RTTP Interest Continues to Grow

It was inspiring to see so many of you at the recent AUTM Annual Meeting in San Diego and to discuss with you the opportunity to become a Registered Technology Transfer Professional (RTTP). Interest and awareness of RTTP continues to grow as evidenced by the number of speakers with RTTP designation and the attendance at the RTTP panel discussion sponsored by Wolf Greenfield.

Since we were obviously not able to speak with everyone about this important credential, we thought it would be helpful to send this follow on letter to ensure that each and every AUTM member is aware of this AUTM member benefit.

By way of background, in 2010 AUTM and four other international leading technology transfer organizations collaborated to form the Alliance of Technology Transfer Professionals (ATTP). Together, they created a global credential, RTTP, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated competence in the profession. The RTTP credential also takes into account the diversity of roles in our profession while recognizing that certain core competencies span across those roles. Following is how the RTTP credential will benefit you:

Provide professional validation and recognition by your peers and employers
Connect you locally and internationally to a community of practitioners
Enable you to work anywhere in the world

While it does not require taking a test, it does require writing a case study around an achievement and evidence of education that demonstrates these fundamental competencies and submitting it to a peer review group for evaluation.

The next review date will be April 21, 2016. We hope that you will take the opportunity to join your colleagues from around the world in achieving and proudly displaying your RTTP credentials. Should you have any questions, please email me at office@attp.info.