Professional registration with ‘SR21’ provides independent recognition of your achieving and maintaining the exacting standards required to join the global community of professional scientists and science technicians. Many scientists today work across different areas of science; for instance combining computing with chiropody or physics with physiology. The SR21’s professional registers are for all practising scientists, independent of discipline.
Registration as a professional scientist provides professional recognition for those working in scientific and higher technical roles. Registered professional scientists (PSci) and professional science technicians (PSciTech), represent the best professional scientists working worldwide. Leading teams and departments, they use their specialist knowledge and broader scientific understanding to develop and improve the application of science and technology.
Registration as a ‘PSci’ or ‘PSciTech’, reflects the wide variety of sciences and their practice, recognising high levels of skill and experience, independent of discipline. Once registered, they must maintain their status through meeting continuing professional development (CPD) requirements each year. Applicants need to demonstrate their competence across various areas by providing examples from their working life, usually within the last five years. They will also need to provide professional references that can vouch for your knowledge and experience. They are then assessed, either on paper or in a face to face interview.
Initial assessment including one year registration fees for the ‘PSci’ status is 400 euros.
Initial assessment including one year registration fees for the ‘PSciTech’ status is 300 euros. Each year re-assessment and re-registration is needed. Annual fees are 200 euros for the ‘PSci’ status and 150 euros for the ‘PSciTech’ status.