Criteria: An associate who holds a private exotic animal collection (definition of what constitutes a private animal collection and what does not is at the discretion of the Membership & Licensing Committee, but the collection would not be open to the pubic for seven days and therefore would not require a zoo licence).
Application must be supported by two sponsors, both of whom have to be bona fide representatives of full Members (but not from the same collection); and subject to approval following an inspection of the private animal collection which must take place within 12 months of application. To organise one of these inspections, please contact the BIAZA office at [email protected]. Inspections thereafter will take place every six years.
All applications for associateship have to be approved by the Membership & Licensing Committee and Council. All applicants must agree to abide by the obligations of BIAZA. Please note that associates, regardless of which category they belong to, have no voting rights.
Benefits of membership: BIAZA News, access to the member area of the website and available and wanted section, other information of possible interest, opportunity to use BIAZA logo on notepaper, invitation to attend the Annual Conference and AGM and receipt of all paperwork (i.e. Annual Report etc.) Click here for more benefits.
Cost: The 2016 rate is £156 + 20% VAT (£31.20) = £187.20, payable after inspection, assuming the inspection is successful. The inspection for accreditation is gratis with the inspector volunteering their time free of charge and only charging for travelling and subsistence. Rates for associateship are subject to inflation as per full membership. VAT is added to all rates. Rates are charged per calendar year. Please note that for the year of joining, the rate for the remainder of the calendar year is charged.
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Additional information about the inspection process
Additional information about submitting an animal inventory