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TickITplus Certification

Certifying software development.

TickITplus takes into consideration the changes in technology since the launch of the original TickIT scheme in the early 1990’s. It has been designed with the diverse needs of the modern IT industry in mind, and is suitable for software developers and suppliers of IT products and services.

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What is TickITplus?

TickITplus certification with LRQA provides entry level access to capability grading for smaller and medium sized organisations, and cost savings for those already pursuing both ISO 9001 and Capability Maturity Measurements. Some of its main aims are to:

  • adopt a process-driven approach
  • introduce capability assessments
  • accommodate multiple standard requirements, e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001
  • increase the commitment to improvements.

Benefits of TickITplus


TickITplus defines a core set of well-defined processes for a range of organisational activities, which are designed to meet the diverse needs of the modern IT industry.

Best practice model

Defining five levels of maturity, TickITplus identifies a process capability framework to enable organisations to access markets, which require ISO 15504 compliance, such as CMMI and SPICE.

Multiple standards

TickITplus maps the core processes and combinations of international standard requirements to help organisations who are adopting closely related standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 20000 and ISO 27001.

Formally trained practitioners

TickITplus, ensures trained personnel can help organisations support ongoing improvements, promote higher levels of process capability and benefit from closer involvement in assessments.

Need help with TickITplus?

LRQA performs accredited assessments at TickITplus Foundation level. This level allows organisations to progress to TickITplus with minimal effort. LRQA can also offer Bronze and Silver level assessments to help organisations as they start their maturity journey.

For help and support, we also have a variety of TickITplus training courses that can help with your understanding of the scheme and its requirements.

Why work with us?

Technical expertise

LRQA's technical experts were closely involved in the development of the scheme, enabling us to certify the first UK organisation, meaning we are ideally placed to help you become approved to TickITplus.

Accredited certification

Being the first certification body to gain UKAS accreditation for TickITplus means you'll be working with one of the world's most trusted and respected management system bodies. Through our robust assessment methodology, we can give an insightful, challenging, yet realistic assessment of your business to help improve the performance of your management system and business at the same time.


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