Since the signing of the Agreement between the Royal Statistical Society (RSS) and Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS) in August 2001, the professional statistical examinations have been held annually by HKSS in Hong Kong as from the 2002 round of the examination. The syllabuses, examination papers and the standard for marking examination scripts are all along the same as those of the RSS examinations.
Furthermore, the certificates issued by the HKSS to successful candidates for all levels of the professional examinations (i.e. Ordinary Certificate, Higher Certificate and Graduate Diploma) are endorsed by the RSS and fully recognised by the RSS as of a standard equivalent to those issued by the RSS.
In 2015, RSS decided that it would discontinue its professional examinations from September 2017, after a strategy review to take forward the work of RSS in the next five years. Instead of organising professional examinations, RSS would move to an accreditation model after 2017.
Following the decision of RSS, HKSS has withdrawn from offering its professional examinations after the 2017 round of the examination. For archive materials of past examinations, please click here.
An agreement between RSS and HKSS was reached in March 2017 concerning the transitional arrangement for the mutual recognition of the Graduate Statistician (GradStat) qualification after withdrawal of the examination in 2017.
In particular, the professional qualifications obtained through HKSS examinations in the past will still be recognised by RSS and HKSS against any new standards that are introduced. Those who successfully complete the Graduate Diploma will continue to be eligible for Graduate Statistician status after May 2017.
For candidate who cannot complete all examinations by 2017 towards a qualification, HKSS has collaborated with RSS to provide guidance on transitional routes to a qualification via accredited statistical courses.
The Hong Kong Statistical Society (HKSS) has a professional wing and Full Members may apply for the status of Certified Statistician (CStat). A good university degree, or equivalent, in statistics, or the Graduate Diploma of the Society, together with at least five years' experience in a statistical job, will be required. Anyone with the necessary academic qualification for CStat, but less than five years' experience, may apply for the status of Graduate Statistician (GradStat).
Professional members (CStat, GradStat) of the Society are members with full voting rights in elections for the Council and Committee members. For details, please click here.
To facilitate application of various types of membership of HKSS, the Examination Board will continue to provide the service of academic assessment. Please find below the relevant application forms:
|Address:||The Hong Kong Statistical Society Examination Office,
c/o HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education
Room 313, 3/F, Admiralty Centre, 18 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong