UK Register of Toxicologists
The UK Register of Toxicologists (UKRT) was established in 1993 and is administered by the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) as a Special Interest Group. The British Toxicology Society (BTS) is represented on the UKRT Panel, which is tasked with reviewing all applications to join the Register.
Benefits of UKRT
- The attainment of registration is seen as a significant milestone in a career in toxicology and registrants stand out amongst their peers.
- Members of the UKRT gain automatic membership of the EUROTOX Register of Toxicologists and are entitled to use ERT as a post-nominal.
- Registration is evidence that an individual has reached a level of competence within their profession and will become increasingly desirable for career progression.
- Individuals registered with the UKRT gain access to the RSB’s Learning for Life online CPD portal.
- Registered Toxicologists can apply for the UKRT bursary of up to £500 to attend the BTS Congress within the first 12 months of registration.
BTS members are encouraged to apply to join the UKRT. Applications to the register are accepted online via the RSB’s mySociety portal, but you do not need to be a member of RSB to apply for UKRT membership.
To apply to join the UKRT, you must have
- An honours degree in a relevant science (taken over a minimum 3-year period from a UK University (or its equivalent), IDT, FRCPath, DABT or an equivalent qualification. Relevant certificates should be provided.
- At least 5 years post-graduate relevant toxicological experience.
- Evidence of current engagement in the practice of toxicology.
- Details of the past 12 months’ relevant CPD activities, including reflective notes.
- Two senior toxicologists to act as referees (at least one of whom should be a European Registered Toxicologist).
Registrations are maintained by a 5-yearly review of continuing professional development and ongoing practice in toxicology.
Further information on the UKRT and the requirements for membership can be found by following this link.