Physician associate membership

As a member of the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA), you are part of a professional membership body that campaigns for progress and change in the profession, advises government and takes part in national debates on medical, clinical and public health issues.

Why should I join?

For £205 per annum, the FPA will support your continuing education and professional development throughout your career. Members benefit from a number of services specifically tailored to their needs as physician associates, including:

We offer 50% discount to members on parental leave.


To become a member of the Faculty of Physician Associates you should:

  • be a graduate of a nationally recognised physician associate programme, including those accredited by:
    • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA), or
    • ARC-PA’s successor agency, or
    • one of ARC-PA’s predecessor agencies:
      • Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation (CAHEA), or
      • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)
  • have passed the Physician Associate National Certifying Examination (PANCE) administered by:
    • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) or
    • British equivalents to any of those above.
  • live, or work as a Physician Associate, in the UK.

How to apply

1: Login or register for your My RCP account which gives you access to a number of the benefits listed above.

2: Complete the online application form for FPA membership

3: Download and complete the Self-disclosure form, which can also be found below

Please ensure that you have signed this form before submitting your application. Any unsigned document will be returned.

4: Email the completed Self-disclosure form and a copy of your passport to [email protected]

Please make sure to download, complete and save the required form on your computer before attaching to your email.

Please ensure that your submitted form and copies of supporting documents are clear and legible to avoid delay in processing your membership application.

Payment options for new members 

Currently, Direct Debit is the only method of payment that we accept for new FPA membership applications.

Please get in touch if you have any questions.