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Registered Scientist

Registered Scientists work in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles.

You are able to work autonomously and apply your scientific knowledge in new areas.

Once registered, you must maintain your status through meeting continuing professional development requirements each year.

You will need to demonstrate competence across five areas by providing examples from your working life, usually within the past five years, that illustrate how you have met each standard. These are then assessed either online or in a face-to-face interview.

Those five areas are:

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

Apply online via the Science Council.

Contact the Professional Development team

Please email cpd@iop.org or call 020 7470 4800 for further guidance or to talk to somebody about getting your professional designation.