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Member Chapters

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Worldwide Reach

The IAABC's membership is organized into ten global chapters in order to better reach and serve the needs of members around the world. Regional liaisons communicate directly with the executive staff of IAABC Central to bring questions and concerns to the top and to help localize IAABC benefits.
IAABC Global is in its formative stage and there are currently two chapters with active leadership. We are searching for volunteers who are dedicated to bringing professionalization of the behavior industry to their locale. If you are interested in serving as a regional liaison, please contact the IAABC Executive Director to learn more about this opportunity.

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    What chapter will I be in?

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    Check out the list below to find your country. If your country is not listed, please let us know.

    Latin America

    South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela*;

    Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba*, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama;

    Caribbean and Bahamas: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago

    *Venezuela and Cuba are not open for membership due to U.S. sanctions


    Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Czech Republic, Sweden, Portugal, Hungary, Belarus, Austria, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Denmark, Finland, Slovakia, Norway, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Lithuania, Moldova, Slovenia, North Macedonia, Latvia, Kosovo, Estonia, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Malta, Iceland, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino Gibraltar, Cyprus

    United Kingdom & Ireland

    United Kingdom, Ireland, Jersey, Isle of Man, Guernsey, British Overseas Territories


    Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, Comoros, The Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Middle East

    Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria*, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Palestine, Yemen

    *Syria is not open for membership due to current U.S. sanctions

    Central Asia

    China, Hong Kong, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Iran*, Russian Federation*, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Bhutan, Armenia, Sri Lanka, Maldives

    *Iran and the Russian Federation are not open for membership due to U.S. sanctions

    Southeast Asia

    Japan, Taiwan, North Korea*, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, Indonesia, Cambodia, Brunei, Papua New Guinea, East Timor

    *North Korea is not open for membership due to U.S. sanctions

    Australia & Oceania

    Australia, New Zealand/Aotearoa

    United States

    United States of America



IAABC Policy Statement - Sanctioned Countries

The International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), a United States-based non profit organization, is fully compliant with Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") regulations, and is unable to work with individuals who live in countries subject to certain sanctions.

If you live in North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, Iran, Syria, the Russian Federation, or the Crimea region of Ukraine, you are unable to become a member of the IAABC or become credentialed or certified through the IAABC. The IAABC is also prohibited from dealing with Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs), regardless of their location.

If you attempt to register for an IAABC sponsored program, activity or event despite U.S. sanctions that prohibit the IAABC from doing business with you, we must cancel your registration and will not be able to offer you a refund. Similarly, if you attempt to register for IAABC membership, credential or certification we must cancel your registration and will not be able to offer you a refund.

Please visit the OFAC website for details and updates on current sanctions programs, including updates on OFAC's recent Ukraine-related sanctions programs.

Member Testimonials

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  • Here I get support, information and training on current, evidence-based knowledge. A great community of international consultants offers great exchange on each relevant topic to support each other helping animals, their owners or even organizations that take care of animals of different species.

    By Sylvia Czarnecki, Certified Horse Behavior Consultant

  • I am proud and honored to be certified by, a member of, and educator for the IAABC. I consider the organization to be the industry standard for well-rounded, quality, ethical animal behavior information that is disseminated in a supportive, effective, collaborative environment. The IAABC works very hard to produce not only quantity of educational resources, but also quality.

    By Katenna Jones, Certified Dog & Cat Behavior Consultant

  • As a member, I get to network with experts in my field all over the world. This allows me to expand my knowledge in cat behavior as well as shelter behavior. As the feline behavior manager in an open intake shelter, this opportunity to learn from the best has allowed me to ensure the mental health and behavior needs are met for the cats in our care. The IAABC is the "go to" place for people all over the world to find experts in animal behavior. As a certified member my profile is available for the public to view. Since I earned my certification, I've seen my private business almost triple.

    By Lisa Stemcosky, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant

  • IAABC has been an invaluable learning tool for both myself and staff. As a shelter professional, the webinars provide relevant and up to date information to be used in multiple formats. The online convenience allows for continuing education, minus the travel.The mentorship programs are nothing short of amazing, including the pricing . This organization is always looking forward and growing.

    By Amy Schindler, Shelter Behavior Affiliate

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