Licentiate membership

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:
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