BASES is now a licensed body of the Science Council, meaning that BASES Accredited members are eligible to gain Chartered Scientist (CSci) status. BASES and the Science Council have shared objectives to promote high standards in science and recognise the professionalism of practicing scientists.
The Science Council is a membership organisation that brings together learned societies and professional bodies in the field of science and its application. 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 delegates responsibility for its award to professional bodies that have been granted Licensed Body status.
CSci represents a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in scientific knowledge and application. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings, 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.
Members who are BASES Accredited Sport and Exercise Scientists are automatically eligible for CSci status. To read more about how to apply, please click here.
Registration as a Chartered Scientist is awarded for one year, so must be renewed annually. 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 (if required for auditing purposes).
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