Our Licentiate membership is for graduates or those with equivalent professional experience beginning their careers in biomedical science
IBMS Licentiate membership will give you a great start in your career as a biomedical scientist. By using our designatory letters LIBMS, you will be recognised by your peers and be able to apply for professional registration with the Science Council. We will provide you with opportunities to develop specialist knowledge to support your career development and provide a platform for you to network and build new professional relationships.
Benefits of becoming an IBMS Licentiate
Expand your knowledge with:
- specialist qualifications tailored to support your career development
- The Biomedical Scientist, including our new Learning and Development section and the British Journal of Biomedical Science
- all the latest professional news, information and learning resources on the IBMS website
- through the Science Council’s Registered Scientist register
- recognition of your professional and academic achievements through the use of designatory letters LIBMS
Develop your skills with:
- our CPD ePortfolio
- journal based learning
- IBMS CPD Officer and Registration Portfolio Verifier roles
- IBMS Region and Branch Officer and Council Officer roles
- cover under our Group Medical Malpractice and Public Liability insurance
- bursaries, grants and prizes to support research, learning and development
- saving money through our member discount scheme
Connect with biomedical science professionals:
Find out more about the benefits of joining the IBMS here.
Who can join?
To become a Licentiate of the IBMS you must:
- hold a UK Honours degree (BSc Hons) in a biomedical science related subject, or
- a UK NARIC confirmed equivalent qualification, or
- be HCPC Registered and have one year's professional experience at Honours degree level
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 firstname.lastname@example.org along with:
- copies of relevant qualifications certificates, and
- payment (IBMS membership fees + £20 registration fee)
If you do not have an honours degree but are HCPC registered and have one year's professional experience your lab manager will need to complete a supporting statement which you will need to send in with your application form and payment.
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.
There are lots of benefits to joining the IBMS. I joined to complete the Specialist Portfolio which gave me in-depth knowledge in my field, and the Registration Portfolio which made me familiar with reflection and provided evidence of competence. All of which are vital in my CPD.