CCAB Accreditation

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.

The CCAB dog and cat logo. CCABs may display this logo to signal their accreditation. Guidelines on the use of the ASAB logo are  here .

The CCAB dog and cat logo. CCABs may display this logo to signal their accreditation. Guidelines on the use of the ASAB logo are here.

Who's on the Accreditation Committee? →

View the register of certified practitioners (CCAB) →

Accreditation news

The ASAB Accreditation Committee are looking for a responsible Administrative Assistant to support the work of the Committee.

The post holder will be responsible for managing and responding to enquires which come through the ASAB Accreditation email address. The role will also involve co-ordinating and maintaining records of clinicians on the online register and organising annual renewals and CPD records. In addition, the post holder will be responsible for organising meetings of the Accreditation Committee, circulating the meeting agenda and attending meetings to take minutes. Click for more details and job description.

Deadline for submission of applications is midnight on Sunday 2nd December 2018.

Accreditation handbooks

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.

Supervised experience requirements for CCAB Accreditation

Handbook 1: Introduction to ASAB Accreditation

Handbook 2: How to become a Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist

Accreditation FAQs
CCAB Application Form
Handling assessment criteria
Level 1 Mentoring Form (updated 23.04.18)
Level 1 Supervised Experience Form Exemplar (updated 21.09.18)
Level 2 Mentoring Form (updated 23.04.18)
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
CCAB Application Form for Experienced Equine Clinicians

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