ASAB recognises that there is a need for professional advice about the behavioural problems of animals. The ASAB Accreditation Committee runs a certification scheme so that pet-owners, veterinary surgeons, and others who work with animals are able to seek advice from properly qualified Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourists (CCABs).
The committee consists of ASAB members, and representatives of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, the British Psychological Society, and the International Society for Applied Ethology.
Here are a set of handbooks that include guidance on how to become a Certified Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB), and information for current CCABs and course providers. Each handbook is listed with its associated forms.
Handbook 2: How to become a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist
CCAB Application Form
Handling assessment criteria
Level 1 Mentoring Form
Level 2 Mentoring Form
Pre Cert Application Form accredited courses
Pre Cert Application Form
Guidance notes for completion of mentoring forms
Guidance notes for completion of long case histories
Handbook 3: Information for CCABs
Information for yearly and five year renewal
CCAB dog and cat logo
Form A annual and 5 year renewal
Form B CPD categories
Form C CPD activity review form
Form D 5 year review - annual CPD form
Form E five yearly review of clinical work over the last year
Handbook 4: Information for course providers
Application for validation of teaching and training programmes
Template for mapping ASAB criteria against course learning
Template for mapping unit learning outcomes against ASAB