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 £200 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:


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.

How to apply

You can apply for full physician associate membership by downloading both forms (part 1 and part 2) and returning them to [email protected] .

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