Course to obtain Licentiate membership of IKM

KUCHING: Institut Kimia Malaysia (IKM) Sarawak branch will be conducting a course for Licentiate membership of the institute.

This course is open to all laboratory technicians with a minimum of STPM or HSC qualifications and non-chemistry graduates who wish to become IKM registered chemists.

The course is also offered to individuals who are working in chemical laboratories and wish to refresh their knowledge in chemistry.

The Chemist Act 1975 requires that signatories of chemical test reports must be at least a Licentiate member of the Institute.

IKM Sarawak chairman Dr John Chan said that previously, the course was conducted in Kuching while the exams were taken in Kuala Lumpur.

Due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, both the course and examinations will now be held in Kuching so that more opportunities can be given to local aspiring chemists without having to incur additional travel costs.

The course comprises four modules, namely Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Physical Chemistry held over 80 hours of lectures.

These modules will be taught by a team of experienced Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) lecturers every Saturday and Sunday in July and August this year. 

Those interested can contact the IKM Sarawak branch ( or Prof Dr Zainab Ngaini ( of Unimas.