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Achieving chartered status in any profession denotes to the wider community a high level of specialised subject knowledge and professional competence. The award of the Chartered Chemist (CChem) designation recognises the experienced practising chemist who has demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of chemistry, significant personal achievements based upon chemistry, professionalism in the workplace and a commitment to maintaining technical expertise through continuing professional development.
In the United Kingdom, CChem candidates must meet the following requirements:
- Be a Member or a Fellow of the RSC;
- Hold a degree accredited by the RSC (or equivalent);
- Show that the chemical knowledge and skills acquired from their education and training are essential for fulfilling the needs of their job;
- Demonstrate development of twelve Professional Attributes.
In Australia, the requirements are broadly the same as above.