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Step-by-step guide to your Chartership application

Back to Step 1: Which Chartership?

Step 2: Find your sponsors

Two Sponsors who have first-hand knowledge of your work and professional standing are required to support your application and to confirm both your eligibility and readiness for Chartership. They must be professionally qualified. 

For CGeol applications at least one Sponsor must be CGeol, and for CSci applications at least one Sponsor must be a CSci. Other professional qualifications may be accepted but must be agreed in advance with the Society.

Things to consider

When thinking about who might sponsor your application remember that validation as a Chartered Geologist or Chartered Scientist is based on your geological or scientific competencies, and not on your competency to do your job. Ideally your Sponsors should also be more than just referees. 

In order to maximise your chances of success, you should select Sponsors who will be able to give you advice on the preparation and focus of your application. You should therefore try and find your Sponsors early and discuss your application with them.

Next steps

Download the documents and send the 'Letter to Sponsors' and the 'Sponsor's Statement form' to your Sponsors, requesting they complete and send them electronically to the Fellowship Office (see More Information to the right).

Next - Step 3: Select an interview date

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If you have a question about applying for validation as a Chartered Geologist or Chartered Scientist, please send us an email.