CSci is an internationally recognised benchmark of professional quality and excellence that demonstrates your high levels of professionalism and competence in science.
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 guidance.
As an IBMS member it costs £49 annually to be a Chartered Scientist (CSci) through the Science Council providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted.
You must be a member of a professional body to apply for professional registration with the Science Council.
- Read the CSci application guidance
- Download and complete the CSci application form and include:
- evidence of two years' CPD
- signature from a proposer who is a Chartered Scientist (CSci)
- Send your completed application electronically to email@example.com or post to:
Institute of Biomedical Science
12 Coldbath Square
Alternatively, you can apply directly through the Science Council on-line application system.
For help and advice, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 207 731 0214 ext 141.
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.