How to apply for Registered Scientist

Applications for Registered Scientist (RSci) require demonstrating sufficient experience against 5 areas of different competencies. If you are not a member yet, check your eligibility and apply here. Our online tool will guide you step by step through the following requirements:


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

How to apply

You can apply online by logging in to your IFST account. Please ensure you have read the guidance document (below) before submitting your application. 

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. 

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!

RSci_Guidance Document_2022.pdf