Chartered Statistician

Chartered Statistician (CStat) is our highest professional award. It provides formal recognition of a member’s statistical qualifications and professional training and experience. Our CStat award is a respected designation and has many benefits for professionally active statisticians.

CStat members can also apply for Chartered Scientist status.

Our criteria

To gain CStat status you must have:

  • At least five years approved professional training and experience, plus
  • An approved degree (or equivalent) in statistics or a subject with substantial coverage of statistical theory, methods and practice – at least one of the following

1 – UK honours degree (class I or II) and/or higher degree
2  – an appropriate overseas degree (an MSc may be required)
3 – the Graduate Diploma of the Society or the Institute of Statisticians
4 – in exceptional circumstances, members who do not have an approved qualification but have made a substantial contribution to statistics can be considered under criterion 4

This is a summary of requirements, for full details download the Notes for guidance for applicants for CStat and GradStat (PDF).

Application process

CStat members must

Members who have an approved degree but do not have the training and experience can apply for Graduate Statistician status.