Registered Scientist

Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and competence in science as a Registered Scientist (RSci)


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

" Being professionally registered means my knowledge and professionalism are formally recognised and demonstrates my ability to perform my role to a high standard, and with integrity"

Jacqui, Andrology Technologist, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Kings Lynn


Applying through the IBMS

To apply for professional registration as a Registered Scientist (RSci) you must be either an MemberAssociate or Licentiate of the IBMS and be committed to maintaining your CPD.

You must also have two years' professional experience and hold a level 5 qualification or equivalent.

Meeting RSci 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 RSci competency standards statement.

Guidance on how to demonstrate you meet the standards can be found in ur RSci application guidance.

Fees and application process


As an IBMS member it costs £26 annually to be a Registered Scientist (RSci) 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 RSci application guidance
  2. Download and complete the RSci 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

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 RSci.

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

Additional resources

Further information on how to maintain your Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status can be found on the Science Council's Registered Scientists resources page.


Support with you application

For further information or help with the application process contact or call +44 (0)207 731 0214 ext 141.