Chartered Scientist (CSci)

CSci represents, a single chartered mark for all scientists,  recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings and across all scientific and related sectors.




  • Being chartered is the mark of professional recognition. Being a Chartered Scientist allows all scientists working at the full professional level to be recognised on an equal footing.

  • It gives an assurance of current competence through mandatory revalidation, and encapsulates the interdisciplinary nature of science in the 21st Century.

  • By benchmarking professional scientists at the same high level, CSci aims to re-engage public trust and confidence in Science and scientists.


  • All those working in the practice, application, advancement or teaching of science can become CSci with the appropriate combination of qualifications and experience.

  • Chartered Scientists work in an ever growing, diversity of settings, from food science to environmental waste management, health psychology to nuclear physics, and mathematical modelling to chemical engineering.


  • Applicants must demonstrate various competencies including the ability to deal with complex issues and communicate their conclusions to a range of audiences

  • They show originality in problem solving and substantial autonomy in planning and implementing tasks

  • Through a commitment to continuing professional development, Chartered Scientists will continue to advance their knowledge, understanding and competence throughout their career

    For more information click here to visit the Science Council website. 

Chartered Scientist careers information.

New Members

Non-members of IPEM can apply for CSci along with membership using an IPEM membership application form - click on Join IPEM for further details on how to apply.  

Existing Members 

Existing Members can apply for CSci by completing the application form together with the Competences form, as well as providing the names and email addresses of two Proposers, who must already be CSci registrants. The Competences form is where you set out how your qualifications and experience match the Science Council criteria.

 CSci Application Form

 CSci Competences Form

Professional registration via the Science Council

Another route is to apply via the Science Council, who will decide if IPEM is the most appropriate Professional Body to be registered through.

Click here to view the current fees for CSci registration. 

Any Questions?

If you have any queries about the process please contact Membership Services by email or phone 01904 550500. 


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