Who Can Join?

The Association has long thrived on the diversity of its membership.

Universities, academic and commercial research organisations, the Medical sector, Industrial, Consultancies and other groups make for a wide range of interests and experience. Our very successful mailbase is often the first port of call for many members seeking advice and wishing to benefit from the expansive pool of knowledge available.

  • Membership is open to persons involved in Radiation Protection in Universities and Institutions of equivalent status.
  • Members may retain their membership upon retiring or moving to an establishment for which membership would not normally be granted.
  • No member shall be deprived of status in the Association by rule changes regarding membership.
  • The decision of the Executive of the Association is final in respect of any application for membership.

Categories of Membership

The society has five categories of membership:


To be admitted as an Ordinary member of the Association applicants should:

  • hold an appropriate office (e.g. University Radiation Protection Officer);
  • have a suitable qualification (normally a degree, or equivalent qualification, in natural or applied sciences);
  • be able to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of training and experience.


  • Applicants who do not satisfy the conditions for Ordinary membership may be admitted as Associate members;
  • Associate members may vote, but are not eligible for election to any committee of the Association;
  • Associate members may apply to become Ordinary members.
  • A person enrolled in, and studying for the AURPO Certificate of Professional Development in Radiation Protection will receive free membership to this category.


A member who retires may apply to become a retired member. A retired member has the same privileges as an ordinary member.

Honorary Life

This is a category of membership which is bestowed only on an existing member of the Association by an Annual General Meeting.

Honorary Life membership may be bestowed on any member who has given exceptional service to the Association.

Nominations for Honorary Life membership, supported by at least five members, should be sent in writing to the Executive Committee. If the Executive Committee supports the Nomination, the proposal for Honorary Life membership will be put to the next Annual General Meeting of the Association for confirmation.


Any corporation or organisation may apply to become an Affiliated Organisation. Admission to the Association will be only to bodies whose interests are compatible with the aims of the Association.

Affiliated Organisations may nominate one or more Representatives who may attend all Association meetings.

Representatives of Affiliated Organisations may neither vote, nor be elected to any committee of the Association.


Ordinary and Associate

Subscriptions remain at £35 per year.

Please contact for more information and to request a membership application form.


Affiliate Subscriptions remain at £150 per year which entitles affiliates to a £50 reduction in exhibition fees at the AURPO Annual Conference, web link details on the AURPO website and a host of other benefits.

Affiliate subscription form 

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