Professional development

We work hard to ensure that the profession of statistics is valued in the wider world and support members along a defined professional pathway from university to professional practice. We do this by accrediting university courses, offering continuing professional development (CPD) and recognising achievement through professional accreditation.


Data Analyst

Data Analyst status provides formal recognition of a member’s statistical training and work-based experience at entry level.

Graduate Statistician

GradStat formally recognises a member’s statistical qualifications for those who want to further their statistical career towards CStat

Chartered Statistician

CStat status provides formal recognition of a member’s qualifications and professional training

Professional Statistician's Network

Sharing statistical experiences and supporting professional development for our members

The Alliance for Data Science Professionals

With Standards set by the Alliance for Data Science Professionals, of which the RSS is a founding member, members can apply to hold the Advanced Data Science Professional Certificate, recognising their achievements within data science.

Professional Register

The Professional Register lists members of the Society who hold Chartered Statistician (CStat) and Graduate Statistician (GradStat) status.

Mentoring scheme

Enabling current CStat holders to help GradStats gain chartered status

Accreditation scheme

Providing universities with a valuable endorsement for their statistics programmes