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Please contact the Regional Organiser for any enquiries about the Society and its administration. Or, contact the relevant department of the Society directly.
Lots of advice is available, and you should typically proceed in this order:
Web site: The Distinctions pages (via the menu at the top of this page) have a copy of the Distinctions handbook; training videos for LRPS and for ARPS-Travel; dates for workshops and assessments; and lots of other information.
Criteria and Requirements: Read the Distinctions Handbook.
Administrative procedures: Ask the Regional Organiser, or the Distinctions Department.
Initial Guidance: Attend an Advisory Day as an observer.
Open Advice: Attend an Advisory Day bringing work for advice. Dates
Personal Advice: Contact the Distictions Department to be put in touch with a Panel member. Note there are conditions with personal advice, and this facility should be reserved as your last action, if at all, before making an application.
Application: The assessment dates and forms are available from the Distinctions pages. Apply to the Distinctions Department.
Do not underestimate the time is may take to be properly prepared for a distinctions assessment.
The Society's web site Forum covers a wide variety of topics. There is a section where work for distinctions is discussed, and where recent successes are shown. Anyone can view the Forum. Members and non-members can register to contribute to the Forum.