The CITA-P certification is an experienced based interview (held online or in person) which reviews the candidates industry experience. A CITA-Associate level certification is HIGHLY recommended prior to registering for this certification.

The CITA-P certification will enhance the credibility and capability of successful candidates and provide assurance to employers that CITA-Specialist are able to practice as successful architects, though not on projects or programs as large as those requiring a CITA-Professional. It will also better align with the requirements to enter the following CITA-Professional level of certification.

Target Audience

The CITA-Associate level certificate is highly recommended but not mandatory. Extensive documentation is required prior to being scheduled to sit this review board. Click here for the full requirement manual and a recorded mock board.

  • A minimum of 10 years in the industry as a practicing architect
  • Completion of the CITA-P documentation set
  • 3-6 months of coach/mentoring sessions recommended (Iasa provided upon registration if one not already procured)
  • CITA-Associate level certification in specialization recommended.

Exam Specifics

The CITA-P credential is achieved by passing a board of your peers who have obtained the CITA-P level or higher already. The actual board logistics follow this deployment:

2.5 hour review board session (online or onsite – depends on Chapter bootstrapping availability)

a. 30 minute presentation given by candidate

b. 45 minute Q&A Session on documentation provided and PowerPoint

c. 10 minute break

d. 40 minute final Q&A session

Decision conveyed by Iasa within 48 hours of review board.



Re-take cost is $1,000 and must be purchased within 12 month of the original review board.

Course Syllabus
(Adobe PDF File)