Membership Grades

The Institute welcomes applications for membership from Animal Technologists, animal scientists, veterinarians and others engaged in the field of animal technology and its supporting industries. We have a range of different membership grades to meet the needs of our diverse demographic of members.

Affiliate (non-voting) Member

A grade for those with an interest in the field of animal technology.

 

This grade of membership is available to those who do not have a formal qualification in animal technology but whose interests and/or profession are closely allied to those of the IAT.

It will also apply to technicians who are studying but yet to achieve the Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Husbandry.

 
Benefits
  • Receive an IAT Membership Number

  • Access to members section of IAT Website

  • Copy of IAT Bulletin

  • Copy of Animal Technology & Welfare Journal

  • Discounted IAT CPD Courses

  • Discounted IAT Congress Registration Fee

  • Attendance of IAT Branch Meetings

  • Discounted IAT resources

  • Access to NACWO Training

Member (MIAT)

A grade for experienced and qualified animal technologists at senior level.

 

This grade recognises the achievement of those who have completed:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology

  • have a minimum of 3 years relevant experience in animal technology.

  • They must also complete the Practical Animal Handling & Health Module (if not previously completed).

 

Members of the IAT and will be entitled to use the letters MIAT after their names.

Benefits
  • Receive an IAT Membership Number

  • Voting Rights

  • Use of MIAT after name

  • Access to members section of IAT Website

  • Access to NACWO Training

  • Access to RAnTech Status

  • Copy of IAT Bulletin

  • Copy of Animal Technology & Welfare Journal

  • Discounted IAT CPD Courses

  • Discounted IAT Congress Registration Fee

  • Attendance of IAT Branch Meetings

  • Discounted IAT resources

  • Discounts from AALASL

  • Available for election to Council

Associate Member

Membership grade for technicians who have gained their first qualification

 

This grade recognises the achievement of those who have successfully completed the Level 2 Diploma in Laboratory Animal Science & Technology and have at least 1 year’s relevant experience in animal technology. 

 

They must also have completed the Practical Animal Handling & Health Module.

 

Benefits
  • Receive an IAT Membership Number

  • Access to members section of IAT Website

  • Copy of IAT Bulletin

  • Copy of Animal Technology & Welfare Journal

  • Discounted IAT CPD Courses

  • Discounted IAT Congress Registration Fee

  • Attendance of IAT Branch Meetings

  • Discounted IAT resources

  • Access to NACWO Training

Fellow (FIAT)

The top level professional membership status obtained by qualification.

 

This grade recognises those who have achieved:

  • a Bachelor’s degree (BSc) in Laboratory Animal Technology or a higher degree in animal technology

  • have at least 5 year’s relevant experience in animal technology

  • They must also complete the Practical Animal Handling & Health Module (if not previously completed).

 

Fellows of the IAT will be entitled to use the letters FIAT after their names

Benefits
  • Receive an IAT Membership Number

  • Voting Rights

  • Use of FIAT after name

  • Access to members section of IAT Website

  • Access to NACWO Training

  • Access to RAnTech Status

  • Copy of IAT Bulletin

  • Copy of Animal Technology & Welfare Journal

  • Discounted IAT CPD Courses

  • Discounted IAT Congress Registration Fee

  • Attendance of IAT Branch Meetings

  • Discounted IAT resources

  • Discounts from AALASL

  • Available for election to Council

A retired members rate is available to those who wish to claim it.  Please see the IAT Pricing Document for details.

Practical Animal Handling & Health Unit

This stand-alone practical unit is for persons who wish to apply for election as a Member or Fellow of the Institute of Animal Technology.

 

The Practical Animal Handling & Health Unit is a practical assessment of a candidate’s ability to demonstrate the practical skills they have gained in the workplace and of their wider expertise in the skills of animal handling and restraint, sexing, and health checking.

Registered Animal Technologists

The Register of Animal Technologists (RAnTech) demonstrates to the public, to employers and to the regulatory authorities the high ethical standards and qualification of career animal technologists.

 

Individuals are included on the Register who by qualification, experience and personal conduct are considered suitable to promote a culture of care and hold posts of great responsibility in laboratory animal facilities.

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