This update covers three topics of particular interest to professionally qualified members of the Society:
- CStat revalidation process in 2014
- CSci revalidation process in 2014
- Update of the professional registers.
The CStat revalidation process in 2014
This year is the first year in which the CStat revalidation process will be run. This process is applicable for those Chartered Statisticians who have a revalidation date of 1st January 2015 (and who do NOT also hold the Chartered Scientist award).
We have created a webpage on the RSS website (www.rss.org.uk/cstat_revalidation2014) that provides a summary of the process and will contact those involved by email during the last week of January. The revalidation process will run from January until September when those who were selected for audit will learn the outcome of the audit process.
There will be a Professional Statisticians Forum virtual (phone/web) meeting on 10th February entitled ‘CStat revalidation – your questions answered’ in order to provide further guidance on the process. Go to www.rss.org.uk/psf for more details on this and other PSF meetings in 2014. All are welcome to dial into this meeting or subsequently view the audio/visual webcast.
The CSci revalidation process in 2014
For Chartered Statisticians who also hold the Chartered Scientist award, the annual CSci revalidation process satisfies the revalidation needs for retention of both CStat and CSci awards. All Chartered Scientists will have received an email earlier this month outlining the process which is also described at www.rss.org.uk/csci_revalidation. This process is initiated in September and concludes in December.
Update of the professional registers
The public versions of the professional registers held on the RSS website at www.rss.org.uk/professional-registers are due for update in February. These are the sub-sets of the full registers of Graduate Statisticians and Professionally Qualified Fellows (CStat, FIS, MIS holders) that include those professional members who have opted-in to being included.
At the beginning of February we will send all professionally qualified fellows an email summarising their information that is held on the full register asking them to respond only if the information is inaccurate. For those who have not opted-in to inclusion on the public register we would like to encourage you to consider doing so, as we find that the registers on the website are useful in promoting the professional awards of the Society and those who hold them. Having verified the accuracy of the information we hold, we will refresh the registers on the website at the end of February.
Trevor Lewis, PhD CStat CSci, theme director for professional affairs.