Manage your membership

Information about your membership at the RCPCH, including your online account, subscriptions and managing payments, your membership certificate and ceremony, the College journal and our bye-laws and regulations.

Your RCPCH online account

Your account is your gateway to online services at the College. You can update your details, book exams, apply and manage your membership and access other websites such as ePortfolio, CPD Diary and Compass learning.

You can log in using your RCPCH number (your membership number) and password. If you get stuck, see our account help page.

Subscriptions and how to pay

Your subscription rate depends on your membership type and, for some categories, where you live - find out more about subscriptions.

To pay by Direct Debit, credit or debit card, log in and go to your account.

Concessions may be available for some members, for example, due to financial hardship, maternity, shared parental or adoption leave or working less than full time - find out more about concessions and apply.

Your membership certificate and ceremony

We always enjoy welcoming new Fellows and Members of the RCPCH, and their guests, at these special events, which take place throughout the year.

We enjoy welcoming new Ordinary Members and Fellows of the RCPCH, and their guests, at our admissions ceremonies, which take place at different venues throughout the year. It's a wonderful opportunity to commemorate your achievements, and receive your certificate from our senior Officers.

If you do not attend the ceremony, we send your certificate by post.

Members who have lost their original certificate after being issued can purchase a replacement for £20 by contacting the Member Services team.

Updates on face-to-face ceremonies:

While we shall continue to be guided by Government advice, we are planning to re-introduce face-to-face ceremonies from March 2022, if safe to do so.

Members and Fellows eligible to attend a ceremony will be contacted as soon as details are confirmed. Please be aware that a result of the disruption to events caused by Covid 19 we do have a backlog of Members who are waiting to attend a ceremony. For this reason, we will be inviting Members and Fellows in chronological order (the start date of Membership/Fellowship from October 2019 onwards).

We have decided that the fairest way to work through the backlog is to invite those who have been waiting the longest to attend first. We appreciate your understanding and patience in this matter.

Resigning as a member

If you are considering resigning your membership, please contact our Member Services Team. You may be eligible for a concession or alternative subscription rate. Members who are permanently retired may wish to continue as a senior member or fellow.

If you choose to resign, you will lose any right you may have had to use the designations MRCPCH or FRCPCH.

More about resigning