About Distinctions

Also includes information on other qualifications and exemptions.

About RPS Distinctions

The RPS offers three levels of Distinctions which set recognised standards of achievement throughout the world: Licentiate (LRPS), Associate (ARPS) and Fellowship (FRPS).  Both members and non-members can apply for Distinctions (non-members will need to join The Society if they gain a Distinction). You can find information, application forms etc. by clicking the links.


We also offer:

Exemptions for those who have gained certain qualifications over the last five years.

REAP (Research, Education and Applications of Photography) for which you submit written, not photographic, work. You can use images to illustrate it and the submission could be a website, an essay or an academic paper.

Imaging Scientist Qualifications for those that work in the fields of engineering, science and technology.

Creative Industries Qualifications for those working in the media including picture editors, art directors, curators, and designers as well as those within elements of education.


To read a history of our Distinctions click here.

To see our list of Panel Members click here.

 

LRPS

Licentiateship of of The Royal Photographic Society.

Information and forms→

ARPS

Associateship of The Royal Photographic Society.

Information and forms→

FRPS

Fellowship of The Royal Photographic Society.

Information and forms→

Exemptions

Some candidates, who have gained a photographic qualification with the last five years, may be exempt from having to apply for certain Distinctions if they already have qualifications that reflect the high quality of their work. Which means you could be awarded an LRPS or ARPS without having to submit a portfolio!

Do you qualify?→

REAP

Research, Education and Applications of Photography qualification. You submit written, not photographic, work for a REAP Distinction. You can use images to illustrate it and the submission could be a website, an essay or an academic paper.

Information and forms→

Creative Industries Qualification

RPS Creative Industries qualifications are suitable for those working in the media including picture editors, art directors, curators, and designers as well as those within elements of education.

Media Industry Professionals and Educators click here→

Imaging Scientist Qualification

RPS Imaging Scientist vocational qualifications are open for application from those who have professional careers within the fields of engineering, science and technology.

Scientists click here→
TWPPP 2017
TWPPP 2017