Qualifications to support all levels of the profession

Whether you are just starting out in your career or are looking to make the next steps, our qualifications are designed to advance your knowledge of biomedical science and showcase your skills.

Support Staff


Demonstrate your knowledge and skills and evidence your laboratory training

The IBMS Certificate of Achievement is for biomedical science support staff working in laboratory services and is designed to reflect you and your employer's training needs.

The qualification can be used in a range of biomedical science disciplines, not just in pathology laboratories, and will demonstrate you practice to the level and standard expected of a band 2 - 3 Assistant Practitioner or a band 4 Associate Practitioner.



Apply for HCPC registration as a biomedical scientist

The IBMS Certificate of Competence is a professional qualification that demonstrates you meet HCPC standards of proficiency for registration as a biomedical scientist and is awarded upon successful completion of the IBMS Registration Training Portfolio. 






Advance your career and upgrade your membership

IBMS diplomas are specialised professional qualifications for early career biomedical scientists that will enable you to demonstrate evidence of your training, practical skills, specialist knowledge and competency gained in a chosen discipline. 

Achieving an IBMS diploma will make you eligible to upgrade to become an IBMS Member.



Demonstrate expert knowledge in your chosen subject 

IBMS higher and expert qualifications are for biomedical scientists looking to progress their careers in management, or advanced biomedical scientists looking to demonstrate high levels of knowledge, skills and competence in their chosen subject. 

Developed by experts, they will enable you to demonstrate evidence of your training, practical skills, specialist knowledge and competency gained in a chosen discipline. 






Demonstrate your highest level of advanced knowledge and skill 

IBMS Advanced Specialist Diplomas link to professional doctorates and are aimed at the most senior members of the profession. 

The qualifications combine the highest levels of knowledge and expertise within a discipline and demonstrate your ability to undertake roles that are comparable with medical consultants. 



Give back to the profession

Give back to the profession

Become an IBMS Verifier or Examiner and play a central role in the assessment of our qualifications

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Is your laboratory IBMS Approved?

Is your laboratory IBMS Approved?

Our laboratory approval ensures laboratories can train their staff using our portfolio based qualifications

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