Qualifications

In order to apply for a professional qualification with the British Institute of Professional Photography you will need to meet the following rules:

1.     You must be a member of The British Institute of Professional Photography

2.     You must earn a living in the creative and media market sector as a creator of your own photography or video

3.     You must fulfil the necessary requirements in technical and creative skills to achieve the Institute’s professional standard

4.     You must satisfy the requirements for sound and professional business practice

5.     You must accept and uphold the British Institute of Professional Photography Code of Professional Conduct

6.     You must be professionally insured, with Public Liability and Professional Indemnity


 

There are three tiers of qualifications, each reflecting increasing levels of experience, skill and achievement.

·       Licentiateship (LBIPP)
*New for 2019 – LBIPP Applications can be made online* See www.awards.bipp.com for further details
Showing an consistent professional level of skill and competence in all aspects of photography; including the use of light, composition and image cropping. A client will be confident in knowing they have booked a professional photographer who shows good
all-round skills.

Assessment Method
Online Application - submission of 20 digital images and supporting evidence
or 20 printed images plus supporting evidence.

Please Note: with a printed entry it is possible to be upgraded to Associateship if the work is deemed to be of Associate standard.

·       Associateship (ABIPP) - Candidate advised to attend
A high standard of craftsmanship, including the use of light, composition, Image framing and cropping.  Demonstration of good ability in preparing files for print. Increased knowledge for output including the correct choice of printing media.

Assessment Method
Submission of a printed portfolio of 20 images. Supporting evidence supplied digitally.
Attendance at a qualification day is preferred.

·       Fellowship (FBIPP) - Candidate to attend
Technical ability at the highest level, crafting images to an uncompromised standard, demonstrating excellent all-round technical ability, preparation and production of flawless mounted prints clearly showing personalised style and creativity.

Assessment Method
Submission of a printed portfolio of 20 images. Supporting evidence to be supplied digitally. Attendance at a qualification day is compulsory.


                

Assessment Dates are set throughout the year, however specialist panels (eg forensic, armed forces, scientific, etc) may be assessed individually at any point throughout the year. A list of upcoming assessment dates can be found on the website here.

Also, copies of the Qualification Guides can be downloaded here.

If you’re interested in gaining a professional qualification click here for further information or contact admin@bipp.com                             



Your British Institute of Professional Photography Qualification is dependent on you being a current member of the Institute. A qualification submission must be accompanied by a completed membership Application Form. For more information on becoming a member of the British Institute of Professional Photography, visit our Membership page here.