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 Standards

Download ABTC Animal Training Instructor Standards

Download ABTC Animal Behaviour Technician Standards

Download ABTC Clinical Animal Behaviourist Standards

Download the ABTC Code of Professional Conduct 


Organisations (Practitioner, Advisory and Supporting) are members of ABTC. 

If you are an assessed Practitioner of one of the Practitioner Organisation Members that 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 each year.