Chartered Geographer (CGeog) is the only internationally recognised professional accreditation for those with competence, experience and professionalism in the use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills in the workplace.
As a well respected scheme, and the first of its kind in terms of breadth of appeal, there are many benefits associated with achievement of chartered status.
Here, Clare Hadley CGeog (GIS) discusses the benefits of the accreditation. Clare is Policy and Engagement Manager at Ordnance Survey, and is a Final Assessor for the Chartered Geographer programme.
Recognition: CGeog accreditation proves to employers, clients and the public that you demonstrate competence, experience and professionalism in geographical knowledge, understanding and skills, enhances your career profile and can assist in advancing your career as it demonstrates significant personal development and a commitment to ongoing development
Personal development: the accreditation provides support to structure your own personal development and learning, keeps you abreast of developments within the discipline, provides opportunities for networking
Benefits to employers: the accreditation provides the impetus and incentive to individuals to keep Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and training current, and helps ensure you have a highly skilled and respected workforce and documents this to others
Fellowship (FRGS) of a prestigious learned society: enjoy a rich variety of London and regional lectures and events; take advantage of a vast array of resources - publications, journals, books, online resources, archives and maps; attend special networking events; support and contribute to the future of geography
Networking: Chartered Geographers (CGeogs) meet at least once a year at RGS-IBG for a networking reception. We encourage CGeogs to network with each other wherever possible. Rooms are available at RGS-IBG for any CGeog event.
"CGeog is a qualification which spurs you on to improve your own professional development, and maintain the curiosity about the subject. Teachers should also be learners, and CGeog provides a framework for that process, as well as recognition when it is achieved." Alan Parkinson, CGeog (Teacher).
"Going through the CGeog process is a very beneficial experience. It allows you to reflect on the work that you have done and are doing and allows you to think about where you want to develop next. It is an excellent CPD activity in its own right!" Jonathan Powell, CGeog (Teacher)
"Personally, it is recognition of many years learning, experience and work. For those of use without a formal qualification it is proof to ourselves and others that our skills and knowledge are judged to be of a professional standard and are maintained through our career. Professionally, I believe it gives me standing amongst my peers and shows that the Council is supportive of CPD". Shona Frost CGeog, (GIS)
"From a personal point of view, Chartered Geographer status is proud recognition of years of academic and professional work and the commitment that I made to the discipline a decade ago. From a professional perspective, Chartered Geographer status becomes a signal to clients and employers that I have both academic and professional experience, people who are happy to recommend me, a commitment to furthering my skills and accreditation from a learned society". Jake Sales CGeog (GIS)
Read extended CGeog biographies (pdf)
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