Our Licentiate membership is for graduates or those with equivalent professional experience beginning their careers in biomedical science
Becoming an IBMS Licentiate will support your professional progression and develop your career, will help you expand your knowledge of biomedical science and develop your skills and experience.
IBMS will support you with guidance and connect you to our network of 20,000 biomedical science professionals.
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 email@example.com 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.