BSAS Register of Animal Scientists & Animal Technologists
The British Society of Animal Science is the professional accrediting body for the Register of Certified Animal Scientists and Technologists.
The scheme is run with the Royal Society of Biology, who also provide oversight. BSAS Accreditation is supported by a number of like-minded organisations.
The Register, which is open to public view, assures competency, knowledge and integrity through:
- Entry-level experience and qualifications
- An audited programme of Continuing Professional Development, appropriate to the individual’s own areas of expertise as stated on the Register
Applications may be made by those involved directly and indirectly in the many and various disciplines relating to the care, utility, sustainability and productivity of food-producing, zoo, equine and companion animals.
Applications for registration and re-registration are considered by an expert accreditation panel whose composition reflects the designated expertise of the individual concerned. Registration is currently free for members of BSAS. There is a cost of £90 to those that are not members of BSAS.
A Registered Animal Scientist or Animal Technologist benefits (amongst other things) from :
- Public recognition of competencies, knowledge and professional status at home and internationally, as is desired by government, society, research funders, clients, colleagues and collaborators and employers
- Evidence to support career development opportunities and the fostering within employer organisations of a culture of staff training and skills development
- Verification of responsible and reputable conduct and practice
Individuals remain upon the Register through demonstrating their Continuing Professional Development activities maintainins their skills and knowledge.