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Professional Recognition

By undertaking a SMART Apprenticeship or a Higher Apprenticeship, you will automatically be working towards the Registered Science Technician status. This status will help to move your career forward.

The Science Council's Professional Registers recognise the range of knowledge, experience and professionalism that are sought after by employers and demanded by the public. What's more, they stay valid throughout your career by demonstrating your commitment to your own development.

The Registered Science Technician, Registered Scientist and the established Chartered Scientist awards create a framework of professional recognition across the science workforce.

Registration is awarded by Licensed Bodies, professional bodies of the Science Council and consists of scientific knowledge, competence and commitment to high standards of professionalism. Whilst an academic qualification demonstrates your achievement, professional registration captures your career development and on the job learning alongside any formal qualifications.

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) provides recognition for those working in technical roles. It provides recognition in its own right but can also be a springboard to recognition as a Registered Scientist or Chartered Scientist. The annual registration fee is collected by the licensed bodies on behalf of the Science Council and is currently £15.

Registered Scientist (RSci) is a brand new award to provide recognition for those working in scientific and higher technical roles. Candidates will typically 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 recognition as a Chartered Scientist. The annual registration fee is collected by the licensed bodies on behalf of the Science Council and is currently £15.