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Information for Applicants

To apply to become a Chartered Geologist or Chartered Scientist you must be a Fellow of the Society and hold appropriate educational qualifications. For each title you must demonstrate how you meet the required Chartership competency criteria.

The validation process is made up of three parts:

1. Application Documents (AD 1-4) and Supporting Documents (SD1-6)

Your written applications comprises five components:

  1. The Application Form (AD1), which will summarise your education and career to date;
  2. Your Professional Report (AD2);
  3. An Overview of the seven competency criteria (AD3);
  4. Your Continuous Professional Development (AD4) records; and
  5. Up to six Supporting Documents (SD1-6) which you have selected to demonstrate your competencies.
You can find the Application Documents, AD1-4 in Step 5 of the step-by-step application guide.

2. Sponsors’ Statements (AD5)

Additionally you will need two professionally qualified Sponsors who will each provide a written statement in support of your application; their statements will indicate that in their professional opinion you are ready for Chartership.

3. Validation Interview

You will attend an interview with two Scrutineers who have knowledge and experience of the area of geoscience/science in which you practice. Following the interview they will make a recommendation to the Chartership Committee as to whether or not you have successfully demonstrated your competencies against the Chartership Criteria. The Scrutineers’ recommendation will be based on their assessment of your Application Documents, Supporting Documents, your Sponsors’ Statements and the interview.

The whole process should take less than four months from the submission deadline.

To find out more or to begin the application process read through  the step-by-step chartership guide.

What does it cost?

There is a one-off admission fee which needs to be paid when you submit your application form. When you become Chartered there is a Chartership Supplement as part of your annual Fellowship fees. See the current fees breakdown here.

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