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Step-by-step guide to your Chartership application

Information and guidance on each stage of the application process.

1. Which Chartership?

First decide whether to apply to be a Chartered Geologist (CGeol) or Chartered Scientist (CSci).

2. Find your sponsors

Find two sponsors, normally Chartered Geologists or Chartered Scientists, who will support your application.

3. Select an interview date

Book your interview date early. This will set the timetable for completing your application.

4. Which area of geoscience/science?

Agree with your sponsors which area of geology/geoscience you want your competencies to be assessed.

5. Prepare your application

Put together your application, including your professional statement, and gather your supporting documents.

6. Sponsors’ statements

Ask your sponsors to review your application and email their supporting statements to the Fellowship Office.

7. Submit your application

Send in your completed application, supporting documents and unopened sponsors’ statements by the relevant deadline for your chosen interview date.

8. Prepare for your interview

Prepare the 15 minute presentation you will need to give during your Chartership interview.

9. Your interview

Attend your interview. You will be interviewed by two scrutineers. The interview should last no more than two hours including your prepared presentation.

10. What happens next?

Your scrutineers will make a recommendation to the Chartership panel based on your application, supporting documents, sponsors’ statements and the interview.

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You must be a Fellow of the Geological Society before you can apply for Chartership.

You will also need a degree in geoscience/science, plus a number of years' professional experience.  For guidance on how many years' experience you need, read the eligibility criteria below.

Information for applicants with 20+ years' experience

Competency criteria

You will need to demonstrate that you meet all the relevant competencies for your chosen Chartership route.


You need to demonstrate your commitment to an appropriate programme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD), including a record of your CPD activity for at least the last year.


If you have a question about applying for validation as a Chartered Geologist or Chartered Scientist, please send us an email.