Ordinary membership via election

If you are an Associate Specialist or Senior Medical Officer based in the UK, you can apply to become an Ordinary RCPCH Member via election.



Annual Fee          


Monthly Fee via Direct Debit

(UK bank account holders only)

Ordinary Membership

(Includes Archives of Disease in Chldhood)

 £447  £37.25

Training Fee

 £109  £9.08

Membership and training fees will be collected together if you select to a mmonthly payment plan by Direct Debit.


Your membership

  • Use of MRCPCH designation 
  • Membership certificate
  • Voting rights
  • Representation on Council
  • Regional support
  • Listing on online members' directory
  • Use of the members’ room in RCPCH London office
  • RCPCH account with personalised dashboard

Resources and communications

  • Subscription to Archives of Disease in Childhood journal (cost to non-members is £409)
  • Online Child Protection Companion
  • Online Paediatrician’s Handbook
  • College quarterly newsletter
  • Option to receive regular email news bulletins
  • The innovative Paediatric Care Online resource
  • Access to Research Funding Database

Professional development

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) monitoring
  • Continuing professional development (CPD) tools and advice (£205 to non-members)
  • Revalidation support
  • Reduced fees for RCPCH Conference and other courses and events


You must be an Associate Specialist or a Senior Clinical Medical Officer and resident in UK.

You will need to provide letters of support from two current RCPCH Fellows, one of whom must be resident in the UK, and evidence of distinction, such as published papers or leadership roles.

Have you passed the MRCPCH Clinical examination OR MRCP(UK) Part II in Paediatrics? Apply for ordinary membership by examination

Registration for training give you access to the online assessment tool (RCPCH ePortfolio) and contributes to your START assessment taken at the end of your training.

Application timeline

Ordinary members are admitted on a monthly basis. Applications received by the 14th of each month will be considered for commencement of ordinary membership from the 1st of the following month.

Please ensure you read the college bye-laws and regulations before applying.


Download the RCPCH Ordinary Membership leaflet (PDF, 322KB)