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.


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.