Chartered Statistician (CStat) is the Society's highest professional award. It provides formal recognition of an individual's statistical qualifications and professional training and experience. It was established on 1 January 1993, following the merger of the Royal Statistical Society and the Institute of Statisticians on that date.
The CStat award is a well regarded designation for professional statisticians and has clear benefits for professionally active statisticians and the wider professional world in which they work.
The general requirement for CStat status is an approved degree (or equivalent) and approved professional training and experience for at least five years. Those who have an appropriate degree but do not yet have the required training and experience may apply for Graduate Statistician status.
Full details of the requirements are contained in the CStat applicants notes for guidance. Applications are submitted and processed via a secure online portal.
Chartered Statisticians are required to abide by the Society's code of conduct. They are also expected to adhere to the Society's continuing professional development policy. A maintained professional certificate is optionally available to give formal recognition of engagement in continuing professional development activities. At the end of 2011 the Professional Affairs Committee, which manages the professional awards, decided to introduce revalidation for the award.
Chartered Statisticians pay an additional subscription in addition to the basic annual rate. Full details can be found in the subscriptions section of our website. There is no charge for the application process.
Chartered Statisticians are eligible to apply for Chartered Scientist status. Please follow the link, which takes you to our own section on Chartered Scientist status.
A leaflet setting out the benefits of the Chartered Statistician award can be found here.