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The Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) professional recognition award is open to members of the Royal Society of Biology who can also demonstrate the required professional competences and a commitment to CPD. It carries an annual fee of £20.

Professional Recognition allows you to demonstrate your skills, knowledge and commitment to self-development at each stage of your career. By providing a pathway and assistance to progression, the Royal Society of Biology is with you throughout your career.

Registered Science Technician is a nationally recognised professional award which has a recognised standard of competence and expertise which:

  • Demonstrates your skills experience and knowledge
  • Signals your commitment to continuous improvement by undertaking continual professional development (CPD)
  • Exemplifies your transferable skills
  • Improves your professional status and recognition
  • Allows the use of the letters RSciTech after your name
  • Provides progression to the higher awards of Registered Scientist and Chartered Status
  • Gives access to life- long learning via membership of the Royal Society of Biology

In order to remain on the RSciTech register you are required to complete a CPD record on myCPD (via mySociety). For further information and guidance on applying to the register, and CPD, please look through the documents below. 

Registered Science Technician - Costs

  • Registration application fee - £20
  • Annual renewal fee - £20

RSciTech registrants are also required to join and maintain membership of the RSB as an Affialiate, Associate, Member or Fellow. Details on how to join the RSB and associated costs are found here.

Registration Workshops

The Science Council are running a series of online workshops on applying for registration. Click here for the schedule and more information. 

Guidance Documents

For further information on our commitment to supporting technicians and technical staff. The Royal Society of Biology has launched a Technician Action Plan.


Technical Skills Certificate

The Technical Skills certificate supports applicants working towards Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) status by supporting development in one or more of the following competency areas:

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

To start your application visit our members area mySociety. If you have any questions, please email us, or call 020 3925 3458.

Applications from Apprentices

The Science Council have recently assessed a number of apprentices against mapping of the RSci and RSciTech registers. One of the key motivations for mapping apprenticeships is for creating shortened application routes for those apprenticeships that have been judged as well aligned, recognising the strong foundation of learning and extensive professional experience secured as a direct result of the mandated aspects of the apprenticeship. Eligible apprenticeships include; Level 3 Food Technologist, Level 4 Healthcare Science Associate, Level 3 Laboratory Technician, Lever 3 Water Industry Network Technician, Level 3 Water industry Treatment Process Technician. A full list of eligible apprenticeships can be found on the Science Council website

The RSB is now able to receive applications using this shortened route - please do not apply through mySociety if you are wishing to use this route. Instead, applicants should email to request access to the application form. 

Guidance documents for this route has been provided by the Science Council:


The Royal Society of Biology is committed to ensuring equal opportunities in the life sciences, and supports diversity throughout the pipeline; at school and higher education, in the workplace and training.