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Becoming A Chartered Member

This month in the Spotlight we have an update from Nelly Harvey on our Accreditations team about our professional awards.

Earlier this year, we celebrated our members who gained Chartered Chemist, Registered Scientist and Registered Science Technician status at our Regional Celebrations.

Some of you asked about these awards, it may have been the first time you knowingly met a Chartered Chemist or Registered Science Technician!

We have over 12,500 Chartered members and approximately 200 people gain Chartered member status every year. We have been awarding Chartered Chemist for around 45 years. The registers are more recent, and they have been awarded since 2012 and currently over 370 members hold Registered status. We have Chartered and Registered members across industry and academia, from apprentice and technician to senior chemist, professor and beyond.
  • Our members have told us they wanted to become Chartered or Registered as it was important to their personal sense of career fulfilment, and that it enhanced their career and promotional prospects.
  • We accredit training and development at over 25 organisations for Chartered and Registered status; across industry and academia, from analytical to food, energy and defence. Our members have said accreditation for Chartership is essential for demonstrating competence to regulators, helping in the recruitment and retention of talent and providing a formalised way of providing recognition and structured development for their employees.
If you would like to find out more about applying for Chartered status please email

If you would like to find out more about accreditation please email

You can learn more about all of our professional awards including Chartered Chemist, on our website.
Posted by Aurora Walshe on Nov 1, 2019 10:30 AM Europe/London

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