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Chartered member (CPsychol)

Our chartered membership reflects the highest standard of psychological knowledge and expertise. It is our gold standard, demonstrating a commitment to professional development and high ethical standards of practice, teaching and research. Our chartered members are entitled to use the designation 'CPsychol'.

For more information and case studies of Chartered Psychologists, see our CPsychol information leaflet.

Eligibility

Route 1 - Traditional

UK applicants must:

Achieve at least 2:2 on an undergraduate honours degree recognised by the Society as meeting Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC); or complete a Society-accredited conversion qualification and then:

  • undertake Society-accredited postgraduate qualifications and training

Non-UK applicants must:

  • hold a qualification, or a combination of qualifications, that makes you eligible for GBC.  Degrees from outside the UK are assessed on an individual basis;
  • hold an additional postgraduate qualification in psychology that is at least an equivalent to a UK masters degree; and
  • have relevant supervised training and experience undertaken outside the UK equivalent to UK professional doctorate level.

Route 2 - Teaching and/or research

UK and non-UK applicants must:

  • be eligible for GBC
  • have appropriate postgraduate training and experience of teaching psychology, or
  • have completed psychology research to doctoral level.

Applications for chartered membership via this route are assessed individually.

Benefits

As a Chartered Member you can:

Subscription fees and payment methods

Our schedule of fees and payment methods.

Process

UK applicants:

  • download and complete the appropriate application form and send it to the address below with the following items;
  • photocopy of degree certificates. If you are not a Graduate Member, you will need to supply photocopies of your undergraduate degree certificate and transcript;
  • provide two references (teaching and/or research applicants only);
  • application and subscription payment.

Non-UK applicants:

  • download and complete the appropriate application form and send it to the address below with the following items;
  • photocopy of degree certificates. If you are not a Graduate Member, you will need to supply photocopies of your undergraduate degree certificate and transcript;
  • provide two references. These do not need to be chartered members, but an equivalent (e.g. line manager or lecturer);
  • application and subscription payment.

Note: you may also be asked for your CV.

Application forms

UK applicants:

For those who hold or wish to apply for Chartered membership, and have completed their Society accredited postgraduate professional training:

Non-UK applicants:

Either UK or non-UK via:

Teaching:

Research:

Contact details

Address to send your application form and accompanying documents to:

The British Psychological Society
St Andrews House
48 Princess Road East
Leicester LE1 7DR

Any queries, contact the Membership Team:

Email: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)116 252 9911