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Information for Sponsors

All applicants for Chartered Geologist (CGeol) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) are required to have two professionally qualified Sponsors who have first-hand knowledge of their work and professional standing. 

For CGeol applicants both Sponsors should preferably be CGeols. We accept other professional qualifications such as CEng, and various ones from recognised overseas professional bodies, provided that this has been agreed with the Society in advance. 

For CSci, at least one of the Sponsors must hold the CSci title.

It is important for Sponsors to be professionally qualified.

Being professionally qualified helps the Sponsor provide a professional opinion of the applicant’s competencies and makes them better placed to advise as to whether the applicant is ready for Chartership, as opposed to just being eligible to apply. 

Their guidance is crucial in ensuring the applicant's best chance of success with their application. 

If a Sponsor thinks that the applicant is not yet ready for Chartership we expect you will discuss this with them and we hope you will help them to gain the additional experience or understanding necessary for a successful application.

Should an applicant, that you have sponsored, be deferred it is important that you discuss  the notes and advice received from their Scrutineers. This will help them maximise their chances of success with a further application.

Sponsors are asked to complete an assessment report form in which they comment on the applicant’s experience, knowledge and abilities against the seven CGeol or five CSci Chartership Competency criteria, as appropriate (see More Information).

We also encourage Sponsors to review the Forms and Guidance provided to Applicants and Scrutineers:


Information for Applicants

Begin your journey towards accreditation as a Chartered Geologist (CGeol) or Chartered Scientist (CSci).


Information for Scrutineers

Scrutineers are experienced Chartered Geologists or Chartered Scientists who help assess new applications for Chartered status.

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Apply to be a Scrutineer

Sponsors with CGeol and/or CSci are encouraged to apply to join the panel of Scrutineers if they have more than 5 years’ post-Chartership experience or have a considerable number of years pre-Chartership experience.

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