Chartered Scientist

Demonstrate high levels of skill and experience across scientific disciplines as a Chartered Scientist


CSci is an internationally recognised benchmark of professional quality and excellence, demonstrating high levels of professionalism and competence in science. 

How you can become a Chartered Scientist CSci

Applying through your IBMS membership

To apply for professional registration as a Chartered Scientist (CSci) you will need to 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 application guidance.

Fees and how to apply


Providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted, as an IBMS member it costs £49 annually to be a Chartered Scientist (CSci) through the Science Council.


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

Your application

To apply:

  1. Read the CSci application guidance
  2. Download and complete the CSci application form and include:
    • evidence of two years' CPD
    • signature from a proposer who is a Chartered Scientist (CSci)
    • payment
  3. Send your completed application electronically to [email protected] or post to:

    Registered Scientist 
    Institute of Biomedical Science
    12 Coldbath Square
    EC1R 5HL

    Alternatively, you can apply directly through the Science Council on-line application system.
Further information

For help and advice, contact [email protected] or call +44 207 731 0214 ext 141.

Assessing your application

If your application is 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 each year.