Fellow membership

Our Fellow membership is for members working at the highest level of their profession

Becoming an IBMS Fellow will further your professional development, support you in your practice of biomedical science and enhance your skills and experience as well as your career.

IBMS provides professional guidance and connects you to our network of 20,000 biomedical science professionals.


Benefits of becoming an IBMS Fellow

Expand your knowledge with:
Professional recognition:
  • through the Science Council’s Chartered Scientist register
  • become a recognised leader in your field as an IBMS Advisory Panel Member and Examiner
  • recognition of your professional and academic achievements through the use of designatory letters FIBMS
Develop your skills with:
Support includes:
Connect with biomedical science professionals and shape IBMS policy:

Find out more about the benefits of joining the IBMS here


Who can join?

To become a Fellow of the IBMS you must:

  • hold an IBMS Higher Specialist Diploma, Diploma of Higher Specialist Practice, or 
  • equivalent level professional qualification (e.g. HSST), or
  • hold a biomedical science-related D-level academic qualification (e.g. PhD, Professional Doctorate), or UK NARIC confirmed equivalent and have five years professional experience in an area related to biomedical science

To find out more about renewing or upgrading your membership visit our FAQ page.   


How to join

Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form

Send to along with:

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

You can also send your application by post to: Membership, IBMS, 12 Coldbath Square, London, EC1R 5HL.

For more information on joining the IBMS visit our FAQ page