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Supporting Membership 

 
Most IAABC members begin as a Supporting Member. Supporting Members are a valued component of the IAABC, and their memberships help us to make advances in the animal behavior industry.
 
As a Supporting Member, you can benefit from many of the perks of IAABC membership, learn more in your field, connect with other members for guidance and feedback, and prepare to apply for IAABC credentials.



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Membership Refund Policy

New members can request cancellation of their membership for a refund up to 48 hours after member dues are paid.  After this time period, no refunds can be processed. To request a refund, please write to info@iaabc.org from the email address associated with your IAABC account. A $25 USD administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Approved refunds will be issued to the original form are payment only. After 48 hours have expired, membership may still be canceled upon request with no refund issued. More information HERE.


    Supporting Membership FAQs

    Have a question that's not on the list? Please contact us.

    Does joining the IAABC qualify me to be a trainer?

    No. IAABC membership indicates that you are choosing to be held to a high professional standard and that you have elected participate in an international community dedicated to improving and promoting the field of animal behavior consulting. However, membership does not grant you any particular qualifications or rights.

    How do you support new members?

    We have a Welcome Committee to help guide you through our resources. The Welcome Committee will get in touch with you after you join and invite you to the next monthly new member video conferences. New members who need help navigating any part of our website or our processes can email our Membership Director for personal help. We value our members highly and intend to make your experience as positive as possible.

    Refund Policy

    Our refund policy is available HERE.

Member Testimonials

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.

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.

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.

Lisa Stemcosky, Certified Cat Behavior Consultant

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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.

Amy Schindler, Shelter Behavior Affiliate