ABTC has standards for Animal Trainer, Animal Training Instructor, Animal Behaviour Technician, Clinical Animal Behaviourist and Expert Witness
Practitioners who are on the ABTC Register may use one of the the following post nominals
ABTC-AT for a practitioner on the Animal Trainer register
ABTC-ATI for a practitioner on the Animal Training Instructor register
ABTC-ABT for a practitioner on the Animal Behaviour Technician register
ABTC-AAB for a practitioner on the Accredited Animal Behaviourist register
ABTC-CAB for a practitioner on the Clinical Animal Behaviourist register
ABTC-VB for a practitioner on the Veterinary Behaviourist register
You will find more information in the ‘FAQs for Practitioners’
Download the ABTC Code of Professional Conduct
Information for AAB, CAB and VB regarding Veterinary referrals
Information for Veterinary professionals regarding referrals to AAB, CAB and VBs
If you would like to be placed on the ABTC practitioner register, you need to be a full member of one of the Practitioner Organisations . You can see which roles they are able to register next to their names AT (Animal Trainer), ATI (Animal Training Instructor), ABT (Animal Behaviour Technician) and CAB (Clinical Animal Behaviourist).
If you are an assessed practitioner of one of the Practitioner Organisation Members then you can ask – via your admin/office – to join the appropriate ABTC register. There is an annual fee for entry on the register.
Acceptance on the register lets clients/professionals know that your organisation has assessed you to the appropriate ABTC standard (listed above).
Continuing Professional Development
Members of ABTC Practitioner Organisations are expected to continue learning to keep up to date with developments and increase their knowledge. This CPD has to be declared to your Practitioner Organisation each year. ABTC audits these returns.