The global skills and competency framework for the digital world


Download the comprehensive and freely available SFIA documentation.

Available to download...

  • a complete reference guide in PDF
  • an A3 chart summarising SFIA skills and responsibilities
  • an Excel spreadsheet containing the complete text of skill descriptions and levels of responsibilities - this is invaluable to copy and paste SFIA content into your own tools/documents

All the documents are free to get if you are registered on this site. Registration will allow you to select a free user licence.

Note - links to download the documents will appear on this page when you are logged in to the site

Many other frameworks are closed by design...

  • You can only access the content by paying fees or subscriptions
  • The content can be difficult to get hold off and hard to extract
    •  e.g. in encrypted PDF documents that do not allow printing or "copy and paste" of content
  • The owners update their framework "behind closed doors" - before pushing updates out to users
Important - you do need a licence to use SFIA...
  • The SFIA Foundation maintains and distributes SFIA using a licensing system.
  • The SFIA licence is free for personal career development - and for most internal use by employers in the management of their people.
  • Other types of use may require a different type of licence and may incur a modest fee.

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