How do I become one?

To become a Chartered Member of the Society through the forensic psychology training route, you will need the following qualifications:

  1. Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is achieved by completing a Society accredited degree or conversion course.
  2. Society accredited Masters in Forensic Psychology
  3. Stage 2 of the Society’s Qualification in Forensic Psychology (two years supervised practice)

Some universities offer a doctorate programme in Forensic Psychology, which is the equivalent of both an accredited Masters Qualification and stage 2 of the Society Qualification.

This qualification makes you eligible to become to become a Chartered Member of the Society. Please contact the universities directly for more information.

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In order to use the title Forensic Psychologist, you will need to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This will involve completing Stage 2 of the Society's Qualification in Forensic Psychology or equivalent qualification that has been approved by the HCPC.

Contact the HCPC for more information on the entry requirements for their register.

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