The RSciTech and RSci registers alongside the established CSci award creates a framework of professional registration across the science workforce
Professional registers confer recognition, status and transferability. The Science Council’s registers provide a framework of professional registration across the science workforce recognising high standards of professionalism at all levels.
The Chartered Scientist award (CSci) was launched in 2004, and the specialist designation Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) in 2006, with over 15,000 scientists having achieved these awards during that time. In 2012 the Science Council introduced the Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) and Registered Scientist (RSci) designations, extending the registration framework for the first time to those working in technical and higher technical roles.
The Science Council licenses its member organisations (known as Licensed Bodies) to admit their individual members to the registers through a process of peer assessment. Entry standards are based on a combination of knowledge and understanding, professional competence and commitment to professional ethics, conduct and CPD (continuing professional development).
Further information on the benefits of professional registration, the standards and how to apply, visit the Science Council’s professional registers website, www.professionalregisters.org.