Registered Science Technician

Be recognised for your work in a technical role delivering essential scientific services as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

RSciTech is a widely recognised benchmark of professional quality and excellence, that demonstrates your professionalism and competence in science.

"My registration means I have the knowledge to provide an efficient, accurate and reliable service that patients and service users can trust"

Lee, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Sheffield Hospitals Trust


Applying through the IBMS

To apply for professional registration as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) you must be an Associate of the IBMS and be committed to maintaining your CPD.

You must also have one year's professional experience and hold a level 3 qualification or equivalent.

Meeting RSciTech competency 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 RSciTech standards statement.

Guidance on how to demonstrate you meet the standards can be found in our RSciTech guidance.

Fees and application process


As an IBMS member it costs £19 annually to be a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) through the Science Council 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 RSciTech application guidance
  2. Download and complete the RSci Tech application form and include:
    • evidence of one 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 


How to Apply 

To apply for professional registration with the Science Council as a Registered Science Technician:

Assessing your application

Once received, we will assess your application and contact you to let you know whether your application has been successful.

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 RSciTech.

To maintain your status as a professionally Registered Scientist Technician you are expected to engage in CPD every year.

Additional resources

Further information on how to maintain your status can be found on the Science Council's Registered Scientists and Technicians page.


Support with your application

For further information or help with the application process contact or call +44 207 731 0214 ext 141.