Chartered Scientist

Demonstrate your high levels of skill and experience across scientific disciplines as a Chartered Scientist (CSci)

CSci is an internationally recognised benchmark of professional quality and excellence, that demonstrates your high levels of professionalism and competence in science. 

"Chartered Science status is internationally recognised as a becnhmark or professional quality and excellence. It demonstrates to the wider scientific community my level of expertise and knowledge"

Nicki, Principle Biomedical Scientist and Advanced Practitioner in Morphology, Autologous PBSCT Programme


Applying through the IBMS

To apply for professional registration as a Chartered Scientist (CSci) you must be either a Member or Fellow of the IBMS and show evidence of commitment to CPD for at least 2 years before your application.

You must also demonstrate M-Level 7 knowledge through qualification and practice (ideally at Band 7 or equivalent) and have four years postgraduate level professional experience.

Meeting CSci competency statement standards 

As part of your application, you will also need to demonstrate that your professional knowledge and skills meet the standards set out in the Science Council's CSci competency standards statement.

Guidance on how to demonstrate you meet the standards can be found in our CSci application guidance

Fees and application process

As an IBMS member it costs:
  • IBMS Member: £49 annually to be a Chartered Scientist providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted.
  • IBMS Fellow: £27 annually to be a Chartered Scientist providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted.

You must be a member of a professional body (i.e. the IBMS) to apply for professional registration with the Science Council. 

Your application

To apply:

  1. Read the CSci application guidance
  2. Download and complete the CSci application form and include:
    • evidence of two years' CPD
    • signature from a proposer who is a Chartered Scientist (CSci) or senior colleague
    • indication of how you wish to make payment
  3. Send your completed application electronically to 

Further information

For help and advice, contact Christian Burt, Professional Services Manager by email 


Assessing your application

If successful we will issue you with a certificate, your name will then be entered onto the Science Council's register of Registered Scientists and you will be able to use the designatory letters CSci.

To maintain your status as a professionally registered scientist with the Science Council you are expected to engage in CPD every year.


Support with your application

For further information or help with the application process contact our Science Council Registration Team at or call +44 (0)207 731 0214 ext 141.