March 4, 2024

Welcome to the IST

The IST is the professional body for specialist, technical and managerial staff. Whilst we have been serving our members for over 75 years, our aim is to continually move forward and expand our horizons so that we can best position ourselves to support our members, and the wider technical community, in respect of their needs within the ever-changing and challenging 21st century.

We reach out to provide focused support for technical practitioners, specialists and managers in the creative, digital, AI, engineering and science technologies, working across a broad range of sectors including  industry, local authorities, schools, FE, HE, research/analytical/health facilities, government departments and organisations in the UK and overseas.

We are licenced by the Science Council to award to their science/technical registers at Chartered Scientist (CSci), Registered Scientist (RSci) and Registered Science Technician (RSciTech) levels. We are proud to announce that we hold the registers for AI professionals (RTechAI, RPAI, APAI) and Creative professionals (RPCiT) for individuals working across those essential sectors.

Come and join us and help us enhance career opportunities for the technical community. More information can be found in our Membership Section, or email

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Professional Registration

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Looking to further your career?
Concerned about job security?
Feeling that your contribution and skills are not recognised or under-appreciated?

The IST is firmly committed to enhancing professional development and recognition for technical and specialist staff at all levels and aims to help staff achieve these objectives by becoming Chartered Scientists (CSci) , Registered Scientists (RSci) or Registered Science Technicians (RSciTech), or for those working in artificial intelligence Advanced AI Practitioner, Registered AI Practitioner or Registered Technician in AI (APAI, RPAI, RTechAI) or in the creative sector Registered Practitioner in the Creative Industries and Technologies (RPCiT).

If you have any queries about professional registration please do not hesitate to contact us via


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Institute of Science & Technology (IST)

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October sees the launch of a novel, global Professional Accreditation for AI Practitioners at the Institute of Science & Technology (IST). Practitioners can enter at