Society of Dyers and Colourists (SDC)

The SDC is the outstanding provider of colour education, offering a range of internationally recognised coloration courses and qualifications. Our mission is to educate the changing world in the science of colour. Founded in 1884, the SDC became a registered charity in 1962 and was awarded a Royal Charter in 1963. The SDC remains the only organisation in the world able to award the Chartered Colourist status. The SDC works globally, with worldwide membership and is a centre for networking and community engagement amongst the coloration industry.


SDC members in possession of Chartered Colourist status shall be required to maintain their status by undertaking a minimum of 30 hours per annum of approved continuing professional development (CPD), a record of which will be retained by the Society and reviewed annually. Members who do not provide this evidence will not be entitled to use the designation CCol.

For more CPD information please contact this organisation directly.

This information is for educational purposes only to provide an overview of the CPD policy and practice for this profession.

The CPD Standards Office does not have any direct or contractual relationships with any organisation listed in this resource, nor are  they formally affiliated or classified as an accredited CPDSO provider.

Please contact the professional institute, regulator or membership organisation for more information.