Demonstrate high levels of professionalism and competence in science as a Registered Scientist
“Being professionally registered with the Science Council means my knowledge and professionalism are formally recognised and demonstrates my ability to perform my role to a high standard and with integrity.”
RSci is a widely recognised benchmark of professional quality and excellence, demonstrating high levels of professionalism and competence in science.
Applying through your IBMS membership
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 our RSci application guidance.
Providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted, as an IBMS member it costs £23 annually to be a Registered Scientist (RSci) through the Science Council.
You must be a member of a professional body to apply for professional registration with the Science Council.
To apply as an IBMS member:
- Read the RSci application guidance
- Download and complete the RSci 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 protected] or post to:
Institute of Biomedical Science
12 Coldbath Square
Alternatively, you can apply through the Science Council on-line application system
For help and advice contact [email protected] or call +44 207 731 0214 ext 141.
Once received, 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 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 each year.
Further information on how to maintain your Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status can be found on the Science Council's resources for Registered Scientists and Technicians page.