Take your career to the next level

As an IBMS Member you will open the door to the upper echelons of the profession and have the chance to walk onto the national stage. We will offer you further opportunities to develop your technical and professional knowledge with our higher and expert qualifications. 

You will also be able to use the post-nominal letters MIBMS, demonstrating to your colleagues and peers that you have advanced scientific knowledge.


Benefits of becoming an IBMS Member



  • recognition of your professional and academic achievements through the use of the post-nominal letters MIBMS
  • Chartered Scientist professional registration with the Science Council 




 And, of course, continue to enjoy your usual membership benefits:

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


Who can become a Member?

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

  • IBMS Specialist DiplomaDiploma of Specialist Practice

  • equivalent level professional qualification (e.g. CPSM/IBMS discipline specific log book, STP, BBTS Specialist Certificate, BISHI Diploma, SASMLT professional board exam)   

  • a biomedical science related, postgraduate M-level academic qualification (e.g. MSc,  MPhil, MBA), or UK ENIC confirmed equivalent and have two years professional experience in an area related to biomedical science

  • two years relevant professional experience plus a Certificate of Expert Practice in either Point of Care Testing, Molecular Pathology or Laboratory IT and Clinical Informatics.


How to join

Download and complete an IBMS Membership Application form 

Send to along with:

  • copies of relevant qualification certificates, and
  • payment (IBMS membership fees + £20 registration fee)

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 here.