In the first stage, your application is assessed by two Initial Assessors who are experts in your field or sector. They will independently review the application materials and make a recommendation. Initial Assessors often provide constructive feedback and request additional information to strengthen your case. You are given the opportunity to provide this information and/or re-work aspects of your application before it is referred to the second stage of review.
In the second stage, two Final Assessors consider your application alongside the feedback and recommendations of the Initial Assessors. They may also request additional information from you. If your application is successful, the Final Assessors will recommend to the Society’s Council that you are accepted as a Chartered Geographer.
If you are recommended for acceptance as a Chartered Geographer, this will be formally approved at one of the meetings of the Society's Council, which normally take place in April, June, September and December.
If the Assessors feel that the application does not yet demonstrate the requirements for accreditation, they may recommend that the application be placed 'on-hold' to allow you time to acquire the experience, development or evidence needed to support a re-appraisal of your application.
Additional information requests
There is no need to be discouraged if further information is requested on your application or it is recommended that your application is placed on hold to allow you time to accrue further evidence or experience. Additional information is currently requested in approximately two-thirds of all applications; this depth of consideration and attention to detail by subject experts underpins our robust review process.
Occasionally, Final Assessors may request an interview if they feel it will benefit your application or the assessment process. Full support and guidance will be offered in the event of an interview being requested.