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Tiered Membership Program

The IAABC Seeks International Diversity

IAABC seeks to expand worldwide, engaging professionals in diverse communities around the globe and through them, supporting ethical training with local clients. However, high USD-based fees pose a barrier to joining for individuals whose local currency is not strong against the dollar and whose local economies do not provide them with the purchasing power to make standard fees feasible.

In order to support international growth into these areas, and to support those potential members IAABC has moved to a tiered fee structure based on World Bank data on income levels.To that end we will be moving forward with the following:

Tier 1 - 100%

Countries classified as high income will pay full membership fees.

Tier 2 - 75%

Countries classified as upper middle income will pay 75% of the full membership fees

Countries currently included: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Belize, Brazil, Botswana, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Fiji, Gabon, Georgia, Equatorial Guinea, Grenada, Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, St. Lucia, Moldova, Maldives, Mexico, Marshall Islands, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Mauritius, Malaysia, Namibia, Peru, Palau, Paraguay ,El Salvador, Serbia, Suriname, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, St. Vincent, Kosovo, South Africa

Tier 3 - 50%

Countries classified as lower middle income and low income will be 50% of the full membership fees.

Countries currently included: Argentina, Burundi,Burkina Faso, Congo, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Madagascar, Mozambique, Malawi, Niger, Rwanda, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Chad, Togo, Uganda, Angola, Benin, Bangladesh, Bolivia, Bhutan, Cote d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Comoro s, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Algeria, Egypt, Micronesia, Ghana, Guinea, Honduras, Haiti, India, Jordan, Kenya, Kyrgyz, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao, Sri Lanka, Lesotho, Morocco, Myanmar, Mongolia, Mauritania, Nigeria, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Papua New Guinea

When registering for membership the fee structure will be based on the residency of the member. Any person registering for membership can pay full membership fees but the discount will be taken at the time of registration via the website. Please email membership@iaabc.org if you have any questions about which fee structure you are eligible for.

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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