Science Registration

Whether you’ve recently graduated and are considering your next career move or wish to formally demonstrate the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired on the job to colleagues and clients, professional registration can give you the competitive edge. If you are a competent, practising scientist and are interested in developing your career and improving your job prospects then why not consider becoming a registered scientist through the Institute of Water?

The Institute of Water is licensed by the Science Council to award professional registrations to qualifying scientists. The registration has three sections:

All candidates for registration as Chartered Scientist, Registered Scientist or Registered Science Technician must satisfy the competence standards set by the Science Council and be members of a professional body, such as the Institute of Water.

You can find out further information about each of the science registrations and how to apply by clicking their relevant page on the left.


By following registration through the Institute of Water you can take advantage of our extensive mentoring programme and receive expert guidance throughout your application process from mentors specialising in science. Click here for more information.

The importance of CPD

Continuing Professional development (CPD) is how professionally registered scientists demonstrate that they are enhancing their competence. Carrying out CPD needn’t be a chore and any learning that relates to the competencies is valuable – the type of learning and how to record CPD is up to the individual. Members of the Institute of Water can benefit from the help and framework available on our CPD portal, making their continuing CPD journey more straightforward and structured.