A lively IASA meeting in London last night. Paul Preiss, who runs IASA (the International Association of Software Architects), was at the meeting and he walked us through IASA’s certification programme.
IASA’s mission is to get software architecture established as a profession, and to put in place a mechanism whereby we can be registered and assessed like doctors, teachers or indeed building architects. They run a comprehensive training, mentoring and certification programme and have branches throughout the world.
If you are interested in the profession of software architecture, you should definitely consider becoming an IASA member. The IASA website has details of a chapter near you.
(Disclosure: Eoin and I are IASA Fellows and have provided material for their website in the past)