Faculty Programme

Earn additional post-nominals and demonstrate advanced expertise

With the RPS Faculty Programme you can:
  • Advance your knowledge, skills and performance
  • Build a solid portfolio of your practice and experience
  • Create a professional development plan to advance your career
  • Complete CPD that counts towards revalidation
  • Benefit from personal feedback to support your journey
  • Earn impressive post-nominals that demonstrate your advanced level of practice to peers, employers, patients and the public.

Progress your career and open up opportunities to leadership.

Join and build your skills

Join now Log in

Need help? 

For detailed guidance on building your portfolio and the assessment process visit our Resources page .


It’s free to access Faculty Resources and build your online portfolio.
Earn your post-nominals by submitting your portfolio for assessment (£300 fee applies).

Portfolio Development and Support

Download our Portfolio Development and Support guide.

Faculty Review

We're reviewing our Faculty programme to explore how the RPS supports pharmacists with professional development, credentialing and recognition of advanced practice.

This will not affect existing Faculty post-nominals, nor will it affect any portfolio work you have submitted or are preparing to submit.

Find out more about our review of the Faculty programme


The Faculty has benefited me in many ways. Firstly it gave me the chance to reflect on my practice and receive encouraging peer testimonials. Secondly, it has provided my with a clear development plan to enable me to focus my areas of personal development. Finally, it has given me the chance to reflect on how I can support the career development and professional recognition of my team. In terms of my career, it has enhanced my role by broadening my sphere of practice.

- Tim Rendell FFRPS MRPharmS
Head of Pharmacy, Day Lewis  

The professional development plan has been really valuable. I have been able to turn this plan into objectives.Building my portfolio has allowed me to reflect on what I have achieved so far in my career and also give me an idea of what areas I need to develop over the next five to 10 years. Shortly after completing the Faculty process I secured a promotion to a specialist post and the Faculty gave me the confidence to do this.

- Ryan Hamilton MFRPSI MRPharmS
Antimicrobial Specialist Pharmacist, Univeristy Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust 

I am proud to use my post-nominals, and I am sure my Faculty Fellowship status has helped in grant applications where professional recognition of the investigator can be very important. I feel more confident in being able to sell myself through knowing that my knowledge and skills have been assessed externally. The process is also incredibly useful in identifying any gaps in professional expertise.

- Bryony Dean Franklin FFRPS FRPharmS
Executive Lead Pharmacist for Research, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

Boots UK, the largest community employer in the UK, has offered all employees subsidised Faculty and RPS membership fees, and is an accredited RPS Foundation Training Provider. Their Director of Pharmacy states that funding half of the Faculty fee "demonstrates our dedication to the professional development of our pharmacists and the strengthening of our links with the RPS".

- Boots UK

LPWG recommends that all registered pharmacists should be members of their professional body, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and strongly encourages engagement with the RPS Faculty.

- London Pharmacy Workforce Group (LPWG)

All pharmacists in the Cwm Taf UHB Medicines Management Directorate should be members of their professional body, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, and should engage with the RPS Faculty and achieve membership at an appropriate level.

- Cwm Taf University Health Board