Subscription fees can be paid by direct debit, credit card or cheque.
Direct Debit: Members can pay by annual direct debit which will be collected in February each year. We also offer direct debit over 10 equal monthly instalments from February to November inclusive, subject to an additional £10 charge per annum. Please specify on the direct debit mandate form whether you want the annual or monthly option:
Sterling cheque: cheques should be made payable to 'The Royal College of Pathologists'. Please write your membership number and full name on the back of your cheque to ensure the payment is correctly allocated to your record.
For security reasons, please do not send any financial or card information by email. Please post completed forms to the address on the form.
You can claim a 10% reduction if you are a UK Fellow paying the full rate, and you are earning less than £45,000 per annum before tax. If you believe that you would be eligible for this discount please contact the membership department for info.
If you are on maternity leave, or about to go on maternity leave and wish to claim a reduction on your subscription fee, please contact the membership department with the following details: Number of weeks you will receive full pay, half pay and SMP/No Pay. We will also need to know the exact dates you commence and finish maternity leave. We will adjust your fee accordingly and inform you via email.
No, if your fees remain overdue College Council can remove you from the College Register under Ordinance Five, which states:
“The Council may determine that any member who is in arrears with any fee of subscription due for twelve months or more shall cease to be a member. Upon such determination being made the member’s name shall be removed from the Register and shall thereupon cease to be a member but shall nevertheless remain liable to pay to the College all fees or subscriptions due up to the date on which membership was ceased”.
You will lose the right to use your designatory letters, where applicable, and to state that you are a member of the College.
If you are having difficulties paying your fees, please contact the Membership Department as soon as possible.
Yes, on ratification by College Council. Please email the Membership Department who will send you an invoice of the amount payable. Once payment is received your name will be put forward at our next Council meeting for reinstatement of membership.
Yes. On retirement from remunerative practice members can apply for a waiver of annual subscriptions. Please email the Membership Department who will send you the relevant documents. Please note: If you are required to continue with your CPD your full fee is still payable.
Yes. Please complete the replacement certificate request form, and return it to the Membership Department, along with your payment details (sterling cheque or credit card). We charge a fee of £50 for replacement certificates.
Your certificate will be presented to you at our awards ceremony for new fellows. If you are not attending the ceremony, your fellowship certificate will be posted to you shortly after the ceremony. Please ensure that your initial fellowship fee has been paid and we hold your correct address details.
Yes. We can confirm that you are a member of the College, and if applicable, we can also confirm that you are a participant in our continuing professional development scheme. Please note: your permission may be sought to enable us to release this information and any unpaid fees on your part will delay the process.