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 its successor agency, or
  • by one of its 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

Step 1: Complete the online membership application here

Step 2: Download and complete the Self-disclosure and direct debit mandate forms from the documents below

Please ensure you have signed both these forms before submitting your application. Unsigned documents will be returned to applicant.

Step 3: Email the completed Self-disclosure form, the completed direct debit mandate form and a copy of your passport to [email protected]

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

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

Payment options for new members 

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

Please get in touch if you have any questions.