Track 4: IBMS Certificate of Competence by Equivalence
If you are working at the level of a HCPC registered biomedical scientist but are not HCPC registered you can apply to complete the IBMS Certificate of Competence by Equivalence.
The process involves an initial assessment of your experiential learning, acquired from a combination of academic qualifications and professional practice. If you are successful in being admitted to this route, you will complete the IBMS Certificate of Competence by Equivalence portfolio. The portfolio evidence will be assessed by a panel of three assessors: a lay person, academic and professional (practitioner). The panel will agree if your portfolio has met the requirements to pass and if you can proceed to the final assessment (a viva voce). The viva (oral exam) will be conducted by the professional assessor and can be online or face to face.