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Applying to be accredited as a Chartered Geographer involves making the case to be awarded the status, and providing sufficient supporting evidence.

The following documents must be submitted to make a complete application for Chartered Geographer status:

Please note that if you are applying for Chartered Geographer (Teacher) there are a different set of forms for you.

Applications can be submitted at any time and should be sent by email.

Your name, affiliation and date should be included on each document. 

The cost is £50 to apply for Chartered Geographer status, plus the fee to join the Society as a Fellow if you are not already one (you must apply at the same time if you are not a Fellow, using the application form (MSWORD) or (PDF)

Further information

Read the frequently asked questions and assessment panel guidance to find out more about what content and detail is required. Your application will be delayed if insufficient information has been provided (the assessment committee will ask for additional submissions).

If your questions are not answered on this website, or you would like some advice on your application, please contact the RGS-IBG Professional Officer:

email cgeog@rgs.org
telephone +44 (0)20 7591 3023

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