How do I become Chartered?

How do I become Chartered?

To become a Chartered Member of the Society in the field of teaching or research in psychology, you will need the following qualifications:

  • Five or more years supervised and assessed professional activity.
    The research route will normally include taking a PhD or equivalent research experience.

The Society has also established a new route to Chartered Membership on the basis of training and experience as a teacher.

How does the Teaching route application process work?

As a candidate you complete an application form when you feel ready to apply for Chartered Membership. As part of your application a brief report is appended, detailing experience under four headings.

These are known as the key role sections.

Your application is initially looked at by Society staff to ensure that you:


  1. Have the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC).
  2. Are eligible to apply on the teaching route; and
  3. Have provided appropriate referees

Who assesses my application?

There are Division of Academics, Researchers and Teachers of Psychology (DARTP) representatives on the Admissions Committee who consider applications for Full membership of the DARTP. Your application is considered independently by two of these Chartered DARTP members. Their feedback is collated by Society staff who advise you on the overall decision of your application.