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Professional registration for technical staff

Professional registration is great for your career development and gives you public recognition for your capabilities as a professional.

Professional registration

Have your knowledge and experience independently verified by an external body.


Technical staff work across a diverse range of disciplines. Demonstrating your competence and knowledge against industry standards is important if you want to progress in your career.

Registration gives you recognition that your practice meets certain professional standards and demonstrates to the wider professional community that you meet these and are committed to staying up to date in your field.

There are various institutions and levels of registration depending on your field and level of experience.

Professional Body Levels of registration
Science Council Registered Science Technician (RSciTech)
Registered Scientist (RSci)
Chartered Scientist (CSci)
Engineering Council Engineering Technician (EngTech)
Incorporated Engineer (IEng)
Chartered Engineer (CEng)
Information and Communication Technology Technician (ICTTech)
British Computer Society Registered IT Technician (RITTech)

Higher Education Academy Fellowship

Achieving Fellowship is a great way of gaining recognition for your contribution to teaching, supervision and supporting learning.


Advance HE accredits the University to award the following levels of HEA Fellowship via the Bath Scheme:

  • Associate Fellow (AFHEA)
  • Fellow (FHEA)
  • Senior Fellow (SFHEA)
Senior Technician Jack Howell
‘I’m very happy to be amongst the first of Bath’s technical staff to be recognised by the HEA. I found it a useful way to reflect on my strengths and weaknesses and I’d encourage any other technicians who may be tempted to go for it.’
Jack Howell Senior Technician in the Faculty of Engineering & Design

The benefits

There are many benefits to gaining professional registration.


Becoming professionally registered can benefit you by:

  • raising your profile and giving you public recognition for your capabilities as a professional
  • providing evidence of your practise against industry standards
  • entitling you to use postnominal letters after your name to show your contacts you are professionally registered
  • demonstrating your capability to your employer and potential employers
  • developing your skills and confidence in your abilities
  • demonstrating your fitness for leadership
  • giving you access to networking and development opportunities

How to become registered

Find out how to become professionally registered.