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.  As a professional body, IPEM holds a licence to award Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Chartered Scientist (CSci) registrations. 

How to apply for Science Council registration directly
Applications for Science Council registration can be made via the Science Council's online system.  Successful RSciTech applicants would be awarded Associate membership and successful RSci applicants would be awarded Full membership.  IPEM-specific documentation will need to be completed in order to finalise your membership and will be sent to you once we have been notified that your registration has been awarded by the Science Council.  Applications for CSci must be made directly to IPEM.  For more information on the Science Council's online application system, please visit their website here

Due to a system transition, applications currently in the system will need to be completed by 15th September 2019 (applicants will be made aware). Any applications between 16th September and 1st November 2019 will be advised to complete their competency report offline. This means that you can still collate and prepare your application but not able to submit until after 1st November.

How to apply for Science Council registration through IPEM
You must be hold at least Associate membership 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 with minimal supervision 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.

 

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 apply their skills and knowledge while working autonomously and have the ability to resolve problems and identify, review and select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods.

Applicants interested in applying for RSci registration, via IPEM, should hold at least Associate membership of IPEM and would be awarded Full membership upon successful RSci registration.

 

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. 

 

We have a limited number of handbooks available to assist members working towards RSci registration, please send us an email and we'll send you a copy.

 

Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Chartered Scientists represent the best professional scientists working in the UK and abroad.  They demonstrate effective leadership, using their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology by scoping, planning and managing multifaceted projects.  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, should hold at least Associate membership of IPEM and would be awarded Full membership upon successful CSci registration.

 

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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