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Fellowship of the SDC (FSDC)
The Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists (FSDC) is the only professional qualification for colourists worldwide.
Fellowship is awarded on application to those individuals who have demonstrated their distinction in the knowledge or practice of colour science or colour technology.
• Those from the world of academia or industrial technology, whose contributions take the form of published papers
• Those who can demonstrate outstanding performance or distinction in other areas of coloration
• Individuals holding senior positions in disciplines such as production or technical management, engineering or marketing.
A Fellow shall:
(a) be a member of the Society at the time of application for election as a Fellow
(b) be an Associate of the Society or possess an appropriate university honours degree, or a qualification or achievement that demonstrates a level of knowledge and ability at least equivalent to attaining an honours degree in a colour related discipline
(c) have at least ten years’ experience in a colour related occupation, which shall normally have been acquired subsequent to attaining one of the qualifications or achievements listed in (b) above, but some or all of which, if of a sufficiently high standard, may have been acquired before attaining the qualification or achievement
(i) submitted evidence of having attained distinction in a branch of industry related to colour; or
(ii) submitted evidence of having contributed effectively to the advancement of the knowledge of colour
(e) have submitted his/her application for Fellowship on the official form obtainable from the Society and be sponsored by at least two appropriate business related referees, at least one of which should be a member of the Society, who are appropriately qualified and experienced
(f) have paid the prescribed fees
(g) have satisfied the Trustee Board that he/she has the required status
(h) be entitled on award to use the designation FSDC.
A payment is required with your application for Fellowship of the Society of Dyers and Colourists.
£80 is payable with your application, £40 is returnable in the event of a non-successful application.
Go to sdc.org.uk/pay to make your payment.