APATAP Membership

Membership of APATAP is available to those who, within their professional duties conduct threat assessments, stalking risk assessments and violence risks assessments, or are conducting research into these areas. Membership is also open to those providing legal services or counsel, mental health care, or security management of related cases.

Membership Benefits

Join now and receive immediate access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Access to free APATAP member webinars and events
  • Linkage with a global network of threat assessment professionals with reciprocal membership to all the TAPS (Canada, Europe and the United States)
  • Reduced conference fees to all APATAP conferences and events, and all international TAP conferences, providing fantastic global networking opportunities
  • Access to the Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, the official journal of the International TAPs. The JTAM is published by the American Psychological Association and is a forum for scholarly dialogue regarding the most important emerging issues in the field of violence risk assessment.
  • Exclusive access to the members-only section of the website which includes an Intelligence newsletter, all presentation slides of previous conferences and the latest news on events and literature relevant to the field.
  • Leadership opportunities: All current members who have an interest in developing their own careers and promoting the aims of the Association have the opportunity to put themselves forward to become a voted member of the Executive and General committees. These opportunities are extended to members prior to the Annual General Meeting.

Membership Categories

Membership can be obtained at two distinct levels.

Affiliate membership can be granted to those who have applied for membership without the endorsement of existing members. This grade of membership is encouraged for students and those new to the field who are seeking to further their knowledge and establish professional connections within the threat management field.

Professionals, clinicians, researchers or academics must provide at least one professional referee to attest their work in behavioural risk or threat assessment.

Students and new graduates wishing to join APATAP should provide a written reference and contact details from their university or academic staff to confirm their interest in threat assessment and management.

General membership require nomination by two existing members, who are general members or above, and approval by the APATAP Committee.

Concession membership is also available for verified full-time students and concession card holders.


To become an APATAP member, select the membership level below and follow the prompts.

Please note that there is a one-off processing fee of AUD$110 for new member registrations.  

For existing members (pre-2021), the membership period runs from 1 July – 1 July. For all new applications, your membership will last for 12-month from the approval date. You will receive reminders when your membership is due for renewal before your credit card is charged.

Once your membership application has been approved, you will receive a welcome email from the Membership Director.

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