Academic Member Application

The Academic Member category is a non-practising category within the APBC.  We recognise these members for their contribution to the field of animal behaviour either through research or their position within a teaching institution.  We appreciate that some Academic members may still see a small number of behaviour cases/clients on occasion but this is on the understanding that such cases would not fall under the jurisdiction of the APBC, its code of conduct for practitioners nor its  complaints procedure.  This must be made clear to clients and in any advertising of behavioural services. Furthermore, Academic members cannot take part in the APBC practitioner insurance scheme.

Please read the APBC’s Code of Conduct and be sure you agree before continuing. CLICK HERE

To apply for Academic Membership you will need to supply a digital copy of the following with the form below:

  • Proof of academic position and / or Copy of a recent Research Paper (published in last 5 years).
  • Proof of Your Higher Level qualifications

(Please note that we follow UK education guidelines, namely that a lecturer/teacher should hold a relevant qualification that is at least one level higher than the qualification to be attained by their students. This means that someone teaching at Degree level should have a MSc or higher qualification, if teaching at Further Education should hold at least a degree).

Please send any queries via email to:

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    Please DO NOT send payment until your membership application has been approved. We will Invoice you the £70 for academic membership.

    Once we have received your complete application, it will be taken to the next membership committee meeting. This committee meets monthly. So please be aware that, depending on when you submit, it may be 4-5 weeks before you are notified as to the success or otherwise of your application. If you are not successful, we will advise you of what you need to do to become a successful candidate.


    Privacy Note

    Privacy Notice The Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors (APBC) is collecting your data in order to fulfil its contractual obligations to you by providing a professional membership service. By providing your personal data you are giving consent to the APBC to:

    Store your name, email address, phone number(s), address, and personal documentation such as academic certificates and transcripts, and your Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) documents in a secure filing cabinet and office, as well as in electronic form on the APBC computer, Microsoft Cloud and APBC secure website. For the sole purposes of contacting you by email, telephone and by post to deliver information relevant to your APBC membership as per the APBC’s contractual obligation to fulfil your membership of the APBC and to share information about APBC activities. You may terminate your membership or opt out of receiving information about APBC activities at any time. Upon the termination of your membership all your personal details will be deleted/destroyed within 28 days.

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