Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)

What I liked about the RSciTech award was that it gives professional recognition to the skills used as a school/college science technician, putting this role on a par with technicians in other scientific fields. The award also demonstrates the competence and integrity of a successful applicant, as well as signalling a high level of commitment to scientific practice to any future employers.

- Laura Smith, RSciTech and Science Council CPD Award 2022 winner 

Achieving Registered Science Technician status provides you with many benefits including:

  • Recognition of your expertise, experience and commitment
  • A framework to support your future career development 
  • Ability to demonstrate your commitment to employers, colleagues and clients
  • Access to a broader community of scientists working across a huge range of sectors and disciplines

To be eligible to apply for RSciTech you must:

  • Individual ASE membership (or be the single nominated individual of an institutional member organisation that has added the Professional Learning membership bolt-on)​
  • Have ONE of:
    • Relevant qualification at QCF Level 3, e.g. NVQ Level 3, Vocational Qualifications Level 3, GCE AS and A Level or Advanced Diplomas. A technician who holds the LATA NVQ at level 3 is likely to meet the criteria for the award. 
    • A combination of work-based experience and other qualifications. 

Those with a qualification at QCF level 3, or with less than 50% course content in science, are required to typically have at least two years relevant experience. OR If you do not meet the above criteria, you will normally need four years relevant and demonstrable experience.

  • Be able to demonstrate the following key competencies:
    – Application of knowledge and understanding
    – Personal responsibility
    – Interpersonal skills
    – Professional practice
    – Professional standards
  • Agree to an annual CPD review
  • Agree to the Code of Conduct of the licensed body (ASE) 

How to apply

Application Fee

Pay the initial £43.00 application fee online. Please note that the £24.00 annual fee to maintain RSciTech status will be added to your ASE membership renewal.

Application Form

Download and fill in this form and then click the 'Open Email' button on the right hand side of this section to send the form along with copies of your certificates.

Email Certificates

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Your application will be reviewed at the next appropriate Registration Board. You may be asked for additional evidence or clarification at any stage in the application process.

Upcoming deadlines by midday on: 

  • 4th July 2024 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 19th July 2024
  • 1st November 2024 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 16th November 2024
  • 14th February 2025 registrants will be confirmed after the Board meet on 1st March 2025

Please get in touch if you need any help with your application, including informal feedback on your draft application, please contact

Maintaining your chartered status

Professional registrants are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection of people will be required to submit their CPD for review and they will be notified during October/November by email.