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 below.

We also offer:

Exemptions (LRPS or ARPS) 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. 

Film to support and encourage the development and production of high quality, innovative and challenging moving image production.

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

Creative Industries Qualifications for those working within elements of the media and education.

Licentiate of The RPS (LRPS)

Requires 10 images which reflect your ability as a photographer. On this page you will find everything you need to apply for an LRPS.

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Associate of The RPS (ARPS)

Requires a body of work/project of 15 images of a high standard and a written Statement of Intent. On this page you will find all you need to apply for an ARPS.

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Fellowship of The RPS (FRPS)

Our highest level of Distinction. Requires a body of work/project of 20/21 images of a distinguished photographic and creative standard and Statement of Intent.

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Exemptions

For those who have gained certain qualifications over the last five years. You could be awarded an LRPS or ARPS without having to submit a portfolio!

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Film Distinctions

RPS Distinctions in film will support and encourage the development and production of high quality, innovative and challenging moving image production.

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Imaging Scientist Qualification

For those that work in the fields of engineering, science and technology.

Scientists click here→

Creative Industries Qualification

For those working within elements of the media and education.

Media Industry Professionals and Educators click here→

REAP (Research)

Research, Education and Applications of Photography qualification. You submit written, not photographic, work for a REAP Distinction.

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