Disciplinary processes and tribunals

AAT investigates complaints and misconduct allegations against our members in our mission to protect the public from malpractice, maintain confidence in the profession and uphold high standards of professional and ethical behaviour from members of AAT. Depending on the circumstances, we may resolve these complaints informally or take disciplinary action.

Our Investigations team investigates the complaints we receive in accordance with the Professional Standards Handbook, which is available on request.

The AAT Glossary (PDF) provides definitions for the terms used in AAT's policies, regulations and guidance.

The complaints and disciplinary process

Make a complaint about an AAT member

Decisions and appeals

  • Publication policy (PDF): AAT publishes disciplinary outcomes, licensing decisions and information about its disciplinary or licensing procedures concerning members. The Publication policy governs this process.
  • Appeals Regulations (PDF): detail how AAT members or applicants may appeal a decision of the membership assessor, Investigations team or disciplinary tribunal.

Disciplinary tribunals and appeals hearings

Disciplinary cases may be referred to a disciplinary tribunal for a formal hearing. Disciplinary tribunal hearings are held in public and the following details will be published seven days before the hearing:

  • the member’s name
  • the allegation
  • the date, time and place of the hearing.

Anyone wishing to attend the hearing must contact the Professional Standards team in order to book a place. Telephone +44 (0)20 7397 3008 or email aatstandards@aat.org.uk.

Upcoming tribunals

There are no tribunals upcoming.

See the active sanctions on AAT members
See the active sanctions on AAT members

See the current lists of disciplinary outcomes, upcoming tribunals, and licence terminations and suspensions.

Join the AAT Discipline and Conduct Panel
Join the AAT Discipline and Conduct Panel

We're looking for volunteer MAATs and FMAATs to help the Professional Standards team decide on disciplinary cases.