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Technician Development

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Professional registration is an important milestone for any technician. It establishes your proven knowledge, understanding and competence. It shows your peers and employers that you have demonstrated a commitment to professional standards, and to developing and enhancing competence. Registration is valid throughout your career because it allows you to continually update your skills and knowledge. 

Professional Registration is awarded by licensed professional bodies of the Science Council and consists of knowledge, competence and commitment to high standards of professionalism.

There are a number of licenced bodies through which technicians can apply for professional registration:

Science Council

The Science Council’s registers provide a framework for professional values and practice throughout science careers. They licence professional bodies to award:

  • Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
  • Registered Scientist (RSci)
  • Chartered Scientist (CSci)

Engineering Council

The Engineering Council is the UK regulatory body for the engineering profession and sets and maintains internationally recognised standards of professional competence and commitment. They licence professional bodies to award:

  • Engineering Technicians (EngTech)
  • Incorporated Engineers (IEng)
  • Chartered Engineers (CEng)
  • Information and Communications Technology Technicians (ICTTech)

BCS – The Chartered Institute for IT

Professional registration for IT technicians, designed to recognise the talents of IT Technicians. RITTech is a brand new standard for IT Technicians provided by BCS.

The Institute of Science and Technology

The Institute of Science and Technology offers routes to registration for Registered Science Technician (RSciTech), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Chartered Scientist (CSci), and are developing a professional register for technicians working in arts and media.

Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE)

Professional body that awards the EngTech to qualified technicians on behalf of the Engineering Council.