List of post-nominal letters (United Kingdom)

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Baronet or Esquire[edit]

Office Post-nominal
Baronet Bt or Bart
Knight Bachelor Kt[N 1]
Esquire Esq[N 2]

Orders and Decorations[edit]

Office Post-nominal
Victoria Cross VC
George Cross GC
Knight of the Order of the Garter KG
Lady of the Order of the Garter LG
Knight of the Order of the Thistle KT
Lady of the Order of the Thistle LT
Knight of the Order of Saint Patrick KP
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath GCB
Order of Merit OM
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Star of India GCSI
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of St Michael and St George GCMG
Knight Grand Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire GCIE
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order GCVO
Knight/Dame Grand Cross of the Order of the British Empire GBE
Companion of Honour CH
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath KCB
Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath DCB
Knight Commander of the Order of the Star of India KCSI
Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George KCMG
Dame Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George DCMG
Knight Commander of the Order of the Indian Empire KCIE
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order KCVO
Dame Commander of the Royal Victorian Order DCVO
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire DBE
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
Companion of the Order of the Star of India CSI
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George CMG
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order CVO
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
Distinguished Service Order DSO
Lieutenant of the Royal Victorian Order LVO
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
Imperial Service Order ISO
Member of the Royal Victorian Order MVO
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
Indian Order of Merit (Military) IOM
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross CGC
Royal Red Cross RRC
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
Military Cross MC
Distinguished Flying Cross DFC
Air Force Cross AFC
Associate, Royal Red Cross ARRC
Order of British India OBI
Distinguished Conduct Medal DCM
Conspicuous Gallantry Medal CGM
George Medal GM
Indian Distinguished Service Medal IDSM
Distinguished Service Medal DSM
Military Medal MM
Distinguished Flying Medal DFM
Air Force Medal AFM
Medal for Saving Life at Sea SGM
Indian Order of Merit (Civil) IOM
Colonial Police Medal for Gallantry CPM
Queen's Gallantry Medal QGM
Royal Victorian Medal RVM
British Empire Medal BEM
Queen's Police Medal QPM
Queen's Fire Service Medal QFSM
Queen's Ambulance Service Medal QAM
Colonial Police Medal for Merit CPM
Meritorious Service Medal MSM
Army Emergency Reserve Decoration ERD
Volunteer Officers' Decoration VD
Territorial Decoration TD
Ulster Defence Regiment Medal UD
Efficiency Decoration ED
Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Reserve RD
Decoration for Officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve VRD
Air Efficiency Award AE

When listing the honours and awards enjoyed by any person it is not customary to include the Order of St John, as this is a Royal Order and not a State Order, and so confers no precedence. The statutes of the order state (statute 32(2)) The letters specified ... may be used ... but admission or promotion to any Grade of the Order ... shall not confer any rank, style, title, dignity, appellation or social precedence whatsoever.

The Grades of the Order of St John are:

Grade I Bailiffs or Dames Grand Cross (GCStJ)
Grade II Knights or Dames of Justice or Grace (KStJ or DStJ)
Grade III (a) Chaplains (ChStJ)
Grade III (b) Commanders (Brothers or Sisters) (CStJ)
Grade IV Officers (Brothers or Sisters) (OStJ)
Grade V Member (since 2008)
Serving Brothers or Serving Sisters (before 2008)
(MStJ)
(SBStJ) or (SSStJ)
Grade VI Esquires (EsqStJ)

Appointments[edit]

Appointments to the Queen
Privy Counsellor[N 3] PC
Aide de Camp to Her Majesty ADC
Honorary Physician to The Queen QHP
Honorary Surgeon to The Queen QHS
Honorary Dental Surgeon to The Queen QHDS
Honorary Nursing Sister to The Queen QHNS
Honorary Chaplain to The Queen QHC
Legal Positions, Etc.
Supreme Court Justice SCJ
Justice of the High Court J
Lord Justice of Appeal LJ
Queen's Serjeant QS
Serjeant-at-law SL
Queen's Counsel QC, KC
Justice of the Peace JP
Deputy Lieutenant DL
Legislators
Member of Parliament[N 4] MP
Member of the Scottish Parliament MSP
Member of the Scottish Youth Parliament MSYP
Member of the National Assembly for Wales AM
Member of the London Assembly[N 5] AM
Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly ('Member of the Legislative Assembly') MLA
Member of the European Parliament MEP

University degrees[edit]

University degrees[N 6]
Doctorate DBEnv, DConstMgt, DREst, EdD, DPhil, PhD, DLitt, DSocSci, MD, EngD, DD, LLD, DProf etc.
Master's degree MA, MArch, MAnth, MMORSE, MMath, MMathStat, MPharm, MPhil, MSc, MSci, MSt, MRes, MEng, MChem, MBiochem, MSocSc, MMus, LLM, BCL, MPhys, MComp, MAcc, MFin, MBA, MPA, MEd, MEP, MEnt, MCGI, MGeol, MLitt, MEarthSc, MClinRes etc.
Bachelor's degree BA, BSc, LLB, BEng, MBChB etc.
Foundation degree FdA, FdSc, FdEng etc.
University diplomas[N 6]
Postgraduate diploma PgDip, PgD, PGDCCI(open), etc.
Postgraduate certificate PgCert, PgC, PgCLTHE, etc.
Associate of the University of Hertfordshire AUH
Associate of King's College AKC
Associate of the University of Surrey AUS
Higher National Certificate HNC/HNCert
Higher National Diploma HND/HNDip
Diploma of Higher Education DipHE
Undergraduate/Ordinary National Diploma Dip, OND
Certificate of Higher Education CertHE
University alumni
University of Aberdeen (Aberd)
University of Aberystwyth (Aber)
University of Birmingham (Bham)
University of Bournemouth (Bourne)
University of Bristol (Bris)
Buckinghamshire New University (Bucks)
Archbishop of Canterbury (Cantuar)
Camborne School of Mines, University of Exeter ACSM/MCSM
University of Cambridge (Cantab)
Cardiff University (Card)
University of Chester (Cest)
University of Chichester (Cicest)
University College London (UCL)
Cranfield University (Cran)
University for the Creative Arts (UCA)
De Montfort University (De Mont)
University of Dundee (Dund)
Durham University (Dunelm)
University of East Anglia (UEA)
University of Essex (Essex)
University of Edinburgh (Edin)
University of Exeter (Exon)
University of Glasgow (Glas)
Glasgow Caledonian University (Glas Cal)
University of Glamorgan (Glam)
Heriot-Watt University (Heri)
Imperial College London (Postgraduate) DIC
Imperial College School of Medicine, London AICSM
University of Kent (Kent)
University of Keele (Kel)
King's College London (KCL)
Kingston University (Kingston)
University of Leicester (Leic)
University of Liverpool (Lpool)
University of London (Lond)
Loughborough University (Lough)
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
University of Manchester (Manc)
Newcastle University (N'cle)
University of Nottingham (Nott)
Northumbria University (N'bria)
Open University (Open)
University of Oxford Historically (Oxon), although (Oxf) is now used in official university publications[1]
Oxford Brookes University (OBU)
University of Portsmouth (Ports)
Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London ARSM
Royal College of Science, Imperial College London ARCS
University of Southampton (Soton)
University of St Andrews (St And)
University of Surrey (Surrey)
University of Wales (Wales)
University of the West Indies (Cave Hill, Mona, St. Augustine) (UWI)
University of Winchester (Winton)
University of Worcester (Wigorn)
University of York Historically (Ebor), although (York) is now used instead to avoid the need to 'Latinise' all university names[2]
Legal qualifications
Diploma in English Law Dip Eng Law
Bachelors Degrees LLB
Masters Degrees LLM, BCL, MJur
Doctorate DPhil, PhD, LLD
Honorary Doctorate DCL (Hon), LLD (Hon)
Scottish Professional DipLP
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives FCILEx
Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives GCILEx
Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives ACILEx
Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals F.Inst.Pa
Full Member (Qualified Paralegal) of the Institute of Paralegals Q.Inst.Pa
Associate Paralegal (Registered Paralegal) of the Institute of Paralegals A.Inst.Pa
Social work qualifications
Certificate of Qualification in Social Work (awarded 1975-1991) CQSW
Diploma in Social Work (awarded 1991-2009) DipSW
Bachelor of Social Work BSW
Master of Social Work MSW
Logistics and transport qualifications
Logistician FCILT, CMILT, MILT, CPL, CTP, CML, PLS, CTL, DLP, PLog, EJLog, ESLog, EMLog, JrLog, Log, SrLog
Architectural qualifications
Architecture BArch, MArch, Dip.Arch, ARB, RIBA, RIAS, RIAI, RSAW
Medical qualifications
Medicine MB/BM/ChB BCh/BS/BCh/BChir
Surgery MRCS, FRCS, MS, MCh, etc.
Physicians MRCP, FRCP, MRCPCH, FRCPCH, MRCPath etc.
Pharmaceutical Physicians MFPM, FFPM
Dentistry BDS
Sport and exercise medicine physicians MFSEM(UK), FFSEM(UK)
Psychiatrists MRCPsych, FRCPsych
Obstetricians and Gynaecologists MRCOG, FRCOG
Emergency physicians MCEM, FCEM
Anaesthetists FRCA, FFPMRCA etc.
General practitioners MRCGP, FRCGP
Chiropractors BSc, MScChiro, MChiro, MSc, DC
Medical homeopaths LFHOM, MFHOM, FFHOM
Opticians FADO, FBDO, FCOptom, MCOptom
Osteopaths MOst
Pre-hospital care providers DIMC RCSEd, FIMC RCSEd
Physiotherapy DPT, BSc Phys (Hons), MCSP, FCSP, etc.
Occupational therapy SROT
Radiographer MSCR, FSCR, etc.
Certified Pharmacy Technician CPhT, Reg Pharm Tech
Nursing RN
Veterinary nurses VN, RVN
Veterinary surgeons BVSc, BVetMed, VetMB, BVM&S, MRCVS, FRCVS
Wilderness medicine FAWM
Teaching qualifications
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice PGCAP
Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education PGCHE
Postgraduate Certificate in Education PGCE
Professional Graduate Diploma in Education PGDE
Certificate in Education Cert. Ed.
Bachelor of Education BEd
National Professional Qualification for Headship NPQH
Qualified Teacher Status QTS
Scientific Qualifications
Chartered Scientist CSci
Chartered Science Teacher CSciTeach
Registered Scientist RSci
Registered Science Technician RSciTech
Engineering Qualifications
Chartered Engineer CEng
Incorporated Engineer IEng
Engineering Technician EngTech
ICT Technician ICTTech
Diploma in Engineering Management (ASEE) DEM
Marine operational, technical and scientific qualifications
Master Unlimited/Foreign Going/Class 1 Certificate of Competency Master Mariner, MM
Chartered Marine Engineer CMarEng
Chartered Marine Scientist CMarSci
Chartered Marine Technologist CMarTech
Incorporated Marine Engineer IMarEng
Marine Engineering Technician MarEngTech
Nursing qualifications (pre-2007)
Although technically out of date, some of these titles are still in common usage, particularly with nurses registered with the NMC's precedent body. RGN SRN RMN RSCN SEN SEN(M) EN EN(M) RNMH RN
Nursing and midwifery qualifications as of 2007[N 7] RM RN1/RNA RN2 RN3/RNMH RN4 RN5/RNLD RN6 RN8/RNC RN7 RN9 RHV RSN ROH RFHN (Scotland only)
Nursing recorded qualifications
The nurse must be registered in one of the above categories to be eligible to study for and use these post-nominal letters SPAN SPMH SPCN SPLD SPHP SCHM SCLD SPCC SPDN V100 V200 V300 LPE

Religious institutes and medical qualifications[edit]

Religious Institutes[N 8]
Canons Regular C.R. + Initials of specific Congregation e.g. C.R.I.C
Society of Jesus ("Jesuits") SJ or SI
Oratory of Saint Philip Neri Cong. Orat.
Order of Preachers ("Dominicans" or "Blackfriars") OP
Conventual Franciscans OFM Conv.
Order of Friars Minor OFM
Capuchins Franciscans OFM Cap.
Salesians SDB
Christian Brothers CFC
Anglican Franciscans SSF or CSF (1st Order), OSC (2nd Order), TSSF (3rd Order)
Marist Brothers FMS
Benedictines OSB
De La Salle Brothers FSC
Society of the Sacred Heart RSCJ

Fellowship or membership of learned societies, academies or professional institutions[edit]

Fellowship and membership of learned societies[N 8][N 9]
Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music
  Diplomate of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music DipABRSM
  Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music LRSM
  Fellow of the Royal Schools of Music FRSM
Royal Academy of Music
  Licentiate of Royal Academy of Music LRAM
London College of Music
  Associate of London College of Music ALCM
  Licentiate of London College of Music LLCM
  Fellow of London College of Music FLCM
British Institute of Innkeepers
  Affiliate member of the British Institute of Innkeepers ABII
  Associate Member of the British Institute of Innkeepers AMBII
  Fellow member of the British Institute of Innkeepers FBII
  Full member of the British Institute of Innkeepers MBII
  Fellow Training Professional of the British Institute of Innkeepers FBII.tp
  Full Member Training Professional of the British Institute of Innkeepers MBII.tp
There are subdivisions of these memberships depending on the specific role and accreditation the holder has. For example, an Associate Member who holds a Door Supervisor's accreditation would have the post-nominal letters AMBII.ds
Royal College of Music
  Associate of Royal College of Music ARCM
Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music
  Graduate of the Royal Schools of Music GRSM
Trinity College London
  Graduate of Trinity College London GTCL(Hons)
  Associate of Trinity College London ATCL
  Licentiate of Trinity College London LTCL
  Fellow of Trinity College London FTCL
Society of Bereavement Practitioners
  Associate Member of The Society of Bereavement Practitioners (No Post Nominals)
  Ordinary Member of The Society of Bereavement Practitioners MSPB
  Accredited Member of The Society of Bereavement Practitioners MSPB(Acc)
  Fellow of The Society of Bereavement Practitioners FSBP
Associate Member of the Bureau of Engineer Surveyors AMBES
Member of the Bureau of Engineer Surveyors MBES
Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers FCIBSE
Fellow of the Bureau of Engineer Surveyors FBES
Associate Member of the Institution of Plant Engineers AMIPlantE
Member of the Institution of Plant Engineers MIPlantE
Fellow of the Institution of Plant Engineers FIPlantE
Member of the Institution of Fire Engineers MIFireE
Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers GIFireE
Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality FIH
Member of the Institute of Hospitality MIH
Associate Member of the Institute of Hospitality AIH
Associate Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers AMIRTE
Member of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers MIRTE
Fellow of the Institute of Road Transport Engineers FIRTE
Associate Member of the Society of Operations Engineers AMSOE
Member of the Society of Operations Engineers MSOE
Fellow of the Society of Operations Engineers FSOE
Fellow of the Federation of European Employers F.FedEE
Honorary Fellow of the Federation of European Employers Hon F.FedEE
Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences FMedSci
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building FCIOB
Fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine FAWM
Fellow of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health CFIOSH
Chartered Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health CMIOSH
Graduate Member of the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health Grad.IOSH
Associate member of the Society of Biology AMSB
Member of the Society of Biology MSB
Fellow of the Society of Biology FSB
British Pharmacological Society
  Honorary Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society FBPharmacolS (Hon)
  Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society FBPharmacolS
Fellow of the British Academy FBA
Fellow of the British Computer Society FBCS
Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales FLSW
Fellow of the Burgon Society FBS
Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Society FCCS
Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society FCPS
Faculty of Homeopathy
  Member of the Faculty of Homeopathy MFHOM
  Licensed Associate of the Faculty of Homeopathy LFHOM
Fellow of the Faculty of Liturgical Musicians FFLM
Fellow of the Geological Society of London FGS
Higher Education Academy (formerly the Institute of Learning Teaching in Higher Education)
  Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy AFHEA
  Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA
  Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy SFHEA
  Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy PFHEA
  Member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education ILTM (superseded by FHEA)
Academy of Medical Educators
  Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators FAcadMEd
  Member of the Academy of Medical Educators MAcadMEd
College of Teachers
  Fellow of the College of Teachers FCollT
  Member of the College of Teachers MCollT
  Associate Member of the College of Teachers AMCollT
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering FREng
Fellow of the Royal Society FRS
president of the Royal Society PRS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts FRSA
Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society FRAeS
Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland FRAI
Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society FRAS
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society FRAS
Royal British Society of Sculptors
  Fellow of the Royal British Society of Sculptors FRBS
  Associate Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors ARBS
Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health MRCPCH
  Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health FRCPCH
Royal College of Physicians
  Member of the Royal College of Physicians MRCP
  Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians FRCP
Royal College of Surgeons
  Member of the Royal College of Surgeons MRCS
  Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons FRCS
Royal College of Anaesthetists
  Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists MRCA
  Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists FRCA
Royal College of General Practitioners
  Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners MRCGP
  Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners FRCGP
Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, RCPL & RCSEd
  Member of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, RCPL & RCSEd MFSEM(UK)
  Fellow of the Faculty of Sport & Exercise Medicine, RCPL & RCSEd FFSEM(UK)
Royal College of Chiropractors
  Clinical Specialist Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors FRCC (Specialty e.g. Ortho)
  Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors FRCC
  Member of the Royal College of Chiropractors MRCC
  licentiate of the Royal College of Chiropractors LRCC
Associate of the Royal College of Organists ARCO
Fellow of the Royal College of Organists FRCO
Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh FRSE
Fellow of the Linnean Society of London FLS
Fellow of the National College of Music FNCM
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society FRGS
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society FRHistS
Royal Institution of Great Britain
  Fellow of the Royal Institution of Great Britain FRI
  Member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain MRI
  Associate Member of the Royal Institution of Great Britain AMRI
Fellow of the Royal Meteorological Society FRMetS
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society MRPharmS
  Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society FRPharmS
  Associate of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society ARPharmS
Fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene FRSTMH
or FRSTM&H (obsolete)
Institute of Food Science & Technology
  Fellow of the Institute of Food Science and Technology FIFST
  Member of the Institute of Food Science and Technology MIFST
  Registered Food Auditor RFoodAM
  Registered Food Mentor RFoodM
  Registered Food Safety Principal RFoodSP
  Registered Food Safety Manager RFoodSM
  Registered Food Safety Practitioner RFoodSPrac
  Registered Food Safety Technician RFoodSTech
  Registered Sensory Scientist RSensSci
Royal Society of Chemistry
  Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry FRSC
  Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry MRSC
  Associate Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry AMRSC
Fellow of the Royal Numismatic Society FRNS
Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health FRSPH
Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence & Security Studies FRUSI
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society FSS
Graduate Statistician of the Royal Statistical Society GradStat
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada FRSC
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London FSA
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland FSA Scot
Fellow of the London Zoological Society FZS
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society FRES
Royal Institute of Navigation
  Member of the Royal Institute of Navigation MRIN
  Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation FRIN
Royal Academicians[N 8]
  President of the Royal Academy PRA
  Past President of the Royal Academy PPRA
  Royal Academician RA
  Associate of the Royal Academy ARA
Chartered professionals
  Chartered Architectural Technologist MCIAT
  Chartered Biologist CBiol
  Chartered Chemist CChem
  Chartered Colourist CCol
  Chartered Director CDir
  Chartered Engineer CEng
  Chartered Environmentalist CEnv
  Chartered Geographer CGeog
  Chartered Geologist CGeol
  Chartered Information Technology Professional CITP
  Chartered Insurer Chartered Insurer
  Certified Management Consultant CMC
  Chartered Manager CMgr
  Chartered Marketer Chartered Marketer
  Chartered Mathematician CMath
  Chartered Mathematics Teacher CMathTeach
  Chartered Measurement and Control Technologist MInstMC
  Chartered MemberCIPD Chartered MCIPD
  Chartered Physicist CPhys
  Chartered Scientist CSci
  Chartered Secretary Chartered Secretary
  Chartered Physicist CPhys
  Chartered Security Professional CSyP
  Chartered Statistician CStat
  Chartered Surveyor Chartered Surveyor (MRICS or FRICS)
Fellowship or membership of professional institutions
Fellow of the Association of Accounting Technicians FMAAT
Registered Member of the Archives and Records Association RMARA
Fellow of the Association of British Dispensing Opticians FBDO
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants FCCA
Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technology CMALT
Association for Project Management
  Fellow of the Association for Project Management FAPM
  Member of the Association for Project Management MAPM
  Fellow of the Association for Project Management and APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) RPP FAPM
  Member of the Association for Project Management and APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) RPP MAPM
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Property Consultants Society
Fellow of the Property Consultants Society FPCS
Associate of the Property Consultants Society APCS
British Association of Social Workers
Member of the British Association of Social Workers MBASW
British Naturalists' Association
  Honorary Fellow of the British Naturalists' Association HonFBNA
  Fellow of the British Naturalists' Association FBNA
  Registered Member of the British Naturalists' Association MBNA
  Associate of the British Naturalists' Association ABNA
British Computer Society
  Chartered Fellow of the British Computer Society FBCS CITP
  Fellow of the British Computer Society FBCS
  Chartered Member of the British Computer Society MBCS CITP
  Member of the British Computer Society MBCS
  Associate Member of the British Computer Society AMBCS
British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society
  Fellow of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society FBKS
  Member of the British Kinematograph, Sound and Television Society MBKS
British Horological Institute
  Fellow of the British Horological Institute FBHI
  Member of the British Horological Institute MBHI
  Licentiate of the British Horological Institute LBHI
Member of the British Psychological Society MBPS
British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists
  Fellow of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists FSHAA
  Member of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists MSHAA
Central Association of Agricultural Valuers
  Fellow of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers FAAV
  Member of the Central Association of Agricultural Valuers MAAV
Business Continuity Institute
  Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute FBCI
  Member of the Business Continuity Institute MBCI
  Diploma of the Business Continuity Institute DBCI
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators FCIArb
Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators MCIArb
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ACIArb
Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists MCIAT
  Technician member of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists TCIAT
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists ACIAT
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health FCIEH
Chartered Institute of Housing[3]
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Housing FCIH
  Chartered Institute of Housing Chartered Member CIH Chartered Member or CIHCM
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Housing CIH Member or CIHM (MCIH (obsolete))
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Housing ACIH (obsolete)
Chartered Insurance Institute
  Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute ACII
  Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute FCII
Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists CIOJ
Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals FCLIP
  Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals MCLIP
  Certified Affiliate of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals ACLIP
Chartered Institute of Linguists
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Linguists FCIL
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists MCIL
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Linguists ACIL
Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK
  Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) FCILT
  Chartered Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) CMILT
  Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) MILT
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants FCMA
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants ACMA
Chartered Institute of Marketing
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing FCIM
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing MCIM
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing ACIM
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (Chartered Patent Agent or Chartered Patent Attorney (since June 2006)) CPA
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Chartered FCIPD
  Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Chartered MCIPD
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Assoc CIPD
  Academic Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Academic FCIPD
  Academic Member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Academic MCIPD
  Academic Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development Academic Assoc CIPD
Chartered Institute of Public Relations
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations FCIPR
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations MCIPR
  Associate of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations ACIPR
Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply FCIPS
  Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply MCIPS
Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
  Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) FCSI
  Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) MCSI
  Associate of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) ACSI
Member of the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management MCIWM
Member of the Chartered Institution of Building MCIOB
Member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services MCIBSE
Chartered Management Institute
  Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute FCMI
  Member of the Chartered Management Institute MCMI
Chartered Quality Institute
  Fellow of the Chartered Quality Institute FCQI
  Member of the Chartered Quality Institute MCQI
  Associate of the Chartered Quality Institute ACQI
Chartered Society of Designers
  Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers FCSD
  Member of the Chartered Society of Designers MCSD
Fellow of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy FCSP
College of Paramedics
  Member of the College of Paramedics MCPara
  Fellow of the College of Paramedics FCPara
Fellow of the Educational Institute of Scotland FEIS
Emergency Planning Society
  Fellow of the Emergency Planning Society FEPS
  Member of the Emergency Planning Society MEPS
Fellow of the Faculty of Actuaries FFA
Forum for the Built Environment
  Fellow of the Forum for the Built Environment FFB
  Member of the Forum for the Built Environment MFB
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA
Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries FIA
Institution of Analysts and Programmers
  Fellow of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers FIAP
  Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers MIAP
  Associate Member of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers AMIAP
  Licentiate of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers LIAP
Royal Institute of British Architects
  Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects FRIBA
  Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA
Institute of Builders' Merchants
  Fellow of the Institute of Builders' Merchants FIBM
  Member of the Institute of Builders' Merchants MIBM
Institute of Masters of Wine
  Member of the Institute of Masters of Wine (Master of Wine) MW
Institute of Biomedical Science
  Fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Science FIBMS
  Member of the Institute of Biomedical Science MIBMS
  Licentiate of the Institute of Biomedical Science LIBMS
Institute of Professional Sound
  Fellow of the Institute of Professional Sound FIPS
  Member of the Institute of Professional Sound MIPS
  Associate Member of the Institute of Professional Sound AIPS
Member of the Institute of Business Consulting MIBC
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland
  Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants CA
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  (Associate) Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants ACA
  Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants FCA
Institute of Continuing Professional Development
  Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development FInstCPD
  Member of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development MInstCPD
Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators FCIS
  Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators ACIS
  Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators GradICSA
Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management
  Fellow of the Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management FICPEM
  Member of the Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management MICPEM
  Corporate Member of the Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management CMICPEM
  Associate Member of the Institute for Civil Protection & Emergency Management AMICPEM
Institute of Directors
  Fellow of the Institute of Directors FIoD
  Member of the Institute of Directors MIoD
Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management
  Fellow of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management FIEEM
  Member of the Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management MIEEM
Institution of Engineering Designers
  Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers FIED
  Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers MIED
  Associate of the Institution of Engineering Designers AIED
Energy Institute
  Member of the Energy Institute MEI
  Fellow of the Energy Institute FEI
Institution of Engineering and Technology
  Honorary Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology HonFIET
  Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology FIET
  Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology MIET
  Technician Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology TMIET
Institute of Explosives Engineers
  Fellow of the Institute of Explosives Engineers FIExpE
  Member of the Institute of Explosives Engineers MIExpE
Member of the Institute for Archaeologists MIFA
Institute of Interim Management
  Companion of the Institute of Interim Management CIIM
  Member of the Institute of Interim Management MIIM
  Associate of the Institute of Interim Management AIIM
Institute of IT Training
  Companion of the Institute of IT Training CIITT
  Fellow of the Institute of IT Training FIITT
  Member of the Institute of IT Training MIITT
  Institute Certified Training Practitioner (Institute of IT Training) ICTP
  Senior Associate Member of the Institute of IT Training SIITT
  Associate Member of the Institute of IT Training AIITT
Institute of Leadership and Management
  Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management FInstLM
  Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management MInstLM
  Affiliate of the Institute of Leadership and Management AInstLM
Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management
  Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges MFMLM
Institute for Learning
  Fellow of the Institute for Learning FIfL
  Member of the Institute for Learning MIfL
Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors
  Fellow of the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors FILSA
  Member of the Institute of Licensed Trade Stock Auditors MILSA
Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications FIMA
  Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications MIMA
  Associate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications AMIMA
  Graduate Member of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications GIMA (obsolete)
Institute of Measurement and Control
  Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control HonFInstMC
  Fellow of the Institute of Measurement and Control FInstMC
  Member of the Institute of Measurement and Control MInstMC
Member of The Institute of Operations Management(UK) MIOM
Institute of Physics
  Fellow of the Institute of Physics FInstP
  Member of the Institute of Physics MInstP
  Associate Member of the Institute of Physics AMInstP
Fellow of the Institute of Refrigeration FInstR
Institute of Sport and Recreation Management
  Member of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management M.Inst.SRM
  Associate Member of the Institute of Sport and Recreation Management A.Inst.SRM
Institute of Swimming
  Fellow of the Institute of Swimming FIOS
  Member of the Institute of Swimming MIOS
Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers MIED
Institution of Chemical Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers FIChemE
  Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers MIChemE
  Associate Member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers AMIChemE
Institution of Civil Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers FICE
  Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers MICE
  Associate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers AMICE
Institution of Electrical Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers FIEE
  Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers MIEE
Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation
  Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation FCIHT
  Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation MCIHT
  Associate Member of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation AMCIHT
  Transport Planning Professional - awarded by the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation TPP
Member of the Institution of Incorporated Engineers (No longer used, in 2006 IIE merged with IEE to become IET) MIIE
Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers FIMechE
  Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers MIMechE
  Associate Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers AMIMechE
Member of the Institution of Railway Signal Engineers MIRSE
Institution of Royal Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Royal Engineers FInstRE
  Member of the Institution of Royal Engineers MInstRE
  Honorary Member of the Institution of Royal Engineers HonMInstRE
Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Structural Engineers
  Fellow of the Institute of Specialist Surveyors and Structural Engineers FISSE
Institution of Structural Engineers
  Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers FIStructE
  Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers MIStructE
  Associate Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers AMIStructE
International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM)
  Fellow of the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) FIIRSM
  Member of the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) MIIRSM
  Associate of the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) AIIRSM
  Recognised Safety Practitioner with the International Institute of Risk Safety Management (IIRSM) RSP
International Society for Philosophical Enquiry
  Diplomate of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry DSPE
  Senior Research Fellow of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry RFSPE
  Senior Fellow of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry SFSPE
  Fellow of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry FSPE
  Member of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry MSPE
  Associate of the International Society for Philosophical Enquiry ASPE
Nautical Institute
  Fellow of the Nautical Institute FNI
  Associate Fellow of the Nautical Institute AFNI
  Member of the Nautical Institute MNI
  Associate Member of the Nautical Institute AMNI
Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society MRAeS
Member of the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
  Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors FRICS
  Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors MRICS
  Associate of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors AssocRICS
Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute MRTPI
Member of the Securities & Investment Institute MSI
The Security Institute
  Fellow of The Security Institute FSyI
  Member of The Security Institute MSyI
International Security Management Institute
 Certified Security Management Professional CSMP
  Fellow of International Security Management Institute FISMI / F.ISMI
  Member of International Security Management Institute MISMI / M.ISMI
Staff and Educational Development Association
  Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association FSEDA
  Associate Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association AFSEDA
Member of the Stonebridge Associated Colleges Association MSAC
Swimming Teachers' Association
  Member of the Swimming Teachers' Association MSTA
  Associate Member of the Swimming Teachers' Association ASTA
Scouting & Guiding
  Queen's Scout Queen's Scout
  Queen's Guide Queen's Guide
City & Guilds of London Institute
  Licentiate of the City & Guilds of London Institute LCGI
  Graduate of the City & Guilds of London Institute GCGI
  Associate of the City & Guilds of London Institute-awarded to undergraduates who receive a BEng or MEng degree from a programme within the City and Guilds College-Imperial College London. ACGI
  City and Guilds Insignia Award in Technology City & Guilds of London Institute CGIA
  Member of the City & Guilds of London Institute MCGI
  Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute FCGI
  Honoris Causa Fellow of the City & Guilds of London Institute HonFCGI
The Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet
  Writer to the Signet WS
  Associate Writer to the Signet AWS
British Red Cross Society Awards & Honours
  Badge of Honour (No Category – abbreviation of categories below – Common Usage) BH
  Badge of Honour for Devoted Service – Uncommon Usage BH(D)
  Badge of Honour for Distinguished Service – Uncommon Usage BH(DS)
  Badge of Honour for Outstanding Service – Uncommon Usage BH(OS)
  Voluntary Medical Service Medal VMSM
The Academy of Experts
  Practising Associate (AMAE) of The Academy of Experts AMAE
  Practising Member of The Academy of Experts MAE
  Practising Fellow of The Academy of Experts FAE
  Qualified Dispute Resolver (Mediator) QDR
Worshipful Company of Farriers
  Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers DipWCF
  Associateship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers AWCF
  Fellowship of the Worshipful Company of Farriers FWCF
  Certified Military Farrier CMF
  Military Training Farrier MTF
Royal Philatelic Society of London
  Fellow of the Royal Philatelic Society of London FRPSL
  Member of the Royal Philatelic Society of London MRPSL
  Associate of the Royal Philatelic Society of London AssocRPSL

Membership of the armed forces[edit]

Armed forces[N 10]
Royal Navy[N 11] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RN
Royal Naval Reserve[N 11] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RNR
Royal Fleet Auxiliary[N 11] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RFA
Army[N 12] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RE, RAPC, etc.
Royal Air Force[N 13] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RAF
Royal Auxiliary Air Force rank or rank abbreviation followed by RAuxAF
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve[N 13] rank or rank abbreviation followed by RAFVR
Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch) rank or rank abbreviation followed by RAFVR(T)
Royal Marines rank or rank abbreviation followed by RM
Royal Marines Reserve rank or rank abbreviation followed by RMR
Approved retired officers (Retd)

Others[clarification needed][edit]

Accreditation in Public Relations APR
Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society ACAS
Associate of the Society of Actuaries ASA
Associate in Arts AA
Certificate in Cloud Security Knowledge CCSK
Member of the Court of Common Council in the City of London CC
Certified Data Centre Design Professional CDCDP
Certified Data Centre Management Professional CDCMP
Certified Data Centre Energy Professional CDCEP
Certified Nurse Practitioner CNP
Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst of the Society of Actuaries CERA
Doctor of Chiropractic DC
Doctor of Divinity DD
Doctor of Education EdD
Doctor of Engineering EngD
Doctor of Metaphysics DMeta or PhD or ThD or MsD
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Music DMA, DMus
Doctor of Occupational Therapy OTD
Doctor of Optometry OD
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine DO
Doctor of Psychology PsyD
Doctor of Public Administration DPA
Doctor of Public Health DrPH
Doctor of Science DSc
Doctor of Business Administration DBA
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM
Engineer Intern aka Engineer-in-Training EI or EIT
Emergency Medical Technician EMT[dubious ]
Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society FCAS
Fellow of the Society of Actuaries FSA
Licensed Clinical Social Worker LCSW
Licensed Land Surveyor LLS
Licensed Master Social Worker LMSW
Licensed Psychologist LP
Licensed Practical Nurse LPN
Member of Congress MC
Master of Accountancy M.Acc.
Master of Arts MA
Master of Fine Arts MFA
Master of Education M.Ed.
Master of Pharmacy MPharm
Master of Public Accountancy MPA
Master of Public Administration MPA
Master of Nonprofit Administration MNA
Master of Public Health MPH
Master of Science MSc
Professional Engineer PE / PEng
Professional Geologist PG
Registered Architect RA
Registered Dental Assistant RDA
Registered Landscape Architect RLA
Registered Land Surveyor RLS
Registered Parliamentarian RP
Registered Respiratory Therapist RRT
Structural Engineer SE
Certified Protection Professional CPP
Systems Security Certified Practitioner SSCP
Companion of The Imperial Order of the Crown of India CI
Graduate Sports Rehabilitator GSR

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The post-nominal Kt for a knight bachelor is only used by those who hold a higher title which obscures their "Sir" (such as a peerage), those who hold multiple knighthoods (so as to clarify which they hold) or clergymen who do not by custom use the title "Sir".
  2. ^ Esquire (or Esq as a suffix) is now commonly used in the UK in place of the prefix Mr in formal address, according to the "Dictionary of Genealogy" it has no real meaning; according to Buckingham Palace it is an entitlement of all British-born men. In the US, it has in many places been assumed by lawyers, but the profession has not been awarded the title by any level of government or authority, and therefore anyone may use it. Naval officers, for example, have been traditionally referred to as such in formal correspondence.
  3. ^ The letters "PC" are used only by peers. For other Privy Counsellors, "Rt Hon" before the name suffices. The distinction is caused because peers already hold a prefix ("Rt Hon" or higher) while not being a Privy Counsellor, while the same cannot be said of commoners.
  4. ^ "Member of Parliament" is used in the UK and other Commonwealth nations to describe members of the lower house of Parliament only. In the UK, members of the House of Commons are described Members of Parliament, but members of the House of Lords are not.
  5. ^ When the London Assembly was first established in 2000 there was some debate over its members post-nominal. The most commonly used were "AM", "GLA", "MLA" and "GLAM". GLA is a short form of Greater London Authority, of which the London Assembly is part. A consensus now appears to have grown up around the use of AM.
  6. ^ a b The exact post-nominal for university degrees varies based on the faculty in which the degree was obtained
  7. ^ The title of "1st Level Registered Nurse" is comparable to the old titles of RGN, RMN etc. The title of "2nd Level Registered Nurse" refers to those previously called Enrolled Nurses. The post-nominal letters for 1st Level Registered Nurses can be used interchangeably but not together i.e. either Your Name, RN1 or Your Name, RNA not Your Name, RN1, RNA
  8. ^ a b c There are too many religious institutes, learned societies, royal academies, and professional institutions to be listed. One example is provided in each case; the format shown should be followed for other organisations, except that the initials of the organisation should be substituted.
  9. ^ Most institutions awarding Fellowships also award memberships. For example, whilst FRAeS is the highest award of the Royal Aeronautical Society, CRAeS (Companion) is an equivalent status but not also including professional qualifications, MRAeS is a professionally qualified member, and AMRAeS is an associate member — reflecting a lower level of professional qualification. This pattern is common, but not universal and specific post-nominals can vary between societies.
  10. ^ In the armed forces, two or more branches may have officers with the same or similar titles, such as "Captain," which is a rank in the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Marines. To differentiate between the branches, post-nominals such as "RN" are used. However, such post-nominals are not used for the higher positions, since the higher officers are differently-titled in each branch.
  11. ^ a b c "RN" or "RNR" is used for officers with the rank of Captain or below.
  12. ^ In the Army, the initials of the regiment or corps of the officer are used as post-nominals. Those above the rank of Lieutenant Colonel have their former regiment or corps preceded by the word 'Late'
  13. ^ a b "RAF" or "RAFVR" technically should be used for officers with the rank of Air Chief Marshal and below, though, in practice, it is used for officers with the rank of Wing Commander and below.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oxford University Calendar: Notes on Style (12 March 2010)
  2. ^ Oxford University Calendar: Notes on Style (12 March 2010)
  3. ^ Chartered Institute of Housing