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 Society of Biology, which also provides oversight.  It is also 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 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 free for members of BSAS.

A Registered Animal Scientist or Animal Technologist benefits from (amongst other things):

  • 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 maintaining skills and knowledge .

Apply for inclusion to the register

Read more information on the accreditation scheme   

Read the Public Register of Accredited members

If you have any questions email: accreditation@bsas.org.uk