NOTE: Between now and end of April 2014, we are performing significant changes and upgrades to the APDT membership levels, benefits, and C.L.A.S.S., as well as a major overhaul to the apdt.com web site and Trainer Search. If you have any questions regarding any of these changes, please contact the APDT office at firstname.lastname@example.org. While the modifications are being implemented as quickly as possible, you may still see some outdated pages from time to time during this crossover period. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Professional Premium Members – This membership category corresponds to the current Professional level membership category. It is meant for the same types of individuals in the Professional membership category, but provides additional benefits, services and discounts for members who want to increase their service level from the association. These benefits include ability to become a C.L.A.S.S. Evaluator by taking the tests online without paying an additional fee; the ability to register one week earlier than other members for the annual conference; a higher rate of discounts for a variety of APDT programs, and additional features on the trainer search, as well as a highlighted trainer listing. $160/year
Professional Members – This membership category corresponds to the current Full Membership category. This category is designed for members who are full and part-time trainers and behavior consultants who work for income or as volunteers. These members teach group classes, do private consults, and may work in a shelter, veterinary or other training setting such as service dog, animal assisted intervention, working dog, and sports dog training, to name a few. $110/year
Supporting Members – This membership category corresponds to the current Associate Membership category. This membership category is for those who are interested in learning about training and behavior, but who are not trainers. Supporting members would include vendors, allied professionals, veterinary students, veterinary technicians, veterinarians, students and apprentices, groomers, daycare/boarding play group monitors, pet sitters, and shelter workers. $100/year