Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientist (CSci) is an award of the Science Council. It is only available to members of bodies licensed by the Science Council, including The OR Society.

The initials CSci after your name denote that you have been independently assessed as meeting benchmarked standards of scientific competence and experience; that you are continuing to keep your skills up-to-date; and that you are committed to comply with an independent code of conduct.

Becoming a Chartered Scientist

Applicants for CSci will need to demonstrate competence across fie areas. Guidance on what the assessors will be looking for under each competence is provided in a CSci guidance document.

You are eligible to apply for CSci if you have sufficient post-graduate working experience and professional development. This will normally be at least four years if you have a relevant MSc. If you do not, it will need to be enough to demonstrate that you have also attained Masters-level competence.

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Continuing Professional Development

Chartered Scientists are required to demonstrate that they are undertaking sufficient continuing professional development each year to maintain their competence. This requires undertaking a range of activities, documenting it, and documenting its contribution to competence. More detail on standard requirements and examples are on the Science Council website. You may also be interested in further information on CSci Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Code of Conduct

Chartered Scientists are required to abide by the OR Society code of conduct, which helps endorse your integrity and professional ethics; and accept a disciplinary code to enforce this.