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Become an FCCP

Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

Do you demonstrate excellence, dedication, and leadership in chest medicine?

When you become an FCCP (Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians), you play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine while enjoying the prestige of being associated with a distinctive group of chest medicine professionals. This opportunity is available for the entire chest medicine team and is available exclusively from CHEST.

Obtaining the FCCP designation recognizes you as a leader in CHEST, your profession, your institution, and most importantly demonstrates commitment to your patients.

“Achieving FCCP status from CHEST is an acknowledgement of years of education and commitment to chest medicine. I have found being an FCCP to be rewarding on a personal level, as well as a professional level. It has provided me with connections to colleagues nationally and internationally, and it has opened the door to leadership opportunities.”

– Thomas Van der Kloot, MD, FCCP, member since 1996


If you are accepted as an FCCP, you may use the FCCP designation while you remain a member at the Enhanced or Premium level of membership. Becoming an FCCP allows you to hold office and have the eligibility to vote. You will also be able to take part in prestigious events at the CHEST Annual Meeting in your first year as an FCCP, including attending an FCCP breakfast and convocation ceremony. New FCCPs receive a certificate, prepared on a quarterly basis for all new FCCPs.


Apply for FCCP status 


Questions? Contact CHEST Membership at member@chestnet.org or 224/521-9569.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for obtaining FCCP?

Why do I have to be an Enhanced or Premium member to apply for FCCP?

I’ve been a member for 1 year. Can I still apply?

I’m not a physician or PhD, is the FCCP designation open to other members of the chest medicine team?

I am currently an FCCP. Is there anything I need to do to maintain my designation?

Do I have to demonstrate excellence in each of the key domains to apply?

How long does the review process typically take and when will I be notified if I have been accepted?

I previously applied for FCCP and was not accepted. When can I reapply, and will I have to pay the application fee again?

I feel that I have achieved excellence in chest medicine but don’t meet all of the requirements as stated. Can I still apply?

I have been accepted as a new FCCP. Will I be invited to the convocation ceremony at the CHEST Annual Meeting and when will I be notified?

I am an FCCP, but my membership has lapsed or dropped. Can I still use the FCCP designation?

I have been accepted as an FCCP but have not received my certificate. When can I expect to receive it?

I lost my FCCP certificate. How can I request a duplicate copy?

How are Master FCCPs selected?

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