Last updated: 15th May 2024

Reach the peak of the profession with Fellowship

IBMS Fellowship procures our most advanced and high achieving members the post-nominal title FIBMS – which broadcasts that your specialist knowledge and high professional standards are recognised and verified.

We turn to our most active Fellows to help us develop and improve laboratory practice, education, training and patient care. They help to inform our public voice and promote the profession. In return, we can introduce them to the national and international stage.


Benefits of IBMS Fellowship



  • use the post-nominal FIBMS to quickly communicate your specialist knowledge and high professional standards
  • gain access to advanced qualifications tailored to enhance your career progression 
  • join the Science Council’s Chartered Scientist register



And, of course, continue to enjoy your usual membership benefits:


Who can become a Fellow?

A Fellow of the IBMS must hold one of the following:

Alternatively, you can now apply to become a Fellow via the IBMS experiential route


How to join

Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form 

Send to subs@ibms.org along with:

  • copies of relevant qualification certificates, and
  • payment (IBMS membership fees + £20 registration fee)

For more information on joining the IBMS, or renewing or upgrading your membership, visit our FAQ page

To ensure a timely response to your documentation we would encourage you to submit everything electronically to us via email - subs@ibms.org

Please note

When joining, in providing the IBMS with the information requested you are consenting to its use as indicated in the IBMS Privacy Notice. Further information can be found on the IBMS website at https://www.ibms.org/privacy/