Practitioners

Standards

ABTC has standards for Animal Trainer, Animal Training Instructor, Animal Behaviour Technician and Clinical Animal Behaviourist. You can download these documents below:

Download ABTC Animal Trainer Standard

Download ABTC Animal Training Instructor Standard

Download ABTC Animal Behaviour Technician Standard

Download ABTC Clinical Animal Behaviourist Standard

Download the ABTC Code of Professional Conduct 

Membership

Organisations (Practitioner, Advisory and Supporting) are members of ABTC, not individual practitioners. 

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.