Chartered Biologist

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The term Chartered Biologist is a British professional qualification in biology. The title "Chartered Biologist" is legally protected in the UK, and Chartered Biologists have the exclusive entitlement to use the designation CBiol after their names.

The status of Chartered Biologist is conferred upon both Fellows and Members of the Royal Society of Biology. The conditions for qualification are either (a) two years of training in their programme of continuing professional development, or (b) substantial professional experience over 10 years.

The Chartered Biologist designation is recognised under Directive 2005/36/EC, of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 7 September 2005. This directive establishes a system for the recognition of professional qualifications, in order to help make labour markets more flexible, further liberalise the provision of services, encourage more automatic recognition of qualifications and simplify administrative procedures.

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