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Professional registration

Be a champion for excellence

What is a professional registration?

Professional registration is a highly regarded peer-reviewed assessment providing external validation and recognition of your achievements, skills, knowledge, experience, value and ethics, as a professional, in your field.

It also demonstrates your ongoing commitment to enhancing your specialist, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, and exemplifying ethical behaviours. 

To reflect the diverse professional pathways of our members, we offer seven registrations.

What are the benefits of becoming professionally registered?

Achieving professional registration status has multiple benefits for you and exemplifies your commitment to raising the standards within your sector, the physics community and is beneficial to society as a whole.

Professional registration will provide you with:

  • Enhanced career prospects and earning potential;
  • Greater confidence in undertaking new roles and responsibilities;
  • Increased credibility and influence in your field;
  • Evidence of expertise and recognition of professional competence;
  • Recognition for your commitment to ongoing learning and development for the benefit of yourself and others.

“Having some accreditations behind me means that I can step up to intimidating-sounding roles and stakeholders with some sense of credibility. Also, being part of the CPhys and CSci communities has led me to greater networking opportunities.”

Jane Weir, Senior Principal Scientist, DSTL, CSci CPhys MInstP

Which professional registration is right for you?

Chartered Physicist

Chartered Physicist (CPhys) – This registration is for members who are effective leaders and experts in their fields. You will be using your physics knowledge and skills to develop solutions to complex problems and exercising significant levels of responsibility for a sustained period of time.

Find out about CPhys

Chartered Engineer

Chartered Engineer (CEng) – This registration is for members who are developing solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies. Alternatively, you may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk. 

CEng

Incorporated Engineer

Incorporated Engineer (IEng) – This registration is for members with experience of maintaining and managing applications of current and developing technologies. You may be undertaking work in engineering design, development, manufacturing, construction, and operation. 

IEng

Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician (EngTech) – This registration is for members working in technical roles who apply proven techniques and procedures to help solve practical engineering problems. 

EngTech

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientist (CSci) – This registration is for members who are effective leaders in their fields. You will be using your specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology, by scoping, planning and managing multifaceted projects. 

CSci

Registered Scientist

Registered Scientist (RSci) – This registration is for members working autonomously in a variety of scientific or higher technical roles. You will be resolving problems and identifying, reviewing, and selecting appropriate techniques, procedures, and methods within your role. 

RSci

Registered Science Technician

Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) – This registration is for members working in technical roles who are providing scientific services with minimal supervision. 

RSciTech

Online sessions

Find out more

Get registered workshop

Join us for one of our online professional registration workshops to find out all you need to know about applying for a professional registration.

Join a get registered workshop

Maintaining your registration

CPD drop-ins

Join us for one of our online professional registration CPD drop-in sessions to find out all you need to know about maintaining your professional registration.

Join a CPD drop-in

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