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Fast track procedure for Mature Entry
A ‘Fast-track' procedure is important to the Mineralogical Society because as explained above few members are of Chartered or equivalent status but many are senior researchers and practitioners and ‘overqualified' compared with the minimum standard required for CSci. The Society is keen to encourage this body of membership to become Chartered Scientists and therefore has sought to devise a rigorous but not too arduous fast track process for Fellows who meet the qualification standard of M level or PhD and have more than 10 years of post-graduate experience.
This procedure will require certificates of qualifications, a completed application form with career details in extended CV format to show scrutineers the nature of work, with at least the last two years in more detail and signed off by a senior manager. Supporting information, such as recent publications and publications list should also be provided. If self-employed you may ask an external sponsor, who meets the requirements of sponsors above, to do this for you. Supporting information, such as recent publications and a publications list should also be provided. Sponsors' statements are not required.
The Society will appoint one scrutineer, who may pass to a second if required to cover the subject area. Applicants will not be interviewed unless the application is considered borderline or other clarification is required, as recommended by the scrutineer(s). The scrutineer(s) will make a recommendation to the Validation Committee who will make the decision on the award of CSci.