Equivalence Guidance

Though we will endeavour to keep to our normal timelines for assessments where possible, a lot of our Assessors are currently heavily involved in dealing with Covid-19 and we may experience delays to our normal timelines. We thank you for your patience.

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

STP Equivalence process

The fee for the STP Equivalence process is £350.


Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) Equivalence Guidance