LRPS: Licentiate of the Royal Photographic Society

"Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society" is the first Distinction of The Royal Photographic Society.

(Associateship, ARPS, is a more specialised Distinction. It is awarded for a high degree of proficiency and the demonstration of a high technical and visual competence in particular categories. Fellowship, FRPS, is the highest Distinction of The Royal Photographic Society and recognises original work and outstanding ability in a specialist field).

See these links for an introduction to LRPS, the criteria, examples of successful portfolios, how to apply, etc.

Royal Photographic Society "The Royal Photographic Society was formed as The Photographic Society in 1853 with Queen Victoria and Prince Albert as patrons. It was granted the use of the title 'Royal' by decree in 1894. The Society's mission today, as in 1853, is 'to promote the Art and Science of Photography'." It is a charity.
Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society "The Licentiateship is open to all members of The Royal Photographic Society. Non-members of the Society may also apply for the Licentiateship but if they are successful, the Distinction will not be approved until after they have been elected to Membership. The Licentiateship is awarded either for competence in practical photography, or in recognition of the passing of an appropriate examination in photography by the Society."