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.

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 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.

 

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!

Do you qualify?→

REAP (Research)

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

Learn more→

Film Distinctions

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

Learn more→

Creative Industries Qualification

For those working within elements of the media and education.

Media Industry Professionals and Educators click here→

Imaging Scientist Qualification

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

Scientists click here→
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