Membership categories

Anyone working in or interested in regulatory affairs can become a TOPRA member.

Types of TOPRA Membership:

  1. Student Membership – this offers free membership to those studying a full-time under or post graduate qualification
  2. Graduate Membership – you may qualify for a discounted membership rate if you are a working and studying for a part-time under or post graduate qualification
  3. Member – this is for established professionals working regulatory affairs who do not meet the Register Member (MTOPRA) criteria
  4. Member – Emerging Markets - this offers a discounted rate for those who are based in low to middle income countries and working in or interested in regulatory affairs
  5. Registered Member (MTOPRA) – At least two years of full-time experience practising as a healthcare regulatory professional and meet the eligibility criteria
  6. Fellow (FTOPRA) – At least 10 years of experience in regulatory affairs. See criteria and application

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Individual Member – Emerging Markets

If you are an established professional working in or interested in regulatory affairs and based in a low-to-middle income country*, we are delighted to be able to offer you a 50% discount on the standard membership fee. 

For the reduced fee of £105, our rate for regulatory affairs professionals in emerging markets will enable you to take advantage of the full suite of member benefits. 


* As defined by the World Bank.

As defined by the World Bank, below is the list of low-to-middle countries. Individuals from these countries can apply:

  Afghanistan Grenada Nigeria
  Albania Guatemala Niue
  Algeria Guinea Pakistan
  Angola Guinea-Bissau Palau
  Antigua and Barbuda Guyana Panama
  Argentina Haiti Papua New Guinea
  Armenia Honduras Paraguay
  Azerbaijan India Peru
  Bangladesh Indonesia Philippines
  Belarus Iran Rwanda
  Belize Iraq Saint Helena
  Benin Jamaica Samoa
  Bhutan Jordan São Tomé and Príncipe
  Bolivia Kazakhstan Senegal
  Bosnia and Herzegovina Kenya Serbia
  Botswana Kiribati Sierra Leone
  Brazil Democratic People's Republic of Korea Solomon Islands
  Burkina Faso Kosovo Somalia
  Burundi Kyrgyzstan South Africa
  Cabo Verde Lao People's Democratic Republic South Sudan
  Cambodia Lebanon Sri Lanka
  Cameroon Lesotho Saint Lucia
  Central African Republic Liberia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  Chad Libya Sudan
  China (People's Republic of) North Macedonia Suriname
  Colombia Madagascar Syrian Arab Republic
  Comoros Malawi Tajikistan
  Democratic Republic of Congo Malaysia Tanzania
  Congo Maldives Thailand
  Costa Rica Mali Timor-Leste
  Côte d'Ivoire Marshall Islands Togo
  Cuba Mauritania Tokelau
  Djibouti Mauritius Tonga
  Dominica Mexico Tunisia
  Dominican Republic Micronesia Turkey
  Ecuador Moldova Turkmenistan
  Egypt Mongolia Tuvalu
  El Salvador Montenegro Uganda
  Equatorial Guinea Montserrat Ukraine
  Eritrea Morocco Uzbekistan
  Eswatini Mozambique Vanuatu
  Ethiopia Myanmar Venezuela
  Fiji Namibia Vietnam
  Gabon Nauru Wallis and Futuna
  Gambia Nepal West Bank and Gaza Strip
  Georgia Nicaragua Yemen
  Ghana Niger Zambia

Why become a member of TOPRA?

Our community is made up of thousands of regulatory affairs professionals from across the world who all enjoy the benefits of TOPRA membership.


Benefits of this membership type

Information services  
Regulatory Rapporteur - monthly journal *
Regulatory Rapporteur - online (with digital archive)
Quarterly CPD supplements with Regulatory Rapporteur
InTouch monthly member newsletter
VetMed Upate - monthly email newsletter 
MedDev Update - monthly email newsletter 
Life-Lines - fortnightly newsletter on Brexit and legal matters
Daily news feed on latest developments in pharmaceuticals (PharmaTimes)
Discounted access to MedBoard, an integrated medical device information platform
Member engagement   
SPINs - networks for members with shared professional interests
TOPRA In regional and country groups for networking and discussions
Free SPIN/TOPRA In events & webinars
Consultations from key stakeholders in regulatory affairs
Volunteering opportunities
Governance - standing or voting in TOPRA Board Elections
Career support  
Member discounts on courses & webinars 
CPD recording tool 
Careers Fair complimentary pass 
Careers advice - 1/2 hour telephone or video conference session 
Free RA careers webinar
Apprenticeship training 
Commercial services  
Discounted meeting rooms at TOPRA HQ London 


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Annual fees

  Fee in GBP (£)
Individual Member, Registered Member or Fellow
Until 31 December 2023

Individual Member - Graduate   
Until 31 December 2023
Individual Member – Emerging Markets
Until 31 December 2023

Concessionary membership*
Until 31 December 2023

Retired Member or Fellow
Until 31 December 2023

Student Member**
Until 31 December 2023


* Concessions are available for members who are unemployed, on maternity or paternity leave, or on a career break.

** Full-time student in any discipline.

Note: All subscription fees run on an annual basis from 1 January to 31 December each year. Fees are not dependent on date of joining and therefore not prorated.