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 £15.50.
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.
- Explanatory notes on competences
- Example RSciTech application - whilst this may be helpful to use as a general guide, bear in mind this application was to previous Science Council competences. We will be updating this soon.
- Example RSciTech CPD record
- Learning for Life - CPD guidance
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
- Application of knowledge and understanding
- Personal responsibility
- Interpersonal skills
- Professional practice
- Professional standards
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.