Every applicant must meet Chartered Geographer's requirements for education and/or professional experience before they are eligible to apply.
Applicants for Chartered Geographer (CGeog) must meet the following criteria before CGeog status can be awarded:
For CGeog, CGeog (GI/GIS), CGeog (Geomorph) and CGeog (Econ):
Have not less than six years (with a degree in geography or a related subject) or ten to fifteen years (without a degree; length of time at the discretion of the assessment panel) experience in the profession and practice of geography since graduating.
For CGeog (Teacher):
Have not less than six years (with a degree) or ten to fifteen years (without a degree) experience in the profession and practice of teaching geography, including the successful completion of a teacher training year.
Have undertaken of a range of geographical continuing professional development (CPD) activities and demonstrated a commitment to future CPD, for example conference attendance, internal or external training courses, mentoring.
Be a Fellow of the Society. (This application can be made at the same time as Chartered Geographer, and is included in the application documents.)
Be capable of addressing the requirements for accreditation in the application, justifying their reasons for wanting to become Chartered in the professional self-evaluation and supporting materials.
You can find out more about what the assessors look for in our guidance on the application and assessment process and in our responses to frequently asked questions.
Chartered Geographers may choose to use one of five approved post-nominals to signal a sub-disciplinary specialism: CGeog (Econ); CGeog (Geomorph); CGeog (GIS), CGeog (GI); CGeog (Teacher). The adoption of a post-nominal is entirely optional. The eligibility requirements for each post-nominal are broadly the same, but with CGeog (Teacher) requiring successful completion of a teacher-training year within the qualifying period.
The application process for all CGeog post-nominals is exactly the same but you must state from the outset which post-nominal you would like, in order that expert sub-disciplinary assessors may be assigned to review your application.
If you are not sure about your eligibility, we would be happy to offer a free and impartial CV review, to identify how well you meet the criteria above and guide you in making an application in the future.
Please contact us, attaching a copy of your CV.
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