Equivalence Guidance

General Guidance


Certificate of Competence Guidance

If you are working in one of the following roles:

  • Anatomical Pathology Technologist
  • Genetic Technologist
  • Ophthalmic Science Practitioner
  • Tissue Bank Technologist

 Please read the guidance below:


Higher Specialist Scientist (HSST) Equivalence Guidance


Scientist Training Programme (STP) Equivalence Guidance


STP Equivalence process

From 1 September 2019 the fee for the STP Equivalence process will be £350. To take advantage of the current rate, please begin your STP Equivalence application and make payment before 31 August 2019.


Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) Equivalence Guidance