Founded in 1881 (as the 'Incorporated Society of Inspectors of Weights and Measures'), today's Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) is one of the world’s longest-established organisations dedicated to the field of Trading Standards and Consumer Protection. And, after more than 140 years of progress, we remain immensely proud of our close association with the Trading Standards profession and the vital work it continues to do – promoting fair business practices, tackling rogue traders and, ultimately, protecting UK consumers. To keep up-to-date with CTSI's work, you can register to the CTSI Channel on WiredGov - or follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn.
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Alternatively, if you are a Trading Standards Professional - and not yet a member of CTSI - you can read all about our member categories, the requirements for each level, member benefits and lots more, in our Membership Section. And, if you're looking to further your career in Trading Standards and Consumer Protection, you can browse current Vacancies on offer around the country, find out about the institute's Training, Qualifications and Development, or read the online version of our Journal of Trading Standards.
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