Becoming a Registered Science Technician

Professional registration as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) recognises those in technical roles delivering essential scientific services

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


Who can become a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)?

To apply for professional registration as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) through the IBMS you will need to:


RSciTech Competency Statement Standards 

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

These competency statements are fully detailed, along with advice on how to demonstrate you meet the  Science's Council's competency standards, in our  RSciTech application guidance.

How to Apply 

To apply for professional registration with the Science Council as a Registered Science Technician:
Not an IBMS member?

You must be a member of a professional body to apply for professional registration with the Science Council.

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


Next steps  

We will assess your application and contact you to let you know whether your application has been successful.

If your application is successful we will issue you with a certificate, your name will 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 with the Science Council you are expected to engage in continuing professional development (CPD) each year.

Find out about maintaining your Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status on the Science Council's resources for 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.