RSC - Advancing the Chemical Sciences



Professional Development, Qualifications and Registers

We set high standards of competence and conduct for professional chemists, and we assess applications for various professional qualifications and awards. We also maintain registers and directories which identify those members who have demonstrated a high level of competence in certain fields.

Professional Development, Qualifications and Registers

Professional Qualifications and Development

Registered Scientist and Registered Science Technician

Designations for the professional recognition of technicians and scientists

Chartered Chemist (CChem)

The award of CChem recognises the experienced chemical scientist who has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of chemistry

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

We are licensed by the Science Council to award CSci status

Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach)

We are licensed by the Science Council to award CSciTeach status

Mastership in Chemical Analysis (MChemA)

The statutory qualification for practice as a Public Analyst in the UK

MSc in Chemical Technology and Management

Distance learning programme in Chemical Technology and Management

Registers and Directories

Register of Qualified Persons

A Qualified Person has responsibility to ensure that the manufacture of medicines is properly controlled

Analytical Chemists Register

The Register of Analytical Chemists closed on 31 March 2014.

Specialist in Land Condition (SiLC)

Accreditation for land condition professionals

Directory of Consulting Practices

Details of consulting practices and organisations with a range of expertises

Road Traffic Acts Analysts

A list of analytical chemists who can undertake analysis of blood and urine specimens for the determination of the alcohol content.

Also of interest

Join the Royal Society of Chemistry

Become a member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the world's leading chemistry community

Accreditation of Company Training

We accredit company training schemes to help support employees' professional development.

Continuing Professional Development

Members can record their professional development using our free online tool