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
disciplines and reflects best practice in science.
Chartered Scientist status is aimed at those practising science at the full
professional level and at those for whom scientific knowledge or practice at
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
high levels of experience and competence to employers, other professionals,
ultimately, providing reassurance to the consumer that high standards are being
met within the industry, particularly on food safety. It is now a recognised
title under the EU Directive 89/48/EC .
For food scientists and technologists Chartered Scientist status is awarded by
IFST under licence from the Science Council . Holders are entitled to use the
designatory letters CSci and must be Fellows or Members to qualify.
for CSci may be made at the same time as for Membership or Fellowship, but
applicants must complete a separate form.
Click here for detailed guidance on eligibility and requirements for Chartered Scientist.
Click here for Science Council information on CSci.