All working in animal training and behavior, students, and all working with animals professionally are welcome
to join the IAABC.
Supporting membership: we welcome anyone who shares our values and wants to be a part of our community. Click
here to join as a Supporting member.
We award certification to professionals working with dogs, cats, horses and parrots. The application process
for certification covers how well you can apply your knowledge to real-life behavior case studies. The process
is explained in more detail
If you volunteer or work as a trainer in a shelter, you can apply for Shelter Behavior Affiliate status. If
you volunteer or work with working animals, such as therapy animals, service animals, herding, guarding, hunting,
or general farm animals, you can apply to be an Affiliate in our Working Animals Division.
Certification is valid for three years. If you are Certified, Associate Certified or shelter behavior affiliate
member, you must meet the requirements for continuing education, and pay your yearly membership dues to re-certify.
Supporting membership is valid for one year; to renew you only need to pay your dues.
If you're not sure what type of membership is right for you,
this infographic will help you decide.