PACIT

PACIT Super Certification

Possessing theoretical knowledge is very important. However, the best theory is worthless if it cannot be implemented in practical applications. Consequently, the PACIT certification was created. It will help you document your practical experience in a specific IT segment.  
As a holder of a PACIT certification, you will need at least 2 years of professional experience. This practical experience will have to be recertified every 18 months.
 
In order to have your certification extended on the basis of verifiable criteria, PACIT has created a straight-forward recertification process, in which you will collect PACs (Professional Assurance Credits). PACs are awarded, for instance, when you attend conferences and seminars, acquire new certifications and also prove your practical experience.

Professional Assurance Credits

For an extension of your PACIT certificate, which is due every 18 months, you will have to collect Professional Assurance Credits (PACs).


For the certification extension, you will need a minimum of 100 PACs. It is possible to collect more than 100 PACs (there is no maximum limit for points to be collected). You can also carry over up to 25 PACs to the next extension period.
In order to apply for an extension, you must collect at least 60 PACs in Activity 1 (practical work experience). In addition, your PACS must come from at least two activity fields.
All of the documentation required for the extension process must be submitted to GASQ at least 6 weeks prior to the extension.

 

Credit Table

Activity

Acitivity Description

PACs

Minimum/Maximum PACs for 18 month period

1

Perform a professional in the field the certificate is from

10 PACs per completed month

60/80

2

Attend a conference on Software Quality/Software Engineering

5 PACs per completed day

50

3

Be presenter on conference

10 PACs per presentation

50

4

Attend a seminar/training course in the field of Software Quality/Software Engineering

5 PACs per completed day

50

5

Be trainer of a seminar/training course in the field of Software Quality/Software Engineering

10 PACs per completed day

50

6

Write a book on a topic of Software Quality/Software Engineering

1 PAC for 10 pages

60

7

Write an article on a topic of Software Quality/Software Engineering

10 PACs for each article (repetition of the same article not allowed); the article must be published in an independent magazine which is not under direct or indirect control of the author

50

 

Costs

The fee for the issuance of a PACIT certificate for the initial 18-month validity period is  € 180 plus value added tax.


The recertification fee is also € 180 plus value added tax.

Apply for a Super Certificate

First Time Registration

Apply for a PACIT Super Certificate here. Please fill in the registration form and send it together with all necessary documents to GASQ.

You can download the PACIT registration form here.


After the registration process you will receive an official PACIT Super Certificate which shows your practical experiences and your professional expertise.

Renewal

If you are already registered and if you want to renew your PACIT registration please download the renewal form and send it back to GASQ.

You can download the PACIT renewal form here.

After the registration process you will receive an official PACIT Super Certificate which shows your practical experiences and your professional expertise.

FAQ

Why should I obtain my PACIT certification?
PACIT is an excellent option for you to prove your knowledge and your practical experience in your occupational field. PACIT is also a completely independent and internationally valid program that helps you demonstrate your competency and which enables you to present yourself as an expert in your chosen field.


Do I have to pay extra for the issuance of the certificate?
No, if you pass the exam, the issuance of the certificate is included in the cost of the exam.


I have lost my certificate. Can I apply for the issuance of a new one?
You can request the issuance of a replacement certificate for a processing fee of € 35.


How long will my certificate be valid?
Your PACIT certificate is valid for 18 months. Before it expires, you will have to apply for recertification.