Registered Scientist (RSci)

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Registered Scientists can be found in a huge variety of scientific and higher technical roles. They apply their skills and knowledge whilst working autonomously and have the ability to resolve problems and identify, review and select appropriate techniques, procedures and methods.

Once registered, you must maintain your status through meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements each year. As you progress in your career and gain more responsibility and experience, you may want to apply for Chartered Scientist.

Meet some of our other Registered Scientists

How do I become a Registered Scientist?

Applicants need to demonstrate their competence across five areas by providing examples from your working life, usually within the last five years, that illustrates how you have met each standard. This is then assessed either online or in a face to face interview.

An applicant for Registered Scientist will need to explain how they meet the competences below. Guidance is available, click here to find support and useful information for your application, or contact us here.

“Having the recognition as a Registered Scientist has raised my profile as a professional by acknowledging my commitment to excellence and continuing professional development.”

Paul Lee, RSci

Find out more from this case study from Registered Scientist, Bonnie Wilson