Becoming a Licensed Body of the Science Council and offering Chartered Scientists (CSci) to BASES members.
BASES is a licensed body of the Science Council meaning that accredited members are eligible to gain Chartered Scientist (CSci) status.
What is The Science Council?
The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications. The key benefit of joining the Science Council is that it “advances professionalism in science by enabling member bodies to offer Chartered Scientists (CSci) to their individual members.”The Science Council upholds the standards for CSci but it delegates responsibility for its award to professional bodies which are granted Licensed Body status. If you feel you have the required combination of qualifications and experience and can show you meet the CSci competencies, and are a member of one of the Science Council’s Licensed Professional Bodies, you could apply to become a Chartered Scientist.
What is a Chartered Scientist?
CSci represents a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings and across all scientific and related sectors. Being chartered is the mark of professional recognition. Being a Chartered Scientist allows all scientists working at the full professional level to be recognised on an equal footing.
How do I qualify for CSci?
Accredited members are eligbile for CSci status, please click here
How long is CSci awarded for?
It is awarded with annual renewal. Annual CPD monitoring is the process which all Chartered Scientists undergo in order to retain their CSci status. All Chartered Scientists must confirm that they remain professionally active and competent to perform their role, and be able to support this attestation with evidence of CPD activity.
What are the Website addresses?
· Science Council (www.sciencecouncil.org) is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies across science and its applications.
· Chartered Scientist CSci (www.charteredscientist.org) represents, a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science.
Who do I contact in BASES if I require any further information?