Become a Member of the BPSCA

Who can Apply?

Full Membership is open to serving or retired dog handlers from dog sections of HM Armed Forces, HM Prison Service, Home Office Police Forces (, National Fire Service, UK Border Force, and in the case of retired officers any organisation preceding those listed.  Full Members may apply to serve on the BPSCA Committee after a period of 2 years as a member.

The Association also encourages applications for Associate Membership to professional civilian dog handlers, those involved with dog training clubs, or similar professional bodies which have been approved or are recognised by the Association. Associate Members may apply to serve on the BSPCA Committee after a period of 2 years as a member, and if elected will enjoy full voting rights whilst serving in that capacity.

Membership to the BPSCA, for all applicants, is subject to approval by the Association Committee.

Application Policy:

Applicants are required to make themselves familiar with the BPSCA Constitution before applying. Applications are vetted and those found to be in difference with the aims and objectives of the Association are unlikely to be successful. Applicants should pay particular attention to the Association’s policy on the use of electric collars, and, prong or pinch collars. The Association is not obliged to inform an applicant as to the reasons why their application was unsuccessful.

How to Apply:

Applicants are to send details using the appropriate form – Full Membership for serving and ex service dog handlers, Associate Membership for all other applicants. Your application will be presented to the Committee and on approval you will be invited to submit a full application. The issuing of membership is subject to applicants agreeing to be bound by the BPSCA Constitution, and in doing so, uphold the objectives of the Association. Applicants are to allow 14 days for the Membership Secretary to receive applications.


Current Prices for Membership (as of the 1st of October 2015):

  • Full Member (UK) (1 Year) – £20.00
  • Full Member (UK) (4 Years) – £60.00
  • Associate Member (UK) (1 Year) – £20.00
  • Associate Member (UK) (4 Years) – £60.00
  • Overseas Member (Associate) (1 Year) – EU £25.00, USA & Canada £25.00, Australia & New Zealand £30.00, all other countries prices provided on application.

For membership enquiries please contact the Membership Secretary at

Important Notice

Applicants please note that new membership applications are not currently being accepted pending review of Association Membership criteria.  Existing members seeking renewal are to contact the Membership Secretary who will advise on renewal procedures.