We provide several types of membership to include behaviourists at any stage of their career. Whether you are just starting out with your studies or you have been practising for years – we provide support and guidance for all our membership types.
Student membership is open to those who are not practising and are currently in the process of achieving a qualification relevant to animal behaviour at FHEQ Level 4 or above, with the intention of becoming an Animal Behaviour Technician or Clinical Animal Behaviourist.
Please note: the APBC does not support student members seeing behaviour cases.
Provisional membership is open to those who have had their Knowledge and Understanding (theoretical understanding) assessed against the ABTC Standards for ABT or CAB. This can be demonstrated via the ABTC APEL process or by completing an ABTC recognised course to an appropriate level. Provisional members are able to conduct behaviour consultations but have not yet achieved the requisite experience to become Full members.
Full membership is open to those who have had both their Knowledge and Understanding (theoretical understanding) and Performance Criteria (practical skills) assessed against the ABTC Standards for ABT or CAB.
Academic membership is open to those who are recognised for their contribution to the field of animal behaviour either through research or their positions within a teaching institution or other relevant organisation. Some Academic members may still see a small number of cases/clients on occasion.
Still Not Sure Which Membership Type Applies To You?
Our handy flowchart will help point you in the direction of the next step that is most appropriate for your current situation.