Become an FCCP

Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians

You play an active role in advancing the field of chest medicine. Now be recognized for your excellence, dedication, and leadership.

The Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) opportunity is available for the entire chest medicine team and is exclusively awarded to Enhanced or Premium CHEST members.* Being an FCCP offers you the ability to:

Apply for FCCP by July 31, 2024, to participate in the Convocation Ceremony at CHEST 2024 in Boston, MA.
Applications received after the deadline will be invited to participate in the convocation the following year.


*FCCP status is valid as long as you remain an active Enhanced or Premium level member.

Your path to becoming an FCCP

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Eligibility for candidacy

  • Has been a CHEST member for at least 2 years
  • Physician candidates have been out of fellowship at least 2 years
  • APPs, RTs, and other medical professional candidates have been practicing for at least 5 years
  • Is an active Enhanced or Premium CHEST member at the time of application
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  • Demonstrate excellence, commitment, and leadership in chest medicine
  • Exhibit professional contributions to CHEST, other medical associations, and/or to the field of chest medicine
  • Be board-certified or hold a professional degree
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Submission material

  • One-time, nonrefundable application fee ($125 USA/Canada, $50 international)
  • Two letters of recommendation written by a sponsor on institution letterhead with their signature—preferably from current FCCPs, but if not possible, other professional references will be accepted (Department or Division Chair, Chief, etc)
  • Curriculum vitae with all applicable key domains (see FAQ for details)

FCCP applications are reviewed on an individual basis. CHEST reserves the right to accept or not accept any application for FCCP based on the requirements or equivalent qualifications.

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.

What are the applicable key domains needed for the curriculum vitae?

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

What is the criteria for my two letters of recommendation?

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?