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Applications are welcome from Accrediting Bodies wishing to join.

Organisations wishing to join the ABA should carefully review the Code of Practice paying particular attention to the constitution and criteria for membership.

Organisations who are satisfied that they are able to meet the criteria contained within this document

should contact the appointed body in writing at:

TBC

The appointed body will make all members of the ABA aware of the application via email and will arrange to conduct an audit with the applicant organisation to establish compliance with the constitution and criteria for membership.

If the applicant organisation is compliant with the criteria, provisional membership of the ABA shall commence immediately upon completion of the audit. Provisional Membership will remain in place (for approximately 6 months) until the auditor has re-visited to confirm continued compliance with criteria. Once this has been confirmed full membership will be granted.

If the applicant is not fully compliant they will be given a reasonable timeframe (as dictated by the auditor) to become compliant. Once the applicant organisation feels they are compliant they should contact the appointed body. The body will then take appropriate steps to ensure compliance and if confirmed as compliant, provisional membership of the ABA shall commence immediately upon completion of the audit. Provisional Membership will remain in place (for approximately 6 months) until the auditor has re-visited to confirm continued compliance with criteria. Once this has been confirmed full membership will be granted.

Applicant organisations who are dissatisfied with the auditors at any point should refer to the appeals procedure contained within this document.

Please note all members/applicants are responsible for paying all of their own auditing fees, in full, direct to the auditors.