How to apply for Registered Scientist

We ask that you provide a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that you have gained sufficient experience and shown the necessary competencies to be awarded the designation Registered Scientist. 

If you are not yet a member of IFST, you will first need to become an IFST member.

Additional requirements:

  • RSci technical report form (including names of referee. Referee can be a professional contact who can comment related to your work)


For the current membership and registration fees please visit here. Please note that membership is compulsory for anyone joining a professional register.

How will my application be assessed?

Your application will be assessed by our Membership Assessment Panel (MAP). The Panel are all experienced food professionals who will be looking for you to draw on your direct experience to provide clear evidence that you have required the knowledge and skills not only to do your job, but that you are able to go beyond the basic requirements and use your initiative and experience to find solutions and make improvements.

The Panel may ask you to re-submit your comptence report related to specific aspects of your application. 

Where to send your portfolio

Return your application to the Membership team.

Further information

Should you have any questions or need assistance in completing your application, please contact us.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application!