How to apply
- Read the guidance document
- Find a mentor.
- Applying online: Log in to your members area and complete the Eligibility section and submit it along with your CV and registration fee. Note: if you do not hold a formal Masters-level qualification in chemical science, you'll need to complete the Equivalence section as well.
- Once registration has been approved start work on the Professional Development Programme, or begin gathering your evidence for the Direct Programme. For both programmes you'll need to provide self-written testimonials, along with your portfolio of supporting evidence.
You will complete your application via your online members area. However, if you are unable to do so because of strict confidentiality requirements then you can apply via email – please get in touch to request a form.
Who contributes to your CChem application?
All CChem applicants need a mentor to help your development or help you to review your career. Your mentor is required to provide supporting statements against each group of attributes. Please read our guidance for CChem mentors.
All CChem applicants also need a referee to sign off your evidence as accurate. Your referee can be the same person as your mentor if they are able to support the veracity of your evidence.
Help with finding a mentor
We advise you to choose a mentor who is a CChem or other chartered professional from within your own workplace or someone from your existing networks such as an interest group. However we recognise that this may be challenging if you are a lone chemist, work in a small organisation, a teacher or based in a country where CChem is not widely known. We can offer the following:
Role of the CChem Mentor
Watch our webinar about how to become a CChem Mentor
Help available to you
We have a variety of support options available to help support you through the process. Please email us to find out more.
Consultations with our staff
These consultations are for prospective or current applicants. These 45 minute sessions with an expert member of staff can be used to discuss your eligibility or choice of mentor. As an applicant, you can use this time to go through your application and discuss your evidence and examples.
CChemCafé – a peer to peer support group
Every month we hold an online informal support group. We often have a guest present to help support the theme of each session which covers being an effective mentee to finishing up and submitting. These sessions are a great way to meet other applicants and share experiences and ideas.
Review of your submission
Experienced staff can review your submission either part way through or when you submit the final version to make sure you have completed all the relevant sections with suitable evidence.