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Chartered Geographer

Chartered Geographer (CGeog) is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation for those with competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace.

If you use geographical skills and knowledge on a daily basis and would like a professional accreditation that recognises your work as a geographer then Chartered Geographer status is for you, whether you work in academia, a private-sector consultancy, a public sector agency or a business. It is the same in concept and scope to chartered accreditation in other professions such as Chartered Surveyor, Chartered Engineer, Chartered Environmentalist and Chartered Meteorologist.

In addition to Chartered Geographer, we also specifically validate professionals in GIS, geomorphology and geography teachers. For the latter, see the dedicated Chartered Geographer (Teacher) site.


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Why become a CGeog »

Learn about the benefits of achieving Chartered Geographer status (also outlined in promoting CGeog) and listen to audio slideshows voiced by CGeogs. 

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Check the application criteria to see if you are eligible, and find out what you need to do to apply for the accreditation.


Application guidance »

Application guidance »

Visit the sections about frequently asked questions and assessment guidance, and how to complete the professional self-evaluation and CPD record.


Working towards Chartered Geographer »

Working towards CGeog »

Using our guidance find out more about how you should develop your career and what activities your should get involved with to achieve CGeog status.


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Discover who has just been awarded the status, what Chartered Geographers do, and upcoming networking 
events and opportunities.


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