Since its first inauguration in 1971, and especially after its enactment in June, 2003 the Institute has been involved in the training, examination and certification of Science Laboratory Technologists. The Institute has worked in collaboration with the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) in the areas of programme accreditations, visitations, inspection of laboratory facilities and curriculum development at ND and HND levels in Polytechnics and SLT degree programme in Universities. The Institute in conjunction with NUC has also carried out Impact Assessment of Equipment Maintenance Development Centres (EMDCs) and Equipment Maintenance Centres (EMCs) in Nigerian Universities. The Institute has an on-going project tagged National inventory of Science Equipment Programme which is a periodic assessment of science equipment in Institutional laboratories in the country.
The Institute has presented position papers aimed at creating awareness sensitization on the need to have standard science laboratories.
Members of the Institute are employed as science technologists in various educational institutions, research institutes, industries, etc. and are reportedly performing their duties in the laboratories efficiently and effectively.