Chartered Scientist

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.


What is a Chartered Scientist?

Chartered Scientist (CSci) 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.

We award Chartered Scientist status under licence from the Science Council. The Chartered Scientist award is only available for professional level of membership (Member and Fellow). 

Why become a Chartered Scientist?

There are many valuable benefits to becoming a Chartered Scientist:

  • Public recognition for your knowledge and experience
  • Development of skills and comptence
  • Improves your chances of promotion
  • Holders are entitled to use designatory letters CSci
  • Gaining international recognition (EU Directive 89/48/EC.) enhances professional attainments
  • Achieving of high professional standards of Chartered status
  • Being professionally registered is a mark of excellence
  • Free access to personal and career development tool called myCPD 

Find out if you are eligible for Chartered Scientist status