The Chartered Scientist qualification is awarded to scientists who meet the high standards required and demands a commitment to continuing professional development. It is intended to ensure high and improving standards across all scientific disciplines and reflects best practice in science.
Chartered Scientist status is aimed at those practicing science at the full professional level and at those for whom scientific knowledge or practice at that level form an essential element in the fulfilment of their role.
Chartered Scientist status provides valuable professional recognition among fellow scientists across all disciplines and the wider community. It demonstrates high levels of experience and competence to employers, other professionals, and, ultimately, providing reassurance to the consumer that high standards are being met. It is now a recognised title under the EU Directive 89/48/EC.
- Being chartered is the mark of professional recognition. Being a Chartered Scientist allows all scientists working at the full professional level to be recognised on an equal footing.
- It gives an assurance of current competence through mandatory revalidation, and encapsulates the interdisciplinary nature of science in the 21st Century.
- By benchmarking professional scientists at the same high level, CSci aims to re-engage public trust and confidence in Science and scientists.
- All those working in the practice, application, advancement or teaching of science can become CSci with the appropriate combination of qualifications and experience.
- Chartered Scientists work in an ever growing, diversity of settings, from food science to environmental waste management, health psychology to nuclear physics, and mathematical modelling to chemical engineering.
- Applicants must demonstrate various competencies including the ability to deal with complex issues and communicate their conclusions to a range of audiences
- They show originality in problem solving and substantial autonomy in planning and implementing tasks
- Through a commitment to continuing professional development, Chartered Scientists will continue to advance their knowledge, understanding and competence throughout their career.