Registered Scientist Registration

What is Registered Scientist?
Registered Scientist is a professional registration that recognises your competence on-the-job independent of discipline. It provides recognition for professional practice and experience and thus complements the academic qualifications you might also have. 

Typically, professionals need to have been working for a minimum of one year to achieve this and must either have a Foundation Degree qualification (Level 5) or be able to demonstrate that they are working at this level.

Registered scientist can provide a stepping stone on the journey to Chartered Scientist. It allows you to gain recognition for the work you do and the knowledge and skills you have.

Your registration will be based on your regulatory affairs experience but other scientists in other disciplines can also gain registration as a Registered Scientist. This allows you to show that you are equivalent to other people working in other aspects of drug or device development. It is based on 16 broad scientific competencies and to apply you need to demonstrate and evidence how you meet all these competencies in your daily work.
How do I apply? 
To apply for Registered Scientist, you must:
  • Be a member of TOPRA
  • Complete the RSci application form 
  • Make payment via this webpage - simply loginor create an account and click the 'register' button below.
  • Email all relevant documents and evidence of your payment to

Registration fee £44+VAT
Renewal fee   £34

Terms and condition
Payment must be received in full prior to the application submission. You must pay each invoice we issue within 30 days starting on the date issued. Once payment has been submitted, you will have 60 days to submit an application form. If you no longer wish to submit an application, you must notify TOPRA in writing ( within 60 days of payment so a refund can be issued. After 60 days, no applications for refunds will be accepted.

To maintain your Registered Scientist registration you need to:
  • Maintain your TOPRA membership
  • Submit your CPD record each year via the TOPRA online CPD recording tool
  • Pay your annual renewal fee of £34 in addition to the TOPRA membership fee
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