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:
Professional recognition:
  • 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:
Support includes:
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:

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 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


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


Case study

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. 

Ellis Ferguson
Licentiate member