Professional Membership

Professional Membership

Full Professional Membership (FPM) of the BDA is available to those who hold  AMBDA and/or ATS/APS or a qualification recognised by the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee (SASC) in the teaching and assessing of people with Specific Learning Difficulties. 

BDA Professional Membership subscriptions are tax deductible as from 6th April 2017 and appear on HMRC's Professional Bodies Approved for Tax Relief (list 3)

 

Professional Membership is a condition of holding an Assessment Practising Certificate (APC) and/or Teaching Practising Certificate (TPC) and must be in place for the duration of the certificate, Practising Certificates are invalid if Full Professional Membership lapses. Professional Members are expected to adhere to the B.D.A Code of Ethics and Conduct

The benefits of Professional Membership are:

  • Professional Indemnity insurance at Members' rate through the Alan Boswell Group
  • Discount on BDA conferences
  • Discount on BDA open training courses         
  • Members' rate on The Dyslexia Journal
  • BDA Contact magazine, 3 times a year
  • BDA E-newsletter
  • Invitation to BDA Annual General Meeting
  • Invitation to BDA Members Day
  • Consultation on key policy issues (via elected representative)
  • Membership of a Local Dyslexia Association (subject to individual  LDA agreement)

Professional Membership is £68 per year, paid annually by direct debit.

Download the Professional Membership form

Affiliate Professional Membership 

Affiliate Professional Membership (APM) of the B.D.A. is available to members of allied SpLD professions such as Educational, Clinical and Chartered Psychologists; Speech and Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists who do not hold AMBDA, ATS/APS, APC or their equivalents.Affiliate Professional Members are expected to adhere to the B.D.A. Code of Ethics and Conduct.

The benefits of Affilliate Professional Membership are

  • Discount on BDA conferences
  • Discount on BDA open training courses         
  • Members' rate on The Dyslexia Journal
  • BDA's Contact magazine, 3 times a year
  • BDA E-newsletter
  • Invitation to BDA Annual General Meeting
  • Invitation to BDA Members Day
  • Consultation on key policy issues (via elected representative)
  • Membership of a Local Dyslexia Association (subject to individual LDA      agreement)

Affiliate Professional Membership is £58 per year, paid annually by direct debit

Download the Professional membership Form

Download the Professional Membership - Renewal form

Student Professional Membership

Student Professional Membership (SPM) of the B.D.A. is for Post-Graduate students registered on a course leading to a specialist qualification approved by the B.D.A. Accreditation Board in teaching or assessing of people with Dyslexia/SpLD. This membership is available for a period of 2 years whilst studying on a qualifying SpLD course. Students can upgrade to Full Professional Membership once they have gained their AMBDA, ATS/APS or APC

The benefits of Student Professional Membership are:.         

  • Members' rate on The Dyslexia Journal
  • BDA's Contact magazine, 3 times a year
  • BDA E-newsletter
  • Invitation to the BDA Members Day
  • Consultation on key policy issues (via elected representative)
  • Membership of a Local Dyslexia Association (subject to individual LDA  agreement)

Student Professional Membership is £25 per year, paid annually by direct debit

Download the Professional Membership Form

Overseas Applicants

All Professional Memberships are open to overseas applicants, please add £15 to the cost of the membership you require.

Contact Us

Professional Membership is administered by Accreditation, BDA, 6a Old Bracknell Lane, Bracknell RG12 7BW

E: accreditation@bdadyslexia.org.uk