As a qualified PA you can join the Faculty of Physician Associates (FPA) and be 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 £209 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.


Criteria for becoming a member of the Faculty of Physician Associates

If you trained as a PA in the United Kingdom:

  • be a graduate of a nationally recognised physician associate programme
  • have passed the FPA’s Physician Associate National Examination (PANE)

If you trained as a PA in the United States:

  • be a graduate of a nationally recognised US physician associate programme, including those accredited by:
    • Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA),
    • 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)
  • live or work as a Physician Associate in the UK.

Please note that at this time, only PAs that are trained in the UK or USA are eligible for Faculty of Physician Associate membership and can be admitted to the PAMVR as part of their membership.



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: You will be asked to upload a copy of your passport and a completed 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 not be accepted.

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

Please be aware that membership can take up to two weeks to process from date that your application was received. 

Payment Options

As a new member, you can pay for your FPA membership by:

  • Direct Debit (as a one-off annual payment or in quarterly installments); or
  • Online card payment through your MyRCP account

You can log into your MyRCP account at anytime to update your payment method. 

Please do not hesitate to  get in touch  if you have any questions.