IOP licensed to award professional registrations

20 May 2016

The Science Council has licensed the IOP to award the professional registrations of Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech).

IOP licensed to award professional registrations
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RSciTech is aimed at those in technical roles delivering scientific services, such as technicians. It may also include those in the early stages of their career, such as apprentices.

Offering the registration will allow the Institute to better promote the idea that there are vocational routes both into physics careers and into IOP membership, and that neither is limited to those with degrees in physics or related subjects.

RSci is intended for people with a few years’ experience, working in more senior roles and with responsibility for other staff but not yet working at a chartered level.

Applicants for either registration need to demonstrate competencies across a number of different areas. Those competencies are then assessed either online or by interview.

The Institute’s accreditation and professional standards manager, Robyn Henriegel, said: “

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