The Master Photography Program, initiated in 2005, recognizes excellence in photographic achievements and those who have served the association and volunteered their time.
The program is composed of 3 levels, the Associate Fellow of Photography (A.F.Ph.), the Fellow of Photography (F.Ph.) and the Distinguished Fellow of Photography (D.F.Ph.). Points are earned toward each level through a combination of Service Points, Participation Points, Photo Points and an Examination given annually at the AAPI Convention & Trade Show. To achieve the level of Associate Fellow of Photography an AAPI member must earn 75 points, the Fellow of Photography level requires 150 points, and the Distinguished Fellow of Photography requires 200 points. Any member from an AAPI member company in good standing may apply to enter the program.
Download the degree requirements and application here (PDF).