Professional qualifications in the United Kingdom

Professional qualifications in the United Kingdom are generally awarded by professional bodies in line with their charters. These qualifications are subject to the European directives on professional qualifications. Most, but not all, professional qualifications are 'Chartered' qualifications, and follow on from having completed a degree (or equivalent qualification). The lists below give the professional qualifications to which the European regulations apply:

"The following list gives the professional title, designatory letters and designated body for professional qualifications regulated by professional bodies that follow on from a relevant degree."

*Actuary: FIA (Institute of Actuaries)
*Actuary (Scotland): FFA (Faculty of Actuaries)
*Associate Member of the Association of Corporate Treasurers: AMCT (Association of Corporate Treasurers)
*Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing: ACIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
*Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: AMIMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
*Associate Member of the Society of Engineers: AMSE (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
*Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers: ACIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers)
*Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland: ACIBS (Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland)
*Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: ACIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
*Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building: ACIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
*Associate of the Library Association: ALA (Library Association) "now" Chartered Librarian (see below)
*Associate of the Royal Academy of Dance: ARAD. (Royal Academy of Dance)
*Associate of the Royal College of Organists: ARCO (music) (Royal College of Organists)
*Certified Management Consultant : CMC (Institute of Business Consulting, a division of the Chartered Management Institute)
*Certified Professional Logistician: CPL (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport)
*Certified Professional Manager: CPM (Society of Business Practitioners)
*Certified Professional Manager: P.Mgr (Professional Managers Association)
*Certified Transport Planner: CTP (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport)
*Chartered Accountant: ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)
*Chartered Accountant: ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland)
*Chartered Accountant: CA (Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)
*Chartered Architect: RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects)
*Chartered Biologist: CBiol, MIBiol (Institute of Biology)
*Chartered Builder: MCIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
*Chartered Builder: MAIB (Australian Institute of Building) through agreement with CIOB [above]
*Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers: FCIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers: MCIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing (MCIH) Chartered Institute of Housing
*Associate of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers: ACIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers)
*Chartered Building Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Certified Accountant: ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
*Chartered Chemical Engineer: MIChemE, (Institution of Chemical Engineers)
*Chartered Chemist: CChem (Royal Society of Chemistry)
*Chartered Civil Engineer: MICE (Institution of Civil Engineers)
*Chartered Colourist: CCol (Society of Dyers and Colourists)
*Chartered Designer: MCSD & FCSD (Chartered Society of Designers)
*Chartered Director: CDir (Chartered Institute of Directors)
*Chartered Electrical Engineer: MIEE (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
*Chartered Energy Engineer: MInstE (Institute of Energy)
*Chartered Engineer: CEng (Engineering Council)http://www.engc.org.uk/
*Chartered Environmental Health Officer: MIEH (Institute of Environmental Health Officers)
*Chartered Environmentalist: CEnv (Society for the Environment)
*Chartered Fellow/ Logistician: FCILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport)
*Chartered Forester: MICFor (Institute of Chartered Foresters)
*Chartered Gas Engineers and Managers: MIGEM (Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers)
*Chartered Geographer: CGeog (Royal Geographical Society with IBG)
*Chartered Geologist: CGeol (Geological Society)
*Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supplying: CIPS
*Chartered Insurer: ACII & FCII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
*Chartered Insurance Practitioner: ACII & FCII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
*Chartered Insurance Broker: ACII & FCII (Chartered Insurance Institute)
*Chartered IT Professional: CITP (British Computer Society)
*Chartered Land Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Librarian: MCLIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)
*Chartered Loss Adjustor: ACILA (Chartered Institute of Loss Adjustors)
*Chartered Management Accountant: ACMA & FCMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)
*Chartered Manager: CMgr (Chartered Management Institute)
*Chartered Manufacturing Engineer: MIMfgE ( [Institute of Manufacturing Engineers] )
*Chartered Marine Engineer: MIMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)
*Chartered Marketer: MCIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing)
*Chartered Mathematician: CMath (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
*Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist: MInstMC (Institute of Measurement and Control)
*Chartered Mechanical Engineer: MIMechE (Institution of Mechanical Engineers)
*Chartered Member/ Logistician: CMILT (Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport)
*Chartered Minerals Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Mining Engineer: MIMinE (Institute of Mining Engineers)
*Chartered Physicist: CPhys, MInstP (Institute of Physics)
*Chartered Psychologist: CPsychol (British Psychological Society)
*Chartered Public Finance Accountant: CPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)
*Chartered Quantity Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Safety and Health Practitioner: CMIOSH & CFIOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety and Health)
*Chartered Scientist: CSci (Science Council)
*Chartered Secretary: ACIS (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators)
*Chartered Shipbroker: FICS (Fellow) (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers)
*Chartered Statistician: CStat (Royal Statistical Society)
*Chartered Structural Engineer: MIStructE (Institute of Structural Engineers)
*Chartered Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Textile Technologist: CText, ATI (Textile Institute)
*Chartered Town Planner: MRTPI (Royal Town Planning Institute)
*Chartered Valuation Surveyor: MRICS & FRICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors)
*Chartered Waste Manager: MCIWM (Chartered Institute of Wastes Management)
*Choir Master: (CHM) (Royal College of Organists)
*Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: FCIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
*Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers: FCIB (Chartered Institute of Bankers)
*Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing: FCIH (Chartered Institute of Housing)
*Fellow of the Geological Society of London: FGS (Geological Society)
*Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: FIMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
*Fellow of the Institute of Clinical Research: FICR (Institute of Clinical Research)
*Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland: FRAS (Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland)
*Fellow of the Royal College of Organists: FRCO (Royal College of Organists)
*Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society with IBG: FRGS (Royal Geographical Society with IBG)
*Fellow of the [http://www.rstmh.org/ Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (FRSTM&H)] , Founded in 1907
* Fellow of the Society of Martial Arts (FSMA)(www.societyofmartialarts.org)
*Graduateship (GCGI)(pre-2004 at the NVQ level 5;after 2004 at the NQF Level 6): (City & Guilds of London Institute)
* Graduateship of International Institute for Specialized Education and Research (G.Res.)
*Engineering Technician: EngTech (Engineering Council)http://www.engc.org.uk/
*Housing Practitioner: Cert. CIH (Chartered Institute of Housing)
*Incorporated Engineer: IEng (Engineering Council)http://www.engc.org.uk/
*Incorporated Builder: ICIOB (Chartered Institute of Building)
*Licensed Insolvency Practitioner - see Insolvency practitioner
*Licentiate of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
*Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Dance: LRAD. (Royal Academy of Dance)
*Licentiate of the Society of Dyers and Colourists: LCSD (Society of Dyers and Colourists)
*Licentiate of the Textile Institute: LTI (Textile Institute)
*Licentiateship of C&G of London Institute:LCGI(NQF at Level 4)
*Mastership of International Institute for Specialized Education and Research (M.Res.)
*Membership (MCGI) (NQF at Level 7): (City & Guilds of London Institute)
*Member of the British Computer Society: MBCS (British Computer Society)
*Member of the Institution of British Engineers: MIBE
*Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology: MIET recognised as practitioner of engineering profession by virtue of the Statutory Instruments n.2007/2781-The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007.
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators: MCIArb (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators)
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health: MCIEH (Chartered Institute of Environmental Health)
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing: MCIH (Chartered Institute of Housing)
*Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport: MILT (non-Chartered status)
*Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers: MICS (Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers)
*Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications: MIMA (Institute of Mathematics and its Applications)
*Member of the Institute of Mining and Metallurgy: MIMM (Institute of Mining and Metallurgy)
*Member of the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers: MIGEM
*Member of the Landscape Institute: MLI (Landscape Institute)
*Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society: MRAeS (Royal Aeronautical Society)
*Member of the Royal Horticulture Society: MHort (Royal Horticultural Society)
*Member of the Royal Institute of Naval Architects: MRINA (Royal Institute of Naval Architects)
*Member & Fellow of the Society of Engineers: MSE & FSE (Institution of Engineering and Technology)
*Member & Fellow of the Society of Professional Engineers: MSPE & FSPE, PENG
*Technical Member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: TechRICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)

ee also

* European Federation of National Engineering Associations
* Association of International Accountants
* Professional Managers Association


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