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THE ISCP ASSOCIATION OF CANINE PROFESSIONALS

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Who are the ISCP Alumni?

The ISCP Alumni are members of the Association of Canine Professionals (ACP). This is the accrediting arm of the ISCP, created to ensure that our members’ high standards continue after they have graduated from our courses. The ISCP has set up The Association of Canine Professionals for ISCP graduates who have achieved a merit or distinction on completion of their studies. These graduates can apply to become ISCP Alumni.

 

What is our purpose?

We have created the ACP for four reasons.

  1. To ensure as much as possible that graduates adhere to our high standards and ethos.

  2. To give further opportunities for ACP members to continue to expand on their education and experience in order to provide the best possible service to their clients.

  3. To prepare Alumni to apply for membership of reputable accrediting bodies.

  4. To offer opportunities for mentoring, coaching and support.
     

Benefits of ACP membership

  • Practitioners’ membership logo, Alumni logo, and INTODogs/Alumni logo

  • Ongoing support and mentoring, including case study interactive webinars/meetings

  • ISCP Alumni Provisional Membership of The Association of INTODogs

  • Alumni members pay £15 instead of £25 for lifetime Alumni Provisional membership of INTODogs. This will be included in successful Alumni applicants’ first year fee

  • A 20% discount on all ISCP courses and events

  • A private ACP Facebook group

  • A listing on the ACP Alumni page on the ISCP website
     

Who can join?

  • You must have gained a merit or distinction in the ISCP course you have completed. Graduates prior to September 2018 whose final thesis gained tutor feedback equivalent to a merit or distinction can contact secretary@theiscp.com to enquire about applying

  • Graduates of all our Diploma courses and the Advanced Diploma in Canine Behaviour course who are demonstrating an exemplary standard of work and commitment to reward-based work with dogs in their chosen field can apply to join, providing you have a minimum grade of a merit

  • Acceptance is at the discretion of the Alumni Committee

 

Conditions of membership

Members must:

  • Adhere to and uphold the ISCP standards and ethos

  • Provide evidence of at least 40 hours annual CPD. This can include webinars, events, and books

  • Membership is renewable annually
     

What is the application process?

  • The first step is to download the application form on this page.

  • Your completed form and a short video should be sent to iscp.alumni@gmail.com and will be assessed by our Alumni Committee

  • The Committee will review your application and respond to you. Applications are reviewed once a month, so please be patient.
     

What is the membership fee?

Annual membership for all members is £52 per annum. This begins on 1st January each year, plus a one-off payment of £15 for ISCP Alumni Provisional Membership of INTODogs, and membership of ICAN: International Companion Animal Network for the first year. Members joining later in the year will pay a pro rata membership fee.