Becoming a Registered Scientist

Professional registration as a Registered Scientist (RSci) recognises high levels of skill and professional responsibility 

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


Who can become a Registered Scientist (RSci)?

To apply for professional registration as a Registered Scientist through the IBMS you will need:


RSci 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 RSci 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 RSci application guidance.

How to Apply 

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


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 RSci.

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 Scientist (RSci) status on the Science Council website.


Support with you application

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