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Period of Accreditation and Cost

A Company Training Scheme will be accredited for a period of 5 years. 

The Geological Society will make a modest initial charge for accreditation (currently £900), with an annual fee (currently £100) charged each of the four years that follow successful accreditation. 

Companies are asked to bear in mind that this is a contribution towards the full cost of operating the accreditation process, and that the fee charged by the Geological Society for individual applications for Chartership is low compared with many other professional bodies.

During the period of the accreditation, the Company and the Geological Society will liaise regularly to ensure that experience gained during operation of the scheme is optimised to meet the needs of participants.


The benefits of accreditation will be back-dated, up to a maximum of 3 years, to the start of an accredited scheme. 

The company concerned will be required to demonstrate that the scheme has remained substantially unaltered for the period in question and document minor changes in response to experience gained during the scheme’s operation.