Chartered Data Scientist (CDS™)

Achieve the highest distinction in the data science profession – the CDS designation. The Chartered Data Scientist (CDS) credential gives a strong understanding of advanced data science profession and in-depth, applied analytics skills.

The CDS Program is a self-study program culminating to an exam. Passing the exam is one step to becoming a CDS charterholder.

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Boost your career

There’s never been a more crucial time to stand out. As the data science & AI industry becomes increasingly competitive, the professionals who succeed are the ones who can demonstrate their ability to add value to an organization. Earning your CDS™ proves that your knowledge and skills are up to the latest international standards, and connects you to an elite network of expert data scientists employed by the world’s leading institutions.

Employment Benefits of Becoming an CDS™

As the field’s leading designation, the CDS™ is the key indication of candidates with proven ability and experience. To earn it, you must not only pass a challenging and rigorous exam, but also spend at least two years working in the field. By earning your CDS™, you will prove your skills in data science at a high level, and showcase your ability to add value to firms in a number of specialized areas.

Become an CDS™


Take the first step towards earning your certification today.

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