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 practising 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 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. Applications for CSci may be made at the same time as for Membership or Fellowship.
Click here for detailed guidance on eligibility and requirements for Chartered Scientist.
for Science Council information on CSci.