Take the first major step in your career 

IBMS Licentiate membership will give you a great start in your career as a biomedical scientist. By using the post-nominal title 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 being an IBMS Licentiate




  • our CPD ePortfolio will help you keep track of your HCPC registration requirements
  • our journal based learning exercises will keep your research skills honed and your professional knowledge up to date



For more details about the benefits of joining the IBMS visit our member benefits page

Who can join?

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


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. If your laboratory manager is not an IBMS member, the supporting statement will need to be sent as an attachment to from your laboratory manager’s work email address or on official letter headed paper.

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 -

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