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Membership grades

Associate Member

For apprentices, trainees, undergraduates, early career technicians and professionals with an interest in physics who do not currently qualify for Member or Fellow


Member (MInstP)

For qualified technicians, postgraduates, researchers and professionals working in academia, business, industry, teaching, science policy and elsewhere.


Fellow (FInstP)

Our highest level of membership recognising accomplishments of leading physics professionals.


Chartered status

Chartered Scientist

Chartered Scientists work in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles


Registered Scientist

Registered Scientists work in a variety of scientific and higher technical roles


Registered Scientist Technician

Registered Science Technicians work in technical roles, providing essential scientific services and support in a variety of workplaces, such as laboratories, schools, universities, and hospitals


Chartered Engineer (CEng)

Chartered Engineers are characterised by their ability to develop appropriate solutions to engineering problems, using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change.


Engineering Technician

Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems.



Incorporated Engineer

Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation.


Chartered Physicist (CPhys)

The title Chartered Physicist is exclusive to the Institute of Physics.

It represents the highest standards of professionalism, up-to-date expertise, quality and safety, and for capacity to undertake independent practice and exercise leadership. As well as competence, the title denotes commitment to keep pace with advancing knowledge and with the increasing expectations and requirements for which any profession must take responsibility.

Chartered status is the aspiration of members engaged at the leading edge of all fields of physics and its applications.