Chartered Scientist?

Chartered Scientist (CSci) represents, a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings and across all scientific and related sectors.

Who can apply?

To qualify for the Chartered Scientist designation applicants must possess a combination of high-level scientific knowledge and experience. This is typically demonstrated by an accredited Masters qualification together with four years of post graduation-level experience sufficient to meet the CSci competencies.

The standard route is through an accredited Masters degree. Where a candidate does not hold an accredited degree, they may still show equivalence of M-Level learning through:

  • academic qualifications (including those at D-Level, i.e. Bachelor/Foundation degree)
  • accredited prior learning,
  • portfolios, and
  • assessed scientific and technical reports (including published peer-reviewed papers)

Further detailed information can be found at http://www.charteredscientist.org/about-csci/standards

How much does it cost?

£85 per year (to be confirmed)

How do I apply?

The Science Council upholds the standards for CSci but it delegates responsibility for its award to Professional Bodies which are granted Licensed Body status. If you feel you have the required combination of qualifications and experience and can show you meet the CSci competencies, and are a member of one of the Science Council’s Licensed Professional Bodies, you could apply to become a Chartered Scientist. At present ARTP are not a licensed body.

What do I need to do to stay on the register?

Annual CPD monitoring is the process which all Chartered Scientists undergo in order to retain their CSci status. All Chartered Scientists must confirm that they remain professionally active and competent to perform their role, and be able to support this attestation with evidence of CPD activity.

For further information see http://www.charteredscientist.org/about-csci/cpd-standards

What are the benefits?

CSci benefits the individual…

  • by giving you wider recognition outside of your specific discipline or sector
  • by demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and continuing high levels of competence and development
  • by reflecting the likely breadth of your career across science

CSci benefits the employer…

  • by giving assurance of the competence and professionalism of your employees
  • by providing them with a platform for networking across disciplines and sectors by showing your customers or competitors that your staff are practicing at the highest level

CSci benefits the profession…

  • by benchmarking all professional scientists at the same high level no matter which discipline or sector they work in
  • by ensuring that all registrants must be participating in CPD to continue to hold the award
  • by encouraging networking and bringing together multidisciplinary teams of professional scientists

CSci benefits the public...

  • by creating a single badge of professionalism that the public can recognise across the science professions and beyond
  • by maintaining and increasing the public’s trust in scientists through professional standards, codes of conduct and mandatory revalidation

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