Becoming a Member

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Click here for Membership Application Form

 

FULL MEMBERSHIP

Requirements for full membership:

The criterion for full membership is through certification as a Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) as granted by the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

 

Annual UK Membership fee of £220

New members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £160

Annual Overseas Membership fee of £165/€245/$325 New members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £110/€165/$215

 

PROVISIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Requirements for provisional membership:

Provisional membership is available for those who wish to progress in the CCAB scheme. Who have achieved specific academic accreditation to degree level or higher and are able to conduct behaviour consultations but have not yet achieved the requisite experience to become Full Members.

The APBC invites applications from individuals with a degree (level 6) or above that have specialised in companion animal behaviour. Individuals with a degree in psychology, biology, vet nursing, vet science, animal management, non-companion animal behaviour, zoology, equine science will need to demonstrate that their course included sufficient companion animal behaviour units or that they have obtained additional units in companion animal behaviour at degree level (level 6) or above.

“Academic accreditation to degree level or higher” means 120 CATS points or equivalent at FHEQ Level 6 or above. An explanation of FHEQ can be found here 

Provisional Membership compliments those individuals under the ASAB CCAB scheme undertaking supervised experience.

Provisional members will need to fulfil the CCAB criteria to become a full APBC member.

 

Annual fee of £110

New members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £80.

If you are a student member upgrading to provisional membership, here is the form.

 

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Requirements for Student membership:

Student membership is available for those who are in the process of achieving a specific qualification starting at FHEQ level 4 or above (to include companion animal behaviour. Students must note that to progress to provisional and full membership will require accreditation at FHEQ Level 6 or above (Hons Degree or equivalent). Those studying courses that qualify them below this level will need to top up that qualification. An explanation of FHEQ can be found here

The APBC does not support student members seeing behaviour cases, as they have not completed academic training to the required standard and therefore do not have sufficient knowledge to ensure efficacy, animal welfare standards and due care of the owners seeking help. However, student members are encouraged to undertake level 1 of supervised experience: www.asab.org/ccab

Note – New student members must be aware that in order to become a Full Member of the APBC in the future they must first become a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist with ASAB. This involves meeting the academic requirements and then completing supervised experience. The APBC can support you through this process. Student Membership can be held for up to a period of eight years before progression to provisional membership.

Annual fee of £60.

New members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £40.

Note: Student Membership applications must be signed by Head of Department and stamped.

 

ACADEMIC MEMBERSHIP

Requirements for Academic membership:

Academic Membership is open for those not in practice, but who are involved in research in Companion Animal Behaviour. Entry level is a minimum of MSc. Individuals are required to submit a research paper they have published in a relevant animal behaviour peer-reviewed journal or provide confirmation of their position in a research department with their application.

Annual fee of £60.

New members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £40. 

RETIREMENT MEMBERSHIP

Requirements for Retirement Membership:

Retirement membership is available to all Full and Provisional members who have retired from clinical practise, but who wish to continue their support and remain involved with the APBC.

Annual fee of £60. 

Newly retired members, and those paying their fee within one calendar month of date of membership renewal, will receive a discount, reducing the fee to £40. 

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