Diplomate Membership (DFPH)

Who is eligible?

Diplomate Membership of FPH is available to those who have passed the Diplomate (DFPH) examination (previously known as the Part A MFPH Examination). Individuals do not need to be enrolled in higher specialty training or have a medical qualification to be eligible for this category.


For your professionalism

  • Access to a secure, easy-to-use, online training portfolio for all your training resources and evidence, including access for your training supervisor

  • Continuous monitoring of your training programme to ensure it provides you with the highest possible standards of training

For your public health interest

  • Free subscription to the internationally recognised, quarterly FPH Journal of Public Health

  • Monthly e-bulletin with useful updates on what’s happening in FPH, wider public health news as well as opportunities to get involved via our network group discussion forums

  • Opportunities to shape the future of FPH and its scope of work through policy development and committee involvement in education, policy and standards

  • Online members’ area with access

For your peer touchpoints

  • Networking opportunities at FPH events, meetings and annual lecture

  • Save money with competitive member-only rate on delegate fees for the FPH Annual Conference and other FPH events

  • Peer networking opportunities through committees and access to online specialist interest network groups

For your FPH governance rights

  • Voting rights in the election for the Board, President and Vice-President

  • Speaking and voting rights at all FPH general meetings

What is the application process?

All candidates successfully passing the Diplomate (DFPH) examination will be automatically elected by the FPH Board to Diplomate Membership. An election pack will then be sent to those for completion of admission.

Please note that being elected by the FPH Board does not mean you are automatically a Diplomate member. When an election pack is sent, this must be completed and returned to FPH to complete the application process to Diplomate Membership. The new member will then receive a confirmation of admission with their Diplomate Membership certificate.

More information about the Diplomate (DFPH) examination

For further information about the Diplomate (DFPH) examination content and structure, including information on applying and preparation, please see the Diplomate Exam page for more information or contact educ@fph.org.uk

If you have previously successfully passed the Diplomate Examination (previously known as the Part A MFPH Examination) and now wish to join as a Diplomate Member please contact membership@fph.org.uk