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Why become a Chartered Geographer?

As a well respected scheme, and the first of its kind in terms of breadth of appeal, there are many benefits associated with achievement of chartered status.

Clare Hadley CGeog (GIS) discusses the benefits of the accreditation. Clare is Policy and Engagement Manager at Ordnance Survey, and is a Final Assessor for the Chartered Geographer programme.

Listen to other Chartered Geographers discuss their experiences of the accreditation.


Chartered Geographers explain in these audio slideshows (summarised below) the benefits of the accreditation for both individuals and employers. 

  • Recognition: proves to employers, clients and the public that you demonstrate competence, experience and professionalism in geographical knowledge, understanding and skills, enhances your career profile and can assist in advancing your career as it demonstrates significant personal development and a commitment to ongoing development
  • Personal development: provides support to structure your own personal development and learning, keeps you abreast of developments within the discipline, provides opportunities for networking
  • Benefits to employers: provides the impetus and incentive to individuals to keep Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training current, helps ensure you have a highly skilled and respected workforce and documents this to others
  • Fellowship (FRGS) of a prestigious learned society: enjoy a rich variety of London and regional lectures and events; take advantage of a vast array of resources - publications, journals, books, online resources, archives and maps; attend special networking events; support and contribute to the future of geography
  • Networking: Chartered Geographers (CGeogs) meet at least once a year at RGS-IBG for a networking reception. We encourage CGeogs to network with each other wherever possible. Rooms are available at RGS-IBG for any CGeog event

Listen to other Chartered Geographers discuss their experiences of the accreditation.

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