Annual membership for GTA-Ad and GTA-Ag accredited instructors only
Membership fees are £65 p.a.
CPD requirements are 40 units p.a.
Successful trainers who have completed the GTA Teachers Course will be invited to become full members of the GTA and will be entitled to use the suffix GTA-Ad (Accreditation on Dummies) or GTA-Ag (Accreditation on Game) on receipt of their annual membership subscription and their continued adherence to the GTA’s Code of Practice by means of declaration on their website and/or other relevant marketing forums.
Your GTA accreditation will help you to attract customers and give them the confidence that your knowledge, techniques and ethics are of the highest standards and are the most scientifically sound methods of animal training. This will also give you an enormous sense of personal achievement and credibility as well as potential advantage when seeking professional insurance.
Non GTA students (i.e. already practising gundog trainers) have the opportunity to apply to the GTA for membership subject to the completion of a comprehensive application form and provided they have supplied a full portfolio of evidence including completed assignments, training and teaching diaries, and that they have passed the GTA final theory exam and have taught two observed classes. The assessment criteria will be identical for external applicants as for internal applicants.
Membership is renewable annually and must be accompanied by evidence of the expected CPD requirements and feedback from at least two current students of the trainer.