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Durham University

Technician Commitment

Professional Registration

Professional Registration is awarded by professional bodies such as the Institute of Science & Technology or the Science Council and recognises your knowledge, competence, and commitment to high standards of professionalism. It differs from an academic qualification as it captures your career development and on the job learning alongside any formal qualifications, highlighting that you have the skills sought after by employers.


Professional registration gives you:

•The chance to benchmark your skills against a global standard
•Recognition of your experience and better career prospects
•Transferability of your skills to other roles or organisations
•Improved job satisfaction and ongoing development

Applying for registration

Find out how you can apply on the Institute of Science & Technology or Science Council websites

Institute of Science & Technology

Science Council

In addition to the Institute of Science & Technology and the Science Council, there are many other professional bodies which can award professional registration, some of which focus on specific disciplines, industry sectors, or type of employee. You can decide which is most appropriate for you:

Which Professional Membership Body?