Provisional Member Application

Provisional Membership is available for those who have achieved relevant academic accreditation FHEC Level 5 (ABT LEVEL) or 6 (CAB LEVEL). Provisional Members are also able to conduct behaviour consultations but have not yet achieved the requisite experience to become Full Members. Provisional Members are required to undertake a minimum of 30 hours a year of continued professional development , CLICK HERE for more details.

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

Before you can apply for Provisional Animal Behaviour Technician (ABT) or Provisional Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CAB), please check if your course is on the list of ABTC recognised courses. LIST OF ACCREDITED COURSES (CLICK HERE)

We can also accept those who have completed the University of Southampton PG Diploma/MSc in Companion Animal Behaviour Counselling and people who have an ASAB CCAB pre-certification.

If your course is listed have a digital copy of your Degree Certificate/ ASAB certificate ready. Please click the link below to open an email window. Fill in the Questions (Current APBC status, Profession, Name, Full Address, Phone number and that you agree to the terms) in that window along with attaching your proof:

Click Here to apply for Provisional Membership. (OPENS UP IN the EMAIL CLIENT On your device such as outlook or thunderbird)


If your course is not listed please you will need to go through the APEL Process and you can find further details Here

Click here to apply for Provisional Membership (with a non accredited course). (OPENS UP IN the EMAIL CLIENT On your device such as outlook or thunderbird)

APEL is the way of showing that you have met the required Knowledge and Understanding requirements for Animal Behaviour Technician and Clinical Animal Behaviourist. These can be found here Here

Various degrees or other courses may meet part or all of the requirements in terms of both content and level of study. For example, you may have studied Psychology, Counselling, Veterinary Science, Veterinary Nursing, Animal Management or some other subject. You may also have attended various CPD (continuing professional development) or have work / leisure experience that is relevant. The APEL Guidance notes will provide further information.

Please send any queries via email to:

Please DO NOT send payment until your membership application has been approved. We will Invoice you the £95 for provisional membership.

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.