Members

Persons who hold either -

(A) an appointment as Public Analyst, or
(B) an appointment as Official Agricultural Analyst or Deputy Official Agricultural Analyst, together with a professional qualification which in the opinion of the Council is equivalent to that required by a Public Analyst, or
(C) in the case of a person employed outside Great Britain and Northern Ireland, an appointment and professional qualifications which in the opinion of the Council are equivalent to those of a Public Analyst.

Every application for membership shall be considered by the Council who shall have power at their absolute discretion to accept, suspend or reject any application.

Application form for full membership of the Association (PDF)
Memorandum & Articles of Association (PDF)
Subscriptions for 2017 (PDF)

Associate Members

Persons who are employed in one of the following roles:

(i) a scientific capacity in the laboratories of any of the classes of persons mentioned in (A), (B) or (C) above.
(ii) a scientific capacity in other Official Control Laboratories or National Reference Laboratories.
(iii) a managerial capacity either in, or with responsibility for, the laboratories of any of the classes of persons mentioned in (A), (B) or (C) above.

Associates in (i) and (ii) above will generally be qualified to degree level or higher in a science subject relevant to their employment.

If for any reason whatsoever an Associate ceases to be so employed, then at the expiration of one month thereafter he shall cease to be an Associate of the Association unless the Council in its sole discretion otherwise determines.

Associates in categories (i) and (iii) must be recommended by a Member of the Association. Affiliates and Associates in category (ii) must be recommended either by a Member of the Association or a senior person from within the applicant’s laboratory.

Every application for Associate shall be considered by the Council who shall have power to accept or reject any application.

Application form for Associate membership of the Association (PDF)
Memorandum & Articles of Association (PDF)
Subscriptions for 2017 (PDF)

Affiliate Members

Persons who are employed in a scientific capacity whether in laboratories which undertakes testing in the areas which Public Analyst laboratories operate such as food, feedingstuffs, fertilisers, water, etc though other fields will be considered.

They should generally be qualified to degree level or higher in science and have a number of years practical laboratory experience and still be a practising analyst. Persons with lower qualifications will be considered but will be required to be able to demonstrate a substantive practical and theoretical knowledge at a high level.

If for any reason whatsoever an Affiliate ceases to be so employed, then at the expiration of one month thereafter they shall cease to be an Affiliate Member of the Association.

Affiliates must be recommended either by a Member of the Association or a senior person from within the applicant’s laboratory. Every application for Affiliate shall be considered by the Council who shall have power to accept or reject any application.

Such Affiliates shall have no right to attend business meetings of the Association.

Applications for Affiliate membership should be made on the same form as for Associate Membership. Reference should also be made to the accompanying Subscription rates notice and to the Memorandum & Articles of Association.