Science Council Registration

The Science Council's registers uphold and recognise high standards of professional practice by scientists and science technicians.  For someone working in science, professional registration proves their competence, ability and integrity.  Applications for Science Council registration can be made directly to the Science Council.  Please visit their website here.

How to apply for Science Council registration through IPEM
IPEM holds a licence to award Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registrations.  You must be a member of IPEM at the point of application - if you are not already a member please visit the Join IPEM page for more information on the various levels of membership and the application process.  The current Science Council registration fees can be found here.  For all applications, any overseas qualifications will need to be certified by NARIC so please include a NARIC certificate with your application form if appropriate.  Please see the sections below with information on how to apply for each registration offered. 

All applicants for Science Council registration need to demonstrate their competence across five areas by providing examples from their working life, usually within the last five years, that illustrates how each standard has been met.  The competencies are:

  • Application of knowledge and understanding
  • Personal responsibility
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Professionalism
  • Professional standards

Prior to completing an application for registration please visit the Science Council webpages listed below for further information.

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
Registered Science Technicians work in technical roles delivering essential scientific services and support within laboratories, schools and universities, hospitals and in many other workplaces.

Applicants interested in applying for RSciTech registration, via IPEM, should hold at least Associate membership of IPEM and have completed the IPEM Diploma in Clinical Technology OR be registered on the Register of Clinical Technologists (RCT).

 

To apply for RSciTech registration, please complete the application form here together with the competences document here.  Please read the Science Council's guidance notes in respect of the RSciTech competences here before completing the competences document.

 

Registered Scientist (RSci)
Registered Scientists can be found in a huge variety of scientific and higher technical roles.  They are able to work autonomously and apply their scientific knowledge in new areas.

Applicants interested in applying for RSci registration, via IPEM, must already hold Full membership or Fellowship of IPEM.

 

To apply for RSci registration, please complete the application form here together with the competences document here.  Please read the Science Council's guidance notes in respect of the RSci competences here before completing the competences document.

 

Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Chartered Scientists represent the best professional scientists working in the UK and abroad.  Leading teams and departments, they use their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology.  Chartership as a scientist reflects the wide variety of sciences and their practice, recognising high levels of skill and experience, independent of discipline.

Applicants interested in applying for CSci registration, via IPEM, must already hold Full membership or Fellowship of IPEM.

 

To apply for CSci registration, please complete the application form here together with the competences document here.  Please read the Science Council's guidance notes in respect of the CSci competences here before completing the competences document.

 

Useful links to the Science Council's website
For RSciTech please visit the information page here.
For RSci please visit the information page here.
For CSci please visit the information page here.

Need more help?
You can also contact the IPEM National Office for help with the application process. 

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