World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

European Chemist

Article Id: WHEBN0006058086
Reproduction Date:

Title: European Chemist  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Chartered Physicist, European Engineer, Royal Society of Chemistry, Police corporal, Vice president
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

European Chemist

European Chemist (EurChem) is an international professional qualification awarded by the European Chemist Registration Board (ECRB) for chemists and is for use in many European countries.

As Europe increasingly develops common standards, it is important that the professional competence of those who oversee the maintenance of standards is recognised. Academic qualifications alone have limited value. In providing an acceptable common professional standard, the European Chemist requires experience in the application of knowledge, level of skill, safety and environmental consciousness, sense of responsibility, ability to communicate and level of supervision received. Through the European Chemist designation the chemical societies in the EU have ensured that there is an easily understood title to indicate a high level of competence in the practice of chemistry. The award of EurChem will assist individual chemists who are moving from one employer to another in different member states, receiving equal treatment across the EU.

EurChem Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a member of a participating national chemical society;
  • Hold a degree accredited by the participating national chemical society;
  • Have at least eight years of post-secondary school education/experience including a category-A schedule academic qualification;
  • Have at least three years' approved post-graduation professional experience ;
  • Two referees who must be members of the applicant's national chemical society;
  • Show proficient professional experience appearing out of:
    • Able to work in conditions with minor leadership
    • Applying knowledge
    • Consciousness of safety, health, and environment apects
    • Demonstrate of professional skill
    • Excellent written and oral communications
    • Good people's management, advising, evaluating skills.

The title EurChem is post-nominal, i.e. it is placed after the name such as academic degrees. The ECRB maintains also a Register of European Chemists. The title is equivalent to the national chartered status, e.g. the title Chartered Chemist in the United Kingdom.

Recognition of the qualification and title are generally not specifically incorporated into national law, however in the United Kingdom the Privy Council has approved the use of the title; however in all cases approval is only after peer review by the appropriate national chemical society, in addition the EU Directive 89/48/EEC generally exempts a bearer from additional examination in the Union.

See also

References

External links

  • European Chemist Designation - website of the European Chemist Registration Board
  • European Chemist - website of the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • "EURCHEM" - The Crown Jewel on a European Chemistry Education Ladder - ECTN Association
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Hawaii eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.