Applicants cannot apply for an award or distinction until an application reference number has been requested and received (by email) from the Society (OPS). Please email the Society's Distinctions Office expressing an interest in a particular level of award or distinction (ie LOPS, AOPS etc) and the appropriate information will be provided (also by email). This reference number allows the Society to track individual applicants and their on-line applications and fee payments, and gives advanced notice of the potential number of applicants. It also provides an applicant with access to the necessary on-line application forms in a more secure environment.
Requesting an application reference number from the Society does not in any way commit a potential applicant to making an application or paying an associated fee.