ACS Associate members can apply to have their skills and experience independently validated by ACS in an initiative announced yesterday.

The latest member initiative comes after ACS extended memberships by six months, offered Employee Assistance Program coverage to members, introduced its enhanced Careers Platform, and launched the virtual Industry Insights Leaders Series.

“With the global spread of COVID-19, Australia is experiencing a highly disrupted labour market and ACS is working hard to support our members during this time," ACS Chief Executive Officer Andrew Johnson said.

“To ensure members are well-positioned and placed for opportunities as we navigate through and emerge from this period, ACS is pleased to offer complimentary professional certification assessments to our Associate members.”

Successfully certified members can use the applicable Certified Professional or Certified Technologist insignia demonstrating they are part of an internationally recognised group of technology professionals.

Members attaining Certified Professional status will also be eligible for additional benefits, including being recognised under Commonwealth and State Government Professional Standards Schemes, additional personal protection capping liability and, for eligible members, increased insurance cover under the ACS members insurance policy.

Associate members are urged to demonstrate their expert knowledge, stand out from the crowd, and future-proof their technology careers by applying through the ACS website.