Skip to content

Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Chartered Scientists are professionals with specialist knowledge and scientific understanding. Chartered Scientists working in energy may develop solutions to scientific problems, using new or existing technology, or be involved in improving the application of science and technology.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and critical awareness of current problems or new insights, much of which is informed by the forefront of their field of study or area of professional practice. Chartered Scientists are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to scientific problems, using new or existing technologies, through a combination of high-level knowledge, innovation and creativity.

Academic requirements:
You are required to have completed a scientific Masters qualification or an assessed equivalent. This equivalent can be a combination of:

  • a peer-reviewed scientific article 
  • records from an assessed work-based learning programme
  • a report of your high-level problem-solving experience of project for which you had technical responsibility.

How to apply:
You will require a Masters level science degree and will need to submit the standard application documentation for assessment by the Membership Panel:

  • Completed application form – please ensure this is signed
  • Professional Development Review (PDR) – this should demonstrate how and where you meet the standards and competences outlined in the Member CSci guidance notes or Fellow CSci guidance notes. There is a separate guidance note on writing your PDR
  • Compldeted CSci competence grid - with clear, concise and relevant examples as to how and where you meet each aspect
  • A detailed CPD record and future plan on how you intend to maintain your competence
  • Organisation Chart – this should show your position within your organisation
  • Two sponsor references – please ensure these are signed and comments included. We provide a sponsor reference form
  • True and signed copies of your academic and other certificates
  • True and signed copy of photographic ID showing your signature and date of birth
  • Application / transfer fee (£95 if you are not a member of any description; £65 if you are applying for a different grade of EI membership)

Download your application pack here

If you have any questions on the above then please contact the EI Membership team on

t: +44 (0)20 7467 7100 or e: membership@energyinst.org

Licensed by the


Not a member?