Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Becoming a Chartered Scientist allows you to use the post-nominal letters “CSci” after your name, highlighting your level of knowledge and expertise to your employers, colleagues, and customers.

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientists demonstrate effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology by scoping, planning, and managing multifaceted projects.


Chartership as a scientist reflects the wide variety of sciences and their practice, recognising high levels of skill and experience, independent of discipline.


“My development journey towards Chartered Scientist has been one the best experiences in my career, it really pushed me to widen my knowledge of the water industry beyond Scientific Services which is a real benefit to my role. Having started as a modern apprentice and going on this journey of professional registration has been invaluable in helping me to progress in my career to where I am now and would definitely recommend.


Angela Dignan CSci, Team Manager (Scientific Services), Scottish Water 

Dr Caroline Jarrett, Faculty Technical Manager at University of Bristol, shares her experience of becoming a Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Click to view this case study from the Science Council.

Who can become a CSci?

Chartered Scientist registration is open to anyone who can demonstrate the competencies required by the Science Council, and who is willing to abide by their Code of Conduct.


CSci applicants must have EITHER a Level 7 (Master’s degree or higher) qualification within a scientific discipline OR the equivalent learning and achievement. If you do not have any relevant qualifications to include then please ensure you complete the CSci equivalency section of the application form. The Science Council have produced some guidance to help applicants with the completion of this via the  CSci Equivalence guidance. 

How to become a CSci


Before starting your application, read the CSci Standards authored by the Science Council that explains the competence standards required of a Chartered Scientist. 

Once you are ready to begin your application, download the CSci Application Form and the Applicant’s Short Guide and follow the process outlined in the guide. 


All candidates for registration as a Chartered Scientist must be members of a professional body such as IWater.  As part of your application, you will be asked to produce a copy of your CPD record. 


Professional Review Fee for Chartered Scientist (CSci) £168 


Initial Registration Fee (remitted to the Science Council and will cover registration until your next membership renewal date) for Chartered Scientist (CSci) £51.35 


Annual Renewal Fee (remitted annually to the Science Council to maintain the Registration) for Chartered Scientist (CSci) £51.35


Contact Us

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