About 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. Search the profiles to get an idea of the diversity that makes up CSci.

CSci Chartered Scientist


  • 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 annual CPD monitoring, 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.

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