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 Ghana Institution of Geoscientists
CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM
 
Chartered Professional Program

PURPOSE

The GhIG Chartered Professional (CP) Program provides recognition of the professional status of CP members by assessing competency and ensuring this is maintained through continuing Professional Development (PD ) activities.
As an GhIG Chartered Professional you will aim to extend and update your knowledge, skill and judgement in your area of practice so that you can:

  • maintain and further develop technical competence in your nominated discipline
  • ensure mine owners, employers, and clients that services are provided in a professional and competent way
  • provide the public confidence in the standards of practice of mining professionals.

Accreditation as a Chartered Professional is available to GhIG members with a minimum of five years of relevant work experience in the following professional practice specialities:

1. Mining, Policy and the Environment
2. Geoheritage and Geotourism
3. Geohazards and Disaster Management
4. Geoscience Education
5. Geology of Ghana
6. Rocks and Mineral Resources
7. Hydrogeology and Hydrology
8. Environmental Geosciences
9. Medical Geology
10. Engineering Geology/Geological Engineering
11. Petroleum Geoscience
12. Other/General Contributions

The Chartered Professional program is administered under a set of By-Laws (approved by a majority of Chartered Professional members), and Guidelines (approved from time to time by the Chartered Professional Board).

It is important that all current and prospective Chartered Professionals carefully review and understand both the By-Laws and the Guidelines of the program. The Guidelines were most recently changed in 2015, with important new changes summarised herein.

CHARTERED PROFESSIONAL (CP) VS COMPETENT PERSON

The terms ‘Chartered Professional’ and ‘CP’ should not be confused with the term ‘Competent Person’. A Competent Person must spell out the term in full and cannot use the acronym ‘CP’. This is reserved for Chartered Professionals only.

A GhIG Chartered Professional undergoes an accreditation process through the GhIG Chartered Professional Program while a Competent Person must meet a separate set of specific criteria in relation to the JORC code. The GhIG Chartered Professional Program does not assess this.

 

 
 
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Ghana Institution Of Geoscientists
International Geological Conference & Annual
General Meeting
 
University Of Ghana, Legon - Accra, Ghana
26 - 30 October, 2020  
10 Am Prompt  
 
 
GHIG Careers
 
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