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Associate (ARPS) Exemption

You could be awarded an Associate distinction without having to submit a portfolio!

If you've completed any of the following courses in the last 5 years (January 1st 2015) you can apply!

Download a copy of the exemption application form, fill it in and send it back to us along with photocopies of all relevant certificates.

Please note: The accompanying evidence must state your full name, the award gained, date gained and place of study.

All applications will be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for ratification on the first working day of each month. Once ratified, the distinction will be awarded. If you're not a member at the time of ratification, your membership application (attached to the Form) will be processed first.

You will then receive a letter of confirmation, certificate and lapel badge.

Prices for exemption are: 

Licentiate: £37.50
Associate: £55.00 

Associate (ARPS)

The only courses we recognise for Associate exemption are as follows:

  1. BA Hons Degree in Photography with 2:1 or above
  2. Combined BA (Hons.) Degree (80% Photography) with 2:1 or above
  3. MA in Photography
  4. MA in Photography History
  5. MFA in Photography
  6. If you are a current ABIPP
  7. If you are a current FBIPP
  8. If you are a current AMPA
  9. If you are a current FMPA
  10. If you are a current AIPF
  11. If you are a current FIPF
  12. Sculoa Romana di Fotografia

"I see the ARPS as the next step in my career. When you get your degree it seems quite final, and as a freelance photographer you can feel as if you're out there by yourself. But being part of the Society and having my Distinction means I feel part of something that's ongoing." 
Ed Smith ARPS

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Contact us

For help with your Associate exemption application please contact:

Ben Fox
T: +44 (0)117 3164472

9am - 5pm Monday to Friday GMT.