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Use of Post Nominals

The College’s post nominals are a recognition that a member has attained membership either through examination or election and is a current or retired member in good standing. It is a benefit of membership and may be relied on by members of the public or other organisations to indicate that you are a current member.

The College takes the view that it is therefore misleading to use the post nominals if you are no longer a member. It is perfectly acceptable of course to state the examination under achievements.’

If you are a fellow by election it is important when using the post nominals that there is no implication on ones CV or similar documents, to regulator or employers or to the public that you have achieved these by examination/ assessment.

We are aware that members maybe unaware of the terms of usage rather than an intentional breach.