Stand out in science

What are the benefits of CSci?

There are many benefits from achieving Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. These benefits range from personal to professional and from how you perceive yourself to how others view you.

Benefits include:

  • Increased confidence in oneself
  • A mark of excellence that is recognised by colleagues, employers and external collaborators across science
  • Assurance of a high ethical stand through the code of conduct
  • Sought after when applying for new roles
  • An opportunity for reflection throughout the application process
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) is a built in component
  • Join a community of science professionals

What is Chartered Scientist?

What qualities are needed?

Chartered Scientists demonstrate effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology by scoping, planning and managing multifaceted projects.

What are the requirements?

Applicants need to demonstrate their competence across five areas by providing examples from your working life, usually within the last five years.

You will also need to provide professional references that can vouch for your knowledge and experience.

You are then assessed, either on paper or in a face to face interview, depending on which Licensed Professional Body you apply with.

Applicants for CSci who do not hold a Level 7 or above qualification must complete a CSci equivalence report.

Who can be a Chartered Scientist?

The Chartered Scientist designation is applicable to any discipline or sector of science. To illustrate this breadth, the following are job titles of current CScis:

  • Senior Technician
  • Soil Science & Growing Media Consultant
  • Lead Specialist Planner Water Resources
  • Psychologist
  • Radiation Protection Adviser
  • Operational Research Analyst
  • Histopathology Laboratory Manager
Other Charterships

Chartership exists in many professions and is a formal recognition of the level of competence an individual has.

Many of our professional bodies have their own charterships or are licensed by the Engineering Council or Society for Environment to award their charterships.

Chartered Scientist is a unique register applicable and recognised across science disciplines.

You can hold multiple charterships if you want to be recognised in your specific discipline as well as more widely.

More information & support

Please find our Chartered Scientist webpage here.

If you are a member of a professional body that awards Chartered Scientist you can check out their webpages or speak to them.

General enquiries to the Science Council can be made here.