Recognised across the world as a benchmark of excellence, our tiered qualification structure offers photographers continual professional development.
There are three qualifications, each reflecting increasing levels of experience, skill and achievement.
- Licentiateship (LBIPP)
Entry level qualification, showing an established professional level of skill and competence
- Associateship (ABIPP)
A high standard of craftsmanship and creative ability
- Fellowship (FBIPP)
Attainable for distinguished and exceptional ability and creativity
We strongly recommend candidates seek guidance on preparing their submission from one of our approved Assessors at a Portfolio Review. Portfolio Reviews are available around the country and provide the opportunity to discuss work before committing to a qualification assessment.
Candidates need to decide the category of photography they wish to submit, complete a submission form and submit a portfolio of images alongside supporting evidence. This work is reviewed by a panel of assessors.
Assessment dates are set throughout the year, however specialist panels (eg forensic, armed forces, scientific, etc) may be assessed at any point throughout the year.
If you’re interested in gaining a professional qualification, please contact email@example.com
Take a look at the Members View page to hear from BIPP Members about why they chose the BIPP and how the Qualification process worked for them.
To book your Assessment please visit Assessment Dates
- Membership Application Form (required for non-members in addition to Qualification Submission Form)
Guide to Qualifying
The Guide to Qualifying explains the criteria required for your qualification submission.
Click here to download a copy of the 'Guide to Qualifying'
If you have any queries relating to qualifications please contact us on 01296 642020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org