Registered Science Technician

If you are in a technical role that delivers essential scientific services, be recognised as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

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

How you can become a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

Applying through the IBMS

To apply for professional registration as a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) you will need to be an Associate of the IBMS and be committed to maintaining your CPD.

You must also have one year's professional experience. 

Meeting RSciTech 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 RSciTech competency standards statement.

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

Fees and how to apply


Providing you meet the criteria and your application is accepted, as an IBMS member it costs £17 annually to be a Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) 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 RSciTech application guidance
  2. Download and complete the RSci Tech application form and include:
    • evidence of one years' CPD
    • signature from a proposer 
    • payment
  3. Send your completed application electronically to [email protected] or post to:

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

    Alternatively, you can apply 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

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 RSciTech.

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

Additional resources

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.