Professional Registration

Professional Registration

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What is it and who is it for?

Professional Registration allows you to gain recognition for your knowledge and on-the-job experience alongside your qualifications, awarded by Licensed Bodies, professional bodies of the Science Council. Acknoledging and awarding your scientific knowledge, competence and commitment to high standards of professionalism. 

Professional registration captures your career development and on the job learning alongside any formal qualifications.

After completing you will recieve letters after your name which signifies to fellow technicians, employers and the wider community your level of competence and achievement, sought after by employers and demanded by the public.

It is valid throughout your career and demonstrates your commitment to your own development.

The University of Birmingham is working in partnership with the Institute of Science and Technology (IST) to promote and encourage the professional registration scheme to help provide recognition for the technical role you’re in now, as well as a framework to support your future career development. 

Whether you’ve recently graduated and are considering your next career move, or wish to formally demonstrate the learning you’ve done on the job to those outside of your department, professional registration can give you the competitive edge.

Professional registration can help you by:

  • Providing recognition 
  • Providing wider recognition for skills gained through work
  • Demonstrating your commitment
  • Increase Job Opportunities
  • Promote community collaboration between scientists. 

Levels of Professional Registration-

RSci Tech 

RSciTech LogoThe IST is licensed by the Science Council to award Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status to appropriately qualified members.

The designation RSciTech is intended to ensure high and improving standards across all scientific disciplines, reflects best practice in science and sets a benchmark level throughout the science-based professions. RSciTech is aimed at those practicing science at full professional level and at those for whom scientific knowledge or practice at that level forms an essential element for the fulfillment of their role.

RSciTech candidates will typically (but not exclusively) be qualified to at least QCF level 3 and will be applying this knowledge to their roles. It provides recognition in its own right but can also be a springboard to RSci or CSci status

If accepted as a Registered Science Technician, you will be entitled to the use the letters RSciTech after your name, subject to payment of an annual fee and on a yearly basis you will be required to revalidate your registration by demonstrating that you are still professionally active and that you have engaged in Professional and Personal Development.


RSci

RSci LogoThe IST is licensed by the Science Council to award Registered Scientist (RSci) status to appropriately qualified members.

The designation RSci is intended to ensure high and improving standards across all scientific disciplines, reflects best practice in science and sets a benchmark level throughout the science-based professions. RSci is aimed at those practicing science at full professional level and at those for whom scientific knowledge or practice at that level forms an essential element for the fulfillment of their role.

RSci is appropriate for staff in scientific and senior technical roles – candidates will typically (but not exclusively) be qualified to at least QCF level 5 and will be applying this knowledge to their roles. It provides recognition in its own right but can also be a springboard to CSci status

If accepted as a Registered Scientist, you will be entitled to the use the letters RSci after your name, subject to payment of an annual fee and on a yearly basis you will be required to re-validate your registration by demonstrating that you are still professionally active and that you have engaged in Professional and Personal Development.

 


CSci

CSci LogoThe IST is licensed by the Science Council to award Chartered Scientist (CSci) status to appropriately qualified members.

The designation CSci is intended to ensure high and improving standards across all scientific disciplines, reflects best practice in science and sets a benchmark level throughout the science-based professions. CSci is aimed at those practicing science at full professional level and at those for whom scientific knowledge or practice at that level forms an essential element for the fulfillment of their role.

CSci is appropriate for staff in senior scientific and leadership roles – candidates will typically (but not exclusively) be qualified to at least QCF level 7 and applying their knowledge in their roles. Candidates who do not have a relevant qualification at Level 7 will need to provide an equivalency report in support of their application. CSci status is a well established benchmark across the professions.

If accepted as a Chartered Scientist, you will be entitled to the use the letters CSci after your name, subject to payment of an annual fee and on a yearly basis you will be required to re-validate your registration by demonstrating that you are still professionally active and that you have engaged in Professional and Personal Development.

 

With Thanks from the IST for the above information. 

To apply for professional registration or find out more visit the IST or Science Council websites https://istonline.org.uk/professional-registration/