Becoming a Chartered Geographer
GI Graduate with 6 or more years of experience
Applicants under this category must demonstrate that they have achieved ONE of the following:
- First degree in Geography or GIS (honours second class) from a recognised educational establishment
- First degree (honours second class) with 60% Geography or GIS, from a recognised educational establishment
- Other comparable degree (e.g. an honours degree from a recognised university or comparable institution in a related subject). If your first degree was not in Geography, but an MSc or PhD has been completed in Geography (or a related subject) this could be acceptable
- A minimum of 6 years GI experience. Up to 2 years spent on a taught post-graduate course or up to 4 years on research for PhD counts as practical experience.
GI Practitioner with 15 years of related GI experience
If no degree is held, a minimum of 15 years experience is required and applicants applying for CGeog (GIS) based upon experience alone MUST:
- Submit a portfolio
- Be able to demonstrate through their work a clear commitment to the comparative understanding of place and space and to the use of Geographical principles and methods, including their integrative perspective.
GI Graduate with less than 6 years experience
For more information, please contact Lucy Allen - Professional Officer at RGS on the details below.
GI Practitioner with less than 15 years experience
If you work in GI but do not have a degree it is possible to register with RGS-IBG as a fellow and start to collect CPD. You should then record CPD to show evidence of your experience. You can send your application for CGeog (GIS) status to RGS-IBG once you have a minimum of 15 years experience in GI.
If you require recognition for GI experience completed prior to applying for fellowship, a portfolio must be submitted to support this.
For more information, please contact the Professional Officer at RGS.
Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 3023
Fax: +44 (0)20 591 3001