Membership

MEMBERSHIP

The only members of the Institute are the existing governors and directors, all other ‘members’ are members of the Membership Register.

Benefits

Anyone registered on the Supporters Register or the Course Register or the Professional Register will receive a discount on ANY course that the Institute offers (except Security assessments and Security Courses run independently by our Assessors); the Journal and any Newsletters issued by the Institute; invites to attend any events that we may organise.

Supporters Register

This Register is for anyone who has an interest in dogs; who enjoys training their dog; who may be interested in becoming an Instructor; who may have attended our week-long Instructors Course but did not achieve a Certificate.

For further information regarding the Supporters Register please contact the Course Registrar direct whose details can be found on the Contact Us page.

Course Members

Anyone who completes the Instructor’s Course and gains a certificate at any of the four levels offered can apply for inclusion on the Membership Register.

Those gaining a Second Grade (Assistant Instructor) or a First Grade will be offered the opportunity to apply for Affiliation (no letters allowed after your name), those gaining a Graduate Certificate will be offered the opportunity to apply for Associate Membership ( ABIPDT) and those gaining an Advance Certificate will be offered the opportunity to apply for Membership (MBIPDT).

Professional Members

Those employed full-time in a professional capacity (police officers, service personnel, etc.) can apply for inclusion on the Membership Register.  Professional Membership (of the Register) comes at two levels: Associate and Full.

For further information regarding either Course Membership or Professional Membership, please contact the Membership Registrar direct whose details can be found on the Contact Us page.

Code of Conduct

All members are deemed to have agreed to the minimum code of conduct. Click here to read the Code of Conduct.

Club Membership

This is only of benefit to those clubs (not individuals) who offer the National Pet Code and/or National Code Agility to their members. They can then purchase the appropriate National Code paperwork at a reduced price.

For further information regarding club membership, the National Pet Code or the National Code Agility, please contact the National Code Registrar direct, whose details can be found on the Contact Us page.