The PDTI Grading System Explained

On joining the PDTI all members are classified as Supporters. Supporters may wish to take advantage of our grading system which awards points under five categories:

  • PDTI Involvement
  • Instructing Awards
  • Instructing Experience
  • Dog Ownership and Handling Skills
  • Theory Certificates

Membership Grades on offer are:

  • Affiliate (post-nominal letters are not permitted for this grade)
  • Associate (APDTI)
  • Licentiate (LPDTI)
  • Professional (PPDTI)
  • Fellow (FPDTI)

'Adv' following post-nominal letters indicate practical achievement of the PDTI Advanced Instructing Skills Award

See our Membership Leaflet for more details.