Science Council

The Nuclear Institute holds a licence from the Science Council to register professionals as Chartered Scientists:

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CSci represents a single chartered mark for all scientists, recognising high levels of professionalism and competence in science. All those working in the practice, application, advancement or teaching of science can become CSci with the appropriate combination of qualifications and experience. There are currently around 15,000 Chartered Scientists working in a vast array of settings and across all scientific and related sectors.

Chartered Scientists demonstrate effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology by scoping, planning and managing multifaceted projects.


CSci benefits the individual

  • by giving you wider recognition outside of your specific discipline or sector
  • by demonstrating your commitment to professionalism and continuing high levels of competence and development
  • by reflecting the likely breadth of your career across science

CSci benefits the employer

  • by giving assurance of the competence and professionalism of your employees
  • by providing them with a platform for networking across disciplines and sectors by showing your customers or competitors that your staff are practicing at the highest level

CSci benefits the profession

  • by benchmarking all professional scientists at the same high level no matter which discipline or sector they work in
  • by ensuring that all registrants must be participating in CPD to continue to hold the award
  • by encouraging networking and bringing together multidisciplinary teams of professional scientists

CSci benefits the public

  • by creating a single badge of professionalism that the public can recognise across the science professions and beyond
  • by maintaining and increasing the public’s trust in scientists through professional standards, codes of conduct and mandatory revalidation


To qualify for the Chartered Scientist designation applicants must possess a combination of high-level scientific knowledge and experience. This is typically demonstrated by a Masters qualification together with four years of post graduation-level experience sufficient to meet the CSci competencies. To qualify for this registration, you must meet the requirements of the CSci Standard.


CSci and NI Membership application forms

The Nuclear Institute expects Chartered Engineers to maintain a CPD record to maintain their registration. 

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Visit the Chartered Scientists page here