The Tolima Institute of Professional Technical Training ITFIP was created by Decree No. 3462 of December 24, 1980, issued by the Ministry of National Education.
In compliance with Law 24 of 1988, it is organized as a public establishment of the national order called: Tolimense Institute of Professional Technical Training "ITFIP" attached to the Ministry of National Education as an Establishment of Higher Education of a Technical Professional nature.
Redefined by propaedeutic cycles through Resolution No. 1895 of April 17, 2007, in accordance with Law 749 of 2002.
It obtained the Qualified Registries for the university professional programs in Business Administration, Agricultural Administration and Public Accounting in 2008, and in 2012 the Qualified Registries were obtained to offer Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Systems Engineering (for propaedeutic cycles).