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What are the criteria?

Richard Allaway, CGeog (Teacher)To become a Chartered Geographer (Teacher), you will need to meet a set of criteria.

You must demonstrate:

  • Honours degree in geography or related subject (60% geography content) or B.Ed with geography (or 15 years teaching experience if no relevant degree is held)
  • At least six years teaching experience
  • Commitment to CPD, embedding it in your own practice and supporting others

If you are successful in your application for Chartered status you will also become a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) if you are not already.

You can use existing documentation to support your application, such as:

  • Your Professional Development Record, which can be used as evidence that you are meeting the requirements for CGeog (Teacher)
  • Evidence you have collected for performance management
  • AST or Geography Quality Mark application

View the Requirements for Validation document (PDF) for full criteria details.

Where did these criteria originate?

The criteria for Chartered Geographer (Teacher) were approved by the Privy Council.

Although Chartered Geographer was the first accreditation to offer a Chartered Status for a specific teaching subject, there are now several other Chartered Statuses for teachers. Read more about how these statuses compare to CGeog (Teacher) (PDF).

If you have any questions about Chartered Geographer (Teacher) please contact:

  • Claire Wheeler, Manager: Educational Professional Support, Education and Outdoor Learning Department, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR.
  • Email: cgeogteacher@rgs.org or c.wheeler@rgs.org
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7591 3053
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