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If you've got a question about accreditation, or about our support for professional geographers more broadly, don't hesitate to get in touch with George Walden (Professional Officer: Chartered Geographer) at

Benefits of professional accreditation

Professional accreditation recognises and demonstrates your competence, experience and professionalism to colleagues, clients and the public, and provides a structure and incentive for ongoing professional development and learning.

Eligibility and application process

Chartered Geographer (CGeog) accreditation recognises your competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace, and a commitment to maintaining your expertise through Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

The journey to Chartered Geographer

Find out more about the steps you can take on your journey to accreditation and which will have a big impact on your application.

Framework of competencies

The professional expertise and other characteristics demonstrated by professionals applying for or maintaining Chartered Geographer status.

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Engaging in CPD demonstrates professional integrity and expertise, and a commitment to keeping knowledge, skills and experience up to date.

Application guidance and FAQs

Our application guidance and FAQs will help anyone thinking about making an application.

Assessment process and what assessors look for

Learn more about the Chartered Geographer assessment process and what CGeog assessors will look for in your application.

Maintaining CGeog status

Make the most of Chartered Geographer status and have a wider impact with the Society's professional communities.

Mentoring network

Our mentoring network creates a framework for support and guidance across your career, including preparing for and maintaining Chartered Geographer accreditation.

Register of Chartered Geographers

Search the register of Chartered Geographers.

Professional Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct sets out how Chartered Geographers should behave as part of this profession, and what others should expect from them.

Chartered Geographer Teacher application accelerator

Support for those eligible for Chartered Geographer Teacher but who haven't found the time to complete their application.

Guide to accreditation for geospatial professionals

This short guide provides an introduction to professional recognition for geospatial professionals.

CGeog post-nominals explained

Find out more about the six optional post-nominals that signal a sub-disciplinary specialism.