The Licentiateship (LRPS) is the first level of distinction, which is open to all members of The Royal Photographic Society (RPS). Non-members may apply but if they are successful, they must then join The Society.
It is awarded either for competence in practical photography, or by passing an appropriate examination in photography recognised by The Society.
See the RPS Distinctions Page for further details.
I joined the RPS in 2006 and was awarded my LRPS on 28th February 2008, following the successful submission of a panel of ten images. The hanging plan and images are displayed below: