Registered Scientist (RSci)

Achieving Registered Scientist status provides you with many benefits including:

  • Creating a pathway to become a Chartered Science Teacher

  • Providing 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 RSci 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)
  • Hold a QCF Level 5 qualification. For example a Foundation Degree, Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) or Higher National Diploma (HND)
  • 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 

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.

Application Fee

Pay the initial £59.50 application fee online. Please note that the £30.00 annual fee to maintain RSci 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

Click here to open your email client to directly send us copies of your certificates, or email us at

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 registered status

Registered Scientists are required to continually maintain and update their professional expertise and competence. A selection will be required to complete the review form in October/November, but they will be notified by email.