Become an IBMS member

Join the leading professional body for biomedical science

Discover the benefits of membership

When you join us you will gain the opportunity to progress in your career, benefit from the support of our professional networks and collaborate with the leading voices promoting your profession.

Join us from as little as £6.10 a month*

Why join?

Whether you are just starting your studies, working as laboratory support staff or are a newly Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered biomedical scientist, our membership provides the tools you need to succeed in your career. For more advanced practitioners it can help you earn professional recognition for your skills and experience. 

As an IBMS member you will also have access to the UK's largest network of biomedical professionals, allowing you to connect with your peers and fellow members. 

Supporting the profession and you


Professional guidance

Our policies and guidelines are the benchmark for standards in biomedical science and in the laboratory. We enable the profession to deliver safe, high-quality care by setting standards for the profession and supporting biomedical scientists in their practice.

Verifiers and examiners

Becoming an IBMS Portfolio Verifier or Examiner is an excellent opportunity for you to give something back to the profession and to share your expertise and knowledge, for CPD and for engaging with a network of biomedical scientists who share a common interest in training and maintaining professional standards.

Public engagement

Public engagement is a rewarding way for our members to support and promote the profession and to inspire the next generation of biomedical scientists. To promote the importance of biomedical science, we encourage our members to take part in public engagement activities such as careers fairs, school trips and laboratory tours. To support their events we provide a range of resources and marketing materials specially designed to promote biomedical science.  

Progressing your career



IBMS members gain access to a wide range of specialist qualifications – which are affordable, and train you directly for the job you want.

Online Learning and CPD

IBMS members have access to a wealth of resources to help progress their careers and stay relevant as the profession changes. Our eLearning platform will provide you with access to specialist training, whilst our events and learning resources ensure you have access to a wealth of CPD activities. 

Expert Practice

After upgrading to IBMS Member or Fellow, the full range of higher qualifications and IBMS roles become available – from qualifications that lead to Consultant or Advanced Practitioner level roles, to opportunities to gain IBMS leadership experience and have an impact on the profession as a whole.

Promoting your profession


Stronger together

The IBMS promotes the knowledge, advice and high professional standards of our members - using our network of experts and contacts to address the most important concerns facing the profession.


Our library of free resources for members are designed to support public engagement activities for all age groups. They help to explain the vital role hospital laboratories play at the heart of healthcare and explain what happens to patients' samples taken at their doctors, as well as encourage careers and study in biomedical science. 

Biomedical Science Day

Our ongoing public outreach culminates with Biomedical Science Day - the biggest and most important annual celebration of biomedical science and the vital work of our members.


Membership for each step of your career

From eStudent to Fellow, our members have access to nationally recognised qualifications, online CPD activities, an award-winning magazine, up-to-date professional news and guidance, and a growing range of digital and real-life networks.

To become an IBMS member, choose your membership grade and find out more about their benefits to you, subscription rates and how to join.



Get started in biomedical science

Becoming an IBMS eStudent is the perfect way to kick-start your journey in biomedical science. Being an IBMS student member not only looks great on your CV but will also enable you to show your commitment to the profession.

Join now for just £13

We'll give you access to the knowledge, networks and skills you need for a successful start in biomedical science. 

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Start your career the right way

As an Associate member, we will support your professional development and help you to build upon your skills, experience and knowledge of biomedical science – giving you the tools you’ll need to progress. 

Join now for just £6.10 a month*

The Associate member grade is perfect for Medical Laboratory Assistants and Advanced Practitioners who want to enhance their careers.

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*figure based on monthly Direct Debit installments from January to October.



Get your career moving

Joining us as a Licentiate member will give you a great start in your career as a biomedical scientist. We will provide you with opportunities to develop specialist skills and knowledge and also provide support for you to network and build new professional relationships. 

Join now for just £10.90 a month*

Licentiate membership is for HCPC registered biomedical scientists or BSc Hons graduates who are set up and ready to progress in their chosen specialism or career route.

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*figure based on monthly Direct Debit installments from January to October and not including any registration fee.



Take the next step

Becoming an IBMS Member is the best way to take the next big step on your career journey in biomedical science. We will offer you further opportunities to develop your technical and professional knowledge with our higher and expert qualifications and grant you access to apply for all the IBMS roles.

Join now for just £15.10 a month*

We'll enable you to develop the expert and managerial skills that will make your career thrive.

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*figure based on monthly Direct Debit instalments from January to October and not including any registration fee.



Reach the peak of the profession 

IBMS Fellows are our most advanced and high achieving members. Your FIBMS post-nominal title and Fellow pin badge broadcast that your specialist knowledge and high professional standards are recognised, verified and important to you and your practice.

Join now for just £18.50 a month*

We'll provide you with opportunities to develop specialist knowledge, support your career development and give you a platform for you to network and build new professional relationships.

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*figure based on monthly Direct Debit installments from January to October and not including any registration fee.


Connect with the profession 

Company membership connects you to our members' network of over 20,000 biomedical staff worldwide by getting you a discount on exhibition space at IBMS Congress and putting your details in our digital and print supplier's guides.

Join for only £950 a year

The leading organisations in biomedical science are IBMS Company Members.

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Please note
When you join, by providing the IBMS with the information requested, you are consenting to its use as indicated in the IBMS Privacy Notice

Did you know?

UK taxpayers can save money by claiming up to 20% tax relief on their IBMS membership fees. To help, we’ll let you know how as part of your joining process.

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Supporting your journey 

Follow Debra's journey into biomedical science and see how IBMS membership has supported her career progression

How to get in touch

Our membership team are on hand and always happy to answer any of your questions you have on joining us. Feel free to call or email for more help.

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