Membership to the ABDO


ABDO - Membership


Application guidelines for organisational members 


Membership to the ABDO is open to anyone with an interest in Behavioural Analysis/Detection and who is committed to the objectives of the ABDO.


ABDO consists of full, associate and affiliate members. 



Full Membership


Full membership status will be granted to those who have successfully completed an ABDO approved Behavioural Detection/Analysis course and has been employed as a BDO for a minimum of two years.


Associate Membership


Associate membership will be granted to those who have successfully completed an ABDO approved Behavioural Detection/Analysis course and has been employed as a BDO for less than two years. Once they have been employed for over two years as a BDO they can then apply for full membership status.


Affiliate Membership 


Affiliate membership may be granted to any person who is not eligible for Full or Associate membership at the discretion of the management board. Those considered suitable for affiliate membership will include anyone having a BDO role at football grounds, Concert halls or any other venues or events whether in the UK or oversea’s. This will include having a direct role such as employment at a venue or event or anyone indirectly involved such as in Government, a sports regulatory capacity, the emergency services, spectator representative or safety organisations. Examples would include the Football Association, the Premier League, the Sports Ground Safety Authority, the Rugby League, English Cricket and Officers of Local Authorities with responsibility for safety at sports venues as well as any other organisations that have a common interest in safety at venues. Others considered suitable will include: Retired members, Honorary members oversea’s members The membership fee for affiliated members will be equal to the full membership fee unless otherwise specified by the management board.