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Chartered

Professionally recognising those who work in the life sciences at a high level, Chartered Status engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees.

Who can apply?

Chartered Status is open to members (MRSB) and Fellows (FRSB) of the Royal Society of Biology who can also demonstrate the required professional competencies. Applicants will usually have a level 7 qualification, or be able to demonstrate equivalence through their professional experience.

Chartered Biologist

Chartered Biologist status (designated by the postnominal CBiol) provides a benchmark for bioscientists working in a vast and continually growing array of settings. If you have appropriate professional experience or have successfully completed Royal Society of Biology CPD for the past two years at the MRSB or FRSB grade you will be eligible to apply for CBiol. Continued Chartered status depends on successfully completing a Society annual CPD return. Chartered Biologist is a professional registration and is not an academic qualification.

Chartered Biologist - Costs

  • Registration application fee - £55
  • Annual renewal fee - £25

CBiol registrants are also required to join and maintain membership of the RSB as a Member or Fellow. Details on how to join the RSB and associated costs are found here.

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientist status (designated by the postnominal CSci) requires members to have at least a masters level qualification or written equivalent report. Chartered Scientist provides a benchmark for scientists working in pan-science roles.

Which scheme is best depends on your particular job role, circumstances and personal self-identification as a biologist or scientist. The Society also welcomes applications from members wishing to gain both Chartered titles.

Continued Chartered status depends on completing a successful RSB online annual CPD return. Please email for further information.

Chartered Scientist - Costs

  • Registration application fee - £55
  • Annual renewal fee - £55

CSci registrants are also required to join and maintain membership of the RSB as a Member or Fellow. Details on how to join the RSB and associated costs are found here.

Registration Workshops

The Science Council are running a series of online workshops on applying for registration. Click here for the schedule and more information. 

Chartered Science Teacher

Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) recognises the unique combination of skills, knowledge, understanding and expertise that is required by individuals involved in the specific practice and advancement of science teaching and learning. It engenders public confidence in professionals and gives employers confidence in their employees. The RSB is one of several bodies that can award the title Chartered Science Teacher under license from the Science Council, recognised as a hallmark of excellence in the UK.

Chartered Science Teacher - Costs

  • Registration application fee - £55
  • Annual renewal fee - £55

CSciTeach registrants are also required to join and maintain membership of the RSB as a Member or Fellow. Details on how to join the RSB and associated costs are found here.

Start application

To apply visit the mySociety members area.

If you would like to receive more information about gaining Chartered Status and the CPD scheme, or about becoming a member, email us or call on 020 3295 3460.

The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the pipeline; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.

Guidance documents

Chartered Biologist Guidance

Chartered Biologist Example Application (microbiology)

Chartered Biologist Example Application (ecology)

Chartered Scientist Guidance

Chartered Scientist Example CPD Record

Chartered Science Teacher Guidance