Working towards Chartered Geographer
Planning and recording the development of your career from an early stage will make the application process more straightforward when you become eligible to apply for Chartered Geographer status.
Whether you are just starting your career or are a few years short of the required work experience needed to apply, the following guidance outlines how you can work towards achieving Chartered Geographer status.
You should regularly evaluate your skills, knowledge and career progress, to assess what is needed to become a Chartered Geographer.
Keeping a record...
...of all your achievements, roles and responsibilities is an integral part of the process. This record will provide the evidence to support your application for Chartered Geographer, without which the accreditation cannot be awarded.
You should also keep a record of your continuing professional development (CPD) activities. CPD is the process throughout a career by which professionals keep their subject, skills, knowledge and understanding up to date. Please see the page on CPD to find out what is required to apply, and information about the types of activities which can be included in your CPD record.
Planning CPD annually supports your career planning and skill development - your record is not just a review but should be a process you actively think about. Our template form for CPD (MSWORD) illustrates how this can be done, and can be used to record your own CPD. A good CPD record will strengthen your application for Chartered Geographer.
Developing your career
As your career progresses, you should be thinking about a range of issues that will help develop your case for Chartered Geographer. This guide is aimed mainly at graduates and early career professionals - if you are established in your career you may already have the required skills and experience and be eligible to apply.