The APA has the following categories of membership:

Full membership is available to fully qualified Ayurvedic doctors with a minimum of BAMS or equivalent degree, and to fully qualified Ayurvedic practitioners with a degree qualification or equivalent in Ayurvedic medicine. All full members are required to be resident in the UK or the EU, have completed a minimum of 500 hours of clinical internship at an APA approved college or university hospital, have valid professional indemnity insurance and to abide by the APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as well as the mandatory continuing professional development (CPD) policy of the APA.

Therapist membership is available for:

  • Ayurvedic doctors from abroad who are in the UK with a student visa, or equivalent short-term visa that is without work permit or with a work permit that only allows a limited number of hours of work per week
  • Persons that are resident in the UK and meet the APA Therapist Criteria.

Student membership is open to all undergraduate students of validated Ayurvedic degree/diploma courses in the UK that are recognised by the APA.

Joining the APA

To join the APA, full member applicants, please CHECK THE ELIGIBILITY REVIEW document and therapist member applicants, please CHECK THE THERAPIST ENTRANCE CRITERIA.  Then download the application form below and ensure when returning your form that it is accompanied by all the relevant documents as detailed on page 1 of the form. If you have any queries regarding this information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please read the APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct before signing your application form.

The APA membership year begins in January. Those joining later in the year pay a reduced fee for the remaining months of that year. Please see the current Membership Fees document below for more details.

Membership Documents

Download APA Membership Application Form

Download Membership Information and Fees

Download Membership Eligibility Review

Download Therapist Entrance Criteria UPDATED for new members from January 2015

Download Level 5 Educational Standards Information Document

Download APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - Practitioners

Download APA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct - Therapists

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