Professionally recognising those who work in the life sciences at a high level, Chartered Status is recognised as a hallmark of excellence in both the UK and the European Union. It engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees. Chartered Status is open to Members (MSB) and Fellows (FSB) of the Society of Biology with a Masters level qualification or equivalent, who can also demonstrate the required professional competences and a commitment to CPD.
Chartered Biologist status (designated by the postnominal CBiol) provides a benchmark for bioscientists working in a vast and continually growing array of settings and we are the only body that can award the title Chartered Biologist. Chartered Scientist status (designated by the postnominal CSci) provides a benchmark for scientists working in pan-science roles. Which scheme is best depends on your particular job role, circumstances and personal self-identification as a biologist or scientist. The Society also welcomes applications from members wishing to gain both Chartered titles. If you currently hold CBiol status, and have completed CPD for the past two years, you will be guaranteed CSci status due to your equivalent professional standing.
Chartered Biologist is offered free to all MSB and FSB Society members and Chartered Scientist is offered under license from the Science Council for an annual fee of £30. Retention of Chartered Status is maintained through our CPD programme, demonstrating the credibility and distinction of our Chartered Scientists and Biologists.
Chartered Scientist is assessed externally, and therefore it is critical that your application illustrates how you acheive each of the competencies. Guidance listing what you must illustrate can now be accessed via pop up boxes as you enter the evidence for each competency, and a document (avaliable to the right of this screen) gives some mock answers for the competencies.
To apply for this, and other registers, visit the MySociety portal.
If you would like to receive more information about gaining Chartered Status and the CPD scheme, or about becoming a member, email us or call: 0844 858 9316.