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Chartered psychologist (CPsychol)
Chartered Psychologist status is the benchmark of professional recognition for psychologists and reflects the highest standards of psychological knowledge and expertise.
If a professional is chartered it is a mark of experience, competence and reputation for anyone looking to employ, consult or learn from a psychologist.
The title is legally recognised and can only be conferred by the British Psychological Society under our Royal Charter, which was granted in 1965 and gives us national responsibility for the development, promotion and application of psychology for the public good.
Qualifying for chartered membership status is a significant achievement, requiring high levels of academic attainment, periods of supervised practice and applied experience, a commitment to lifelong learning, and an engagement with the broader issues facing the profession.
These foundations are further strengthened by our Member Conduct Rules and Code of Ethics and Conduct, which all Chartered Psychologists must follow.
Chartered Psychologists use the letters CPsychol after their name.
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