Certificate of Expert Practice
Advance your career with an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice
IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice enable biomedical scientists with 2 years post registration experience looking to specialise in medical microbiology or flow cytometry to demonstrate their knowledge, skill and competence in these areas.
The IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice are postgraduate professional vocational qualifications assessed by a portfolio of experiential learning and a written examination.
Who can apply
To apply for an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice you must:
- be a Member of the IBMS
- hold an IBMS Specialist qualification
- be Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered
- have 2 years post registration experience
About the qualifications
IBMS Certificates of Expert Practice are available in the following areas:
- flow cytometry
- medical microbiology
You can find information on each qualification, including guidance, learning outcomes and assessment in the relevant study guide:
It costs £250 to undertake an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice.
Please submit to the IBMS Examinations Team:
- your payment of £250, along with
- a completed application form
Fees can be paid by:
- cheque made payable to "IBMS"
- credit or debit card payment by phone on +44 (0)207 731 0214 ext 142 or
- purchase order from your hospital Trust
How to apply
Both the flow cytometry and medical microbiology Certificates of Expert Practice are currently under review.
Please contact the IBMS Examinations Team before applying for either qualification.
Once you have contacted the IBMS Examinations Team, please submit:
- a completed Certificate of Expert Practice application form
- your payment of £250
You can also submit a copy of your application and payment by post to Examinations, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.
You can find articles and online resources to support you in completing an IBMS Certificate of Expert Practice in our Resources section.
Deferrals, withdrawals and mitigating circumstances
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