme in 2022, as one of the steps on our journey towards the creation of a new professional standard for cyber security, and the long-term goals for individual specialisms within it.
It is the Council’s mission to ensure and maintain the UK’s global leadership in the cyber industry, through the development of this series of professional standards. This is not just about defining standards: the Council are ensuring that cyber security practitioners receive the recognition they richly deserve – be it through Associate, Principal or Chartered title, in parity with other chartered professions. We are also ensuring that businesses can make the best, informed decisions when it comes to their cyber recruitment and provision under the new scheme.
The Chartership title has now been piloted for the Cyber Security Governance and Risk Management, and Secure System Architecture and Design specialisms. As a result, the CCP scheme has now closed in preparation for the launch of the Council’s Chartership Title Specialisms.
The CCP scheme is now closed for new applications (as of September 30th 2023). If you hold a current CCP specialism and are due for revalidation or would like to understand the options for transferring to the Council's professional titles, please contact the certification body with whom you hold your CCP with and they can provide further details on the options available to you. If you hold a specialism based CCP (not legacy/role based) then within 6 months of certifying, or at the point of revalidation of your CCP certification (18 months) you may apply for a top-up process via the UK Cyber Security Council through your existing certification provider, to convert your CCP certification to the relevant council chartership title. If you do not hold a current CCP (specialism) or have missed the 6 month mark and do not wish to wait for the 18 month revalidation point you have the option to undertake a full application for either Governance and Risk Management or Secure System Architecture and Design specialisms with UK Cyber Security Council for the relevant chartership title, when these are launched late Autumn 2023.
The latest expiry date for certifications will be 31 December 2026. There will be no extensions to certification beyond this date. CCP certifications will continue to be recognised until the last ones through the scheme expire in December 2026.
The Chartership launch
The Council has now launched the Chartership route for Risk Management and Security Architecture specialisms.
We hope this clarifies how and why this scheme is closing, and how it represents an exciting new time in the development of the cyber security profession. Should you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact NCSC’s dedicated team at the following address: email@example.com, or our Professional Standards team at firstname.lastname@example.org.