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The Step-By-Step Guide to Your Chartership Application

Back to Step 9: Your Interview

Step 10: What happens next?

Following the interview the Scrutineers are required to complete a post-interview report in which they comment on your performance with respect to each of the 7 Chartership competency criteria. Chartership is a ‘bar’ that has to be crossed and consequently the Scrutineers are charged to decide if you have crossed it and also to provide you with advice based on their experience. In their report they submit a recommendation of Accept or Defer or (exceptionally) Accept subject to further information being produced.

Should you be recommended for acceptance then you will be informed of this through a letter from the Society’s President immediately following the next Council meeting where you will have been elected to CGeol or CSci. You will also receive a note from the Chartership Officer which may contain comments and advice that the Scrutineers wish to give you to help with your continued development.

Should the recommendation be for deferral then again you will be informed, following the Council meeting, with a letter from the Chairman of the Chartership Committee. In this case the Scrutineers’ recommendation will have been seen and commented on by two members of the Chartership Committee’s Review Panel. The defer decision letter will contain an explanation of the Scrutineers’ reasons for their recommendation and advice on how you might take things forward to a further application. It is very important that deferred applicants discuss with their Sponsors/Mentors the advice provided by the Scrutineers and get their advice in order to maximise their chances of success in a further application.

The Accept subject to recommendation will have been made if the Scrutineers believe that your application is missing some information that you already have and which would justify your acceptance. You would be required to produce this within a short period of time(up to 4 weeks) and this may delay your election.

In all instances the Chartership Officer will be happy to discuss your application and the advice provided by the Scrutineers.

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