Become a Member

Membership is open to those with an interest in Behaviour Analysis in Ireland. If you would like to join DBA, please feel free to contact us with any questions or queries. An application form can be downloaded here. Members are reminded that they need to manually pay their dues annually as the membership fee is not paid by direct debit.

The following is an extract from the DBA’s Rules document:

3. MEMBERSHIP

3.1 Membership of the Division is open only to members of the Society. There are two categories of
membership of the Division; these are as follows:

3.2 Full Membership

An applicant for full membership must fulfil one of the following conditions:
(a) Hold a postgraduate professional qualification in Behaviour Analysis recognised by the Division Committee

Or

(b) Have such training and/or experience as may be regarded by the Division Committee as
equivalent to 3.2 (a) above;

3.3 Application for membership of the Division is made to the Division Committee.

3.4 An application for membership of the Division shall be signed by two members of the Division who may be required to attest to the applicant’s suitability for Division membership.

3.5 The Division Committee shall elect to membership of the Division such applicants as it deems eligible and suitable.

3.6 The Division Secretary shall notify the Honorary Secretary of the Society of the names of those elected to membership of the Division.

3.7 The Division Secretary shall inform the applicant of the result of her/his application.

3.8 When an application for membership of the Division has been refused the applicant may appeal to the Council against the decision within three months. It will be the duty of the Division Secretary to inform an applicant of this right.

3.9 When an applicant exercises the right of appeal to Council, the decision of Council will be final.

3.10 Affiliate Membership

3.11 Affiliate membership of the Division is open to graduate members or other subscribers of the
Society who fulfil one of the following conditions:

(a) be a student on a BACB approved postgraduate professional training course in Behaviour Analysis ; or

(b) be a student on a postgraduate professional training course in Behaviour Analysis as
may be regarded by the Division Committee as equivalent to 3.11 (a) above.

(c) be working in an area of Behaviour Analysis recognised for this purpose by the Division Committee; or

(d) be engaged in an area of work related to Behaviour Analysis recognised for this
purpose by the Division Committee.

3.12 Application for Affiliate membership shall be made to the Division Committee.

3.13 Affiliates of the Division are not entitled to hold office or to vote.

3.14 The Division Secretary shall keep a register of full members and affiliates.